Veteran writer KV Vijayendra Prasad will be foraying into the Malayalam film industry soon. He has been roped in to pen the screenplay for a mythological film that will be directed by Vijeesh Mani. According to sources, the budget of this film is going to be huge and it is going to be based on a mythological epic. The groundwork for this project is on and the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be finalized. The project will start rolling from September this year.
KV Vijayendra Prasad made his debut as a writer with Janaki Ramudu and has written several films in his long career including Vijay's Atlee directorial Mersal (2017), Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), Jaguar (2016), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Baahubali: The Beginning (2015).
Though KV Vijayendra Prasad has worked in several films in his career and was a success, it was the Baahubali franchise that turned out to be the game changer. His recent release was the Bollywood movie Manikarnika, which had Kangna Ranaut playing the female lead, directed by Krish Jagarlamudi. It was an epic biographical film based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi. He also scripted SS Rajamouli directorial ‘RRR’, a multi starrer that has Ram Charan Teja and Jr NTR as heroes. Made on a budget of Rs 300 crore, the project is being bankrolled by DVV Dhanayya under his banner DVV Entertainments.
Vijayendra Prasad is also roped in for late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa's biopic titled Thalaivi, helmed by director AL Vijay. The film will have Bollywood star Kangna Ranaut in the lead and is produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri.
On the other hand, director Vijeesh Mani had made his directorial debut with the movie Vishwaguru, a film that made its way to the Guinness World Records for being the fastest film ever shot and produced. Vishwaguru was shot, edited and released in 51 hours and two minutes.
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