The makers of Mahesh Babu's next Sarileru Neekevvaru released a special poster and the first look teaser on the occasion of the actor's birthday.
In the poster, the actor is seen sporting the army uniform which indicates that he is playing an army officer in the film. While the star has played a cop in a couple of films like Pokiri and Dookudu, this is the first time he will be seen as an army officer.
Directed by Anil Ravipudi, the shooting of Sarileru Neekevvaru is currently in progress in Kashmir and will be a Sankranthi 2020 release. Director Anil was quoted by Deccan Chronicle saying, â€śMaheshâ€™s role in the film â€”that of an army major â€” has been penned to be in perfect alignment with the filmâ€™s title. The film has Rashmika Mandanna as the lead heroineâ€™s role.â€ť
The film will have two veteran actors Ramya Krishnan and Vijayashanthi in pivotal roles with Rajendra Prasad, Rao Ramesh and producer Bandla Ganesh in the star cast as well. Veteran actor Vijayashanti, who stayed away from filmdom for a long time owing to her political commitments, has been roped in to play a pivotal role.
Jagapathi Babu, the most wanted villain in the south Indian film circuit right now, was roped in to play the antagonist. Looks like Jagapathi Babu is not a part of the project anymore. He has been replaced by Prakash Raj, confirm sources.
Sarileru Neekevvaru is being bankrolled jointly by Anil Sunkara, Dil Raju and Mahesh Babu under the banner AK Entertainments, Sri Venkateswara Creations, GMB Entertainment. Devi Sri Prasad will be composing music for this venture.
Mahesh Babuâ€™s last film to release at the theatres was Maharshi in May this year. Directed by Vamsi Paidapally, it is a high budget project with a major portion of it shot in the United States. The film was about three friends played by Mahesh Babu, Allari Naresh and Pooja Hegde. It also had veteran actor Jayapradha playing a pivotal role.
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