Director Vikram Kumar, known for films such as Manam and 24, has confirmed that he is launching filmmaker Priyadarshan's daughter Kalyani in his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu project, starring Akkineni Akhil in the lead.
"I had worked as an assistant with Priyadarshan sir and I have known his daughter since she was a kid. We felt this would be a great launch pad for Kalyani. She is expected to join the sets in ten days' time," Vikram told IANS.
A romantic actioner, the film is being produced by actor Akkineni Nagarjuna.
"We are currently shooting some action sequences. It's too early to talk about the story or the characters," he said.
Image courtesy: Facebook/Lissy Lakshmi; Lissy with Kalyani.
Daughter of acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan and actor Lissy, Kalyani made her debut in the film industry as an assistant director.
She had worked in the movie Iru Mugan, which had Vikram and Nayanthara as the lead pair. The science fiction action flick was directed by Anand Shankar.
To be titled yet, the film that is directed by Vikram Kumar of Yaavarum Nalamand Manam fame, is expected to hit the silver screens later this year.
The project has already gone on the floors with the inaugural ceremony taking place a few months ago.
With Akhil in need of a hit, Vikram Kumar is leaving no stone unturned to get the best output. The film is being bankrolled by Nagarjuna under his banner Annapurna Studios.
IANS and Digital Native inputs