Actor Vishnu Manchu has turned director! His debut directorial is an ad film featuring his father and veteran actor Mohan Babu.
The Ministry of Water Resources apparently wanted to make a commercial as part of its water resources development and rejuvenation publicity campaign. When Mohan Babu agreed to do the commercial as it was for a good cause, Vishnu Manchu realised that this could be the right opportunity for him to venture into direction. The ad film, shot at the popular Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad recently, will be released for the public to see very soon, say sources.
In a press statement, Vishnu has been quoted as saying, â€śThe 1 minute TVC will highlight the importance of river conservation and rejuvenation that is so vital for our existence. It is a far-reaching initiative and I am glad to be part of this Government of India initiative to publicise the importance to deal with rapidly building water crisis at both the global and human scale.â€ť
Vishnu Manchu began his career as a child artiste in Ragile Gundelu. His debut as hero was with Vishnu in 2003, for which he went on to win the Filmfare Best Male Debut. Some of the films he has starred in so far include Sruyam, Astram, Dhee, Krishnarjuna, Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda and Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam.
The actor currently has two films at hand in different stages of production. One is Achari America Yatra directed by G Nageswara Reddy. Reddy, who is known for his super hits like Denikaina Ready and Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam, has penned the script for the film, keeping Vishnu and Brahmanandam in mind. The film will be shot extensively in the US and Brahmanandam will be seen essaying a pivotal role.
Vishnuâ€™s other film Voter, being directed by GS Karthik, is billed to be a political thriller. Surbhi plays the female lead in this bilingual, which will also be released in Tamil as Kural 388. It will mark Vishnuâ€™s debut in Kollywood.
Both the films are slated to hit the silver screens this year and the exact date of release will be announced soon.
With Vishnu directing a commercial for the first time, observers say it is just a matter of time before he wields the megaphone for a movie.
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