Veteran actor Vijayashanthi stayed away from donning the greasepaint for a few years due to her political assignments. Recently, it was announced that she will be staging a comeback with the Mahesh Babu starrer Sarileru Neekevvaru.
In an interview to TOI, the veteran actor shared saying, â€śBefore I began shooting, I did feel quite nervous. I must tell you, it was such an unfamiliar feeling. Well, but everything else about the film industry has changed today. It all seems completely new to me. I felt like a kid on the first day of school,â€ť
Directed by Anil Ravipudi, according to the latest reports, Vijayashanthi will be playing a medical college professor in the film. It is a very interesting role and the character is important to the narrative, we hear.
In the film, Mahesh Babu will be seen playing an army major. 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.
Last seen as Lilly in the recently released Vijay Deverakonda starrer Dear Comrade, Rashmika Mandanna has been roped in to play the female lead in the film.
Rashmika had recently wrapped up shooting the first schedule of the film.
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
Sarileru Neekevvaru is being bankrolled jointly by Anil Sunkara, Dil Raju and Mahesh Babu under the banner of AK Entertainments, Sri Venkateswara Creations and GMB Entertainment. Devi Sri Prasad will be composing music for this venture. It is scheduled to hit the marquee for Sankaranthi next year.
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