Director Prasanth Varmaâ€™s last release was the Rajasekar starrer Kalki. The film is a crime thriller set in the 1980s. Dr. Rajasekar was seen playing a police officer in this flick which had the Telangana region as its backdrop. Sources in the film circles say that Kalki happens to be the costliest film ever for Rajasekar till date. It had Adah Sharma and Nanditha Shwetha playing the female leads.
While Kalki managed to get a lukewarm response at the box office, director Prasanth Varma is gearing up for his next project. Reports are that he has discussed a story with Akhil Akkineni and got his approval. The film will kick start after the groundwork is completed. Sources in the know say that it will be a complete romantic entertainer. Niranjan Reddy will be bankrolling the project under his banner Matinee Entertainments.
Meanwhile, Akhil has signed up a project with Bommarilu Bhaskar. Sources in the know say that Rashmika Mandanna is in talks with the filmmakers but she currently has a number of films needing her attention due to which she is unable to join the unit. Interestingly, this film will be produced by Bunny Vas who has produced Geetha Govindam which had Rashmika playing the female lead. There are reports that it is a very meaty role and something that will be akin to her character in Geetha Govindam.
Touted to be a rom-com, the filmâ€™s star cast and crew are expected to be revealed officially in a couple of weeks. On the genre of this film, we hear that it will be an emotional family drama. Akhil reportedly agreed to do this project after the director convinced him with the strong storyline line, say sources. There is a strong possibility for Akhil to do both the films simultaneously, say sources.