Allu Sirish, who is desperately in need of a big hit, is looking forward to his upcoming film ABCD (American Born Confused Desi), which is the remake of the 2013 Malayalam film with the same title. The film, which went on to the floors recently, is being directed by debutant Sanjeev Reddy.
The comedy entertainer has Rukshar Dhillon playing the female lead with master Bharath staging a comeback with a pivotal role in it. According to reports, Rashmika Mandanna, the popular Kannada actor, has been roped in to play an important role in this comedy entertainer. Sources say that Rashmika understands that her role will be small but did not want to let go the opportunity as it is a performance oriented role that would provide fodder for her acting skills. The film is being bankrolled by Madhura Sreedhar and Yash Rangineni. The shooting has just begun and plans are on to release ABCD later this year.
The original version of ABCD which was released in 2013, was directed by Martin Prakkat. The film starred Dulquer Salman in the lead role with Jacob Gregory, Aparna Gopinath, Tovino Thomas and S. P. Sreekumar in pivotal roles. It was bankrolled by Shibu Thameens under the banner Thameens Films. Made on a budget of Rs. 4.5 crores, the movie collected Rs 12.5 crore at the box office.
Allu Sirish, son of ace Telugu film producer Allu Aravind and brother of film star Allu Arjun, made his acting debut as a hero with the Tamil / Telugu bilingual Gouravam. Srirasthu Subamasthu, released in 2016, was a big hit in his career and he followed it with another hit movie Okka Kshanam last year. The young actor is hopeful to score another big hit with this remake.