Manmadhudu, a 2002 rom-com, had Akkineni Nagarjuna in the lead role and he had bankrolled the venture under his home banner Annapurna Studios. The film was a big hit in his career and after all these years, there are talks about its sequel being made.
Reports are that Nag has registered the title Manmadhudu 2 with the Film Chamber clearly indicating that the sequel is in the offing. However, it is not certain if he would play the lead role in it as in the prequel.
There is strong buzz that Nag had registered the title and the film may star either Naga Chaitanya or Akhil Akkineni. Both the young stars are in need of a big hit and Manmadhudu may be the right thing to up their career. However, there is no clarity on who will be playing the lead role.
Manmadhudu was directed by Vijaya Bhaskar with its story, screenplay and dialogues penned by the ace director Trivikram Srinivas. The film starred Sonali Bendre as Nag’s leading lady with the star cast also including Anshu, Chandra Mohan, Tanikella Bharani, Brahmanandam, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam and Sunil in supporting roles. Its technical crew comprised Devi Sri Prasad for music, Sameer Reddy for cinematography and A Sreekar Prasad for editing.
Meanwhile, there is a buzz that Nagarjuna may be starring in the sequel to his yet another hit flick Bangarraju. Currently, he is busy with the multi-starrer Devadas in which he shares the screen space with Nani. Directed by Sriram Adittya, the film is being presented by C Dharma Raju and bankrolled by Ashwini Dutt under his banner Vyjayanthi Movies. It has Rashmika Mandanna and Aakanksha Singh playing the female leads. The shooting of Devadas is currently on and it is scheduled for release on September 27.
Akhil's next being Directed by Venky Atluri, the film will be produced by BVSN Prasad under his banner Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra. Dutch model and actor Farah Karimaee, who was seen in the N Balakrishna starrer Gautami Putra Satkarni, has bagged an offer to star opposite Akhil.
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