Looks like the Vijay Deverakonda starrer Hero has been put in the cold storage. The shooting of this film commenced some time ago and some important scenes were canned in Delhi. Now with about 20 per cent of the shooting completed, the producers are not happy with the output that they decided to call off the project midway despite investing a huge amount of money into it.
According to Cinemaexpress, "The production house was not pleased with the output and could not arrive at a conclusion with the director on how to take it forward from here. Hence, they have decided to drop the film, despite spending Rs 15 crore on its making so far."
The film was being directed by Anand Annamalai of Kaka Muttai fame. Reports were that it is a sports-musical. It was reported that Vijay Deverakonda will be playing a professional biker and had undergone rigorous training for the role. Shalini Pandey, Vijayâ€™s lead pair in the cult hit movie Arjun Reddy and Malavika Mohanan were roped in to play the female leads in this flick. Also plans were on to release this film, produced by Mythrie Movie Makers, in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada languages.
It may be noted here that the muhurat of this film happened in Hyderabad with director Koratala Siva sounding the clapboard.
Meanwhile, Vijay Deverakonda is awaiting the release of Dear Comrade in a couple of days. Dear Comrade is likely to be released in all the four south Indian languages â€“ Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada considering the popularity of its lead actor Vijay Deverakonda and the universal appeal of the subject.
Vijay Deverakonda will be playing a student leader with communist background in this flick while Rashmika Mandanna will be seen as a cricketer playing for Telangana state. Sources in the know say that Rashmika Mandanna has worked hard to get into the skin of the character by learning the nuances of cricket. She underwent special training at the cricket club in Hyderabad before the shoot began.
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