Award-winning actor Priyamani has been signed up to play an important role in the upcoming Telugu movie Virata Parvam 1992. The director of the film impressed the actor with a performance-oriented role that she agreed immediately, say sources. Priyamani, who is currently in Dubai, will be heading to Hyderabad to join the team. The actor who made her debut with the Tamil film Ullam, hogged the limelight with the role Muthazhagu in Paruthiveeran. She went on to win the National Film Award for Best Actress (2006), Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil (2007) and Vijay Award for Best Actress (2007) for her characterisation of Muthazhagu.
According to reports, Virata Parvam 1992 will be a romance film, but will also have a lot of action and politics included to make the narration interesting. The film has Rana Daggubati playing a cop while Sai Pallavi will be seen as a Naxalite who is in love with the cop. According to the buzz doing rounds, Rana will be sporting a lean look for his upcoming film Virata Parvam 1992. As this is a period film, the actor was required to shed weight, say sources. The film is directed by Venu Udugula of Naadi Needi Oke Kadha fame. Tabu, Eswari Rao and Zareena Wahab have been roped in to play the supporting roles in it. The shooting of this film is likely to begin in June or July this year.
In the meantime, Rana Daggubati will be completing the current assignments on hands, including Haathi Meri Saathi. Directed by Prabhu Solomon, the film will be released in three languages – Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. It is titled Kaadan in Tamil and Aranya in Telugu. Besides Rana Daggubati, it also has Zoya Hussain, Kalki Koechlin, Vishnu Vishal and Pulkit Samrat in the lead roles. It is being produced by Inder Singh Bariya, Omshankar Bhagat, Ajay Rai and Sushil Tirwadkar under the banner Trinity Pictures.