Quite some time ago, there were reports that director Vikram Kumar would go on to direct Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun but now it looks like these projects may not materialise.
After the success of Duvvada Jaganadham, Allu Arjun has moved over to Naa Peru Surya, which is being directed by debutant Vakkantham Vamsi, a popular writer in the Telugu film industry. There are also reports that Allu Arjun will be working with directors Vi Anand and Muruthi next.
Mahesh Babu, whose last outing Spyder received a mixed response at the box office, is now busy with the political thriller Bharath Ane Nenu. He also has a slew of films with top directors such as Vamsi Paidipally, Trivikram, Boyapati Sreenu and SS Rajamouli lined up. With this being the scenario, it looks like both these stars couldn’t accommodate Vikram Kumar for now.
Meanwhile, the director is busy directing Akhil Akkineni in the movie Hello, which is touted to hit the silver screens in December this year. According to the latest reports, Vikram Kumar has narrated a story to Nani and he had given his go ahead. So, it now looks like it will be Vikram Kumar and Nani teaming up next.
Vikram Kumar began his career with the English movie Silent Scream, which went on to win the National Film Award for Best Educational/Motivational/Instructional Film. He then directed the Telugu movie Ishtam in 2001 and made his debut in Tamil with Alai.
He shot to limelight with Yavarum Nalam / 13B, a horror flick in 2009 and won the Filmfare Award for Best Director - Telugu for directing the family entertainer Manam that featured the three generations of the Akkineni family.