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Choreographer turned director, Raju Sundaram's first film was the Ajith starrer 'Aegan'.

Ace choreographer Raju Sundaram turned director with the Tamil film Aegan that had Ajith and Nayanthara in the lead. After 11 years, he is set to debut as a director in the Telugu film industry.

Touted to be a romantic comedy, the film will have Sharwanand in the lead role. Ramabrahmam Sunkara will be bankrolling the project under his banner AK Entertainments. Reports are that the hero was so impressed with the story that he agreed to star in it. The groundwork for this untitled film is on and the shooting is expected to begin later this year.

Sharwanand is a busy actor juggling his career between the Tamil and Telugu film industries. The star is currently busy shooting for the Telugu remake of the hit Tamil film 96. C Prem Kumar, who had directed the original version, is wielding the megaphone for this venture as well with Dil Raju bankrolling the project under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations. The Tamil film 96 had turned out to be one of the biggest hits last year following which its remake rights for Telugu and Kannada have been lapped up. It starred Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha as the lead pair. 

While this Telugu remake is progressing, reports have emerged that Sharwanand has signed up a Tamil film. This film will be produced by SR Prabhu and directed by a debutant, whose name has not been revealed yet. More details, including the female lead and the rest of the star cast and crew, are expected to be out soon.

It may be noted here that Sharwanand also has another Telugu project in his kitty. The film is directed by Sudheer Varma and bankrolled by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi under the banner Sithara Entertainments. Sharwanand is paired opposite Kajal Agarwal in this flick.

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