Anand Annamalai, the dialogue writer for the critically acclaimed film Kakka Muttai, is all set to don the directorâ€™s robes. He will be directing a film with the Arjun Reddy fame Vijay Devarakonda in the lead. Reports are that it is a sports musical and has been titled Hero. In this movie, Vijay Deverakonda will be playing a professional biker and will be undergoing rigorous training for the role.
On the heroine roped in for Hero, we hear that it will be Malavika Mohanan. The gorgeous actor was last seen in the Rajinikanth starrer Petta, which hit the marquee in January this year.
Malavika Mohanan did not sign up any new films after Petta and was waiting for the right role. To be released in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada, the film will be bankrolled by Mythri Movie Makers.
While the groundwork for Hero is on, Vijay Deverakonda is busy with Dear Comrade. Directed Bharat Kamma, the film is inspired from the Mollywood movie Comrade in America, which had Dulquer Salman playing the lead role.
Rashmika Mandanna is the female lead in this project and Vijay will be playing a student leader with a communist background in this flick. Rashmika Mandanna will be seen as a cricketer playing for Telangana state. Dear Comrade is also being produced by Y Naveen, Y Ravi Shankar and CV Mohan under the banner Mythri Movie Makers.
Apart from Dear Comrade, Vijay Devarakonda is also busy concentrating in the Kranthi Madhav directorial. The film has Catherine Tresa playing the female lead. KS Rama Rao will be bankrolling it. On the filmâ€™s storyline, we hear that it is a romantic tale that will be based on some real-life incidents. Reports are that Vijay Deverakonda will be joining the sets of Hero only after completing these two projects.
(Content provided by Digital Native)