In the upcoming bilingual titled Dr 56, the award-winning actor Priya Mani has been roped in to play a CBI officer. It is a sci-fi action thriller that will be directed by Rajesh Anand Leela. Praveen Reddy will be sharing the screen space with Priya Mani in this flick. Incidentally, the hero is also in charge of the film’s story and screenplay.
Talking to the Deccan Chronicle about Dr. 56, its director had said, “Priya was highly impressed when I narrated the script to her. She took the time to prepare for the role of an upright CBI officer. She stumbles upon a scam and will be investigating a series of murders in the city. There’s no romantic pair to her, but it is not a female-centric movie. Priya, Praveen and others are all characters in the narrative.”
The director also went on to reveal that he is filming every scene twice, one for the Kannada version and the other for the Tamil version. Besides Dr. 56, Priya Mani also has the Telugu flicks Virata Parvam and Sirivennala in her kitty.
Virata Parvam is bankrolled by Rana’s father Suresh Babu Daggubati in association with Sudhakar Cherukuri. The film is directed by Venu Udugula of Naadi Needi Oke Kadha fame. Tabu, Priyamani, Eswari Rao and Zareena Wahab have been roped in to play supporting roles in it. The shooting of this film will begin soon and the groundwork is currently on. Suresh Bobbili has been roped in to compose music for this flick.
Sirivennela will be directed by Prakash Pulijala and produced by A N Bhasha and Rama Seetha under their banner. It may be noted that Priya Mani’s last film release was Nanna Prakara in which she played a doctor.