This hasnâ€™t been a great year for actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrencce whose two major releases Motta Siva Ketta Siva and Sivalinga failed to click at the box-office, leaving him with no option other than returning to the most successful Muni franchise.
Having recently announced that his next project will be Kanchana 3, the third installment in the Muni franchise, it has also been confirmed that the film will feature three heroines and they would be Bigg Boss fame Oviya, Vedhika and a newbie Nikita. The film will be bankrolled by Sun Pictures, who are making a comeback to production after a hiatus.
The first part in the Muni franchise released in 2007. The second part was called Muni 2: Kanchana and third, which released in 2015, was titled Kanchana 2. All the three parts did extremely well at the ticket window and cemented Lawrencceâ€™s position as a filmmaker too. It is believed Kanchana 3 will be a sequel to Kanchana 2, and will be made on a very high budget. According to reliable sources, itâ€™ll be the most expensive film of the franchise. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised soon.
Kanchana 3 is set to go on the floors in the last week of October. Lawrencce was supposed to team up with filmmaker P Vasu for the sequel to Chandramukhi. However, the project never materialised and the Sivalinga filmmaker is all set to remake Sundar Câ€™s highly successful horror-drama Aranmanai in Kannada. The duo is also set to join hands for the remake of Rajinikanthâ€™s Mannan.
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