Veteran actor Vijayshanthi stayed away from donning the greasepaint for a few years owing to her political career. Recently, it was announced that she will be staging a comeback with the Mahesh Babu starrer Sarileru Neekevvaru.
According to latest reports, Vijayshanthi 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. Director Anil Ravipudi impressed the actor with his portrayal of the character so much so that she agreed to come on board, sources add. Vijayshanthi joined the sets recently and has begun shooting for her portions.
A schedule of this film was shot in Kashmir and the team returned back to the city last month. The team had been stationed there for about 15 days where some major portions were shot. According to reports, Mahesh Babu plays an army major in the movie and scenes pertaining to it were shot in Kashmir. 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. The next schedule began in Hyderabad late last month and is progressing well.
Directed by Anil Ravipudi, Rashmika Mandanna has been roped in to play the female lead in 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 AK Entertainments, Sri Venkateswara Creations, 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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