Nagarjuna is gearing up to don the greasepaint once again! The star has signed up a new project that will be directed by Rahul Ravindran of Chi La Sow fame. Sources in the know say that Rahul Ravindranâ€™s maiden directorial impressed the star so much that he decided to have him direct his upcoming film. Interestingly, the project will be a sequel to the hit movie Manmadhudu.
Manmadhudu, a romantic comedy released in the year 2002, was produced by Nagarjuna Akkineni under the banner Annapurna Studios. It was directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar and had Nagarjuna Akkineni, Sonali Bendre and Anshu in the lead roles. The technical crew of this film included Devi Sri Prasad for music, Trivikram Srinivas for penning the story and dialogues, Sameer Reddy for cinematography and A Sreekar Prasad for editing. The film was one of the biggest hits in Nagarjuna's career.
Reports are that the shooting schedules for the Manmadhudu sequel are being worked out and that a schedule is being planned in Portugal. More details about the cast and crew of this project are expected to be revealed soon.
It may be noted here that Nagarjuna had unveiled the trailer of Rahul Ravindranâ€™s debut movie Chi La Sow last year. The film was about the 27-year-old hero, played by Sushanth being forced by his family to get married and he meets the heroine Ruhani Sharma during the process and falls in love. What happens further forms the crux of the film. The star cast of Chi La Sow also included Rohini, Anu Haasan, Vennela Kishore, Rahul Ramakrishnan, Sanjay Swaroop, and Vidyulekha Raman. Prashanth R Vihari had composed music for Chi La Sow with M Sukumar cranking the camera.
Film buffs are now waiting eagerly for more news on his second directorial; more so because it has a bankable star like Nagarjuna.
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