According to a leading daily, young actor Rashmika Mandanna is all set to play the role of a sportsperson in her film with young sensation Vijay Deverakonda. The film will be directed by Bharat Kamma and is slated to go on floors this June. Confirming the good news, a source said that that the film is going to be pretty different from anything she has done in the past.
“The actress is known to spring surprises by trying new roles. Perhaps, the role appeals to the youth a lot and that’s what excited her and prompted her to take up the project immediately,” added the source.
Rashmika has done ‘girl-next-door’ roles till now and it will be worth watching if she is able to pull off her new avatar.
Interestingly, in February, she made her Tollywood debut with Chalo and added a new dimension to her career. A romantic-comedy, it also had Naga Shaurya in the lead and did well at the box office. In the film played the role of a college goer and dubbed her own lines. While talking about working in Tollywood, she had said that fans are extremely passionate about films in the Telugu states.
“The people here are warm and passionate about films,” she had added.
At present, she also has Nani and Nagarjuna’s multi starrer in her kitty. The film’s first schedule has already been wrapped up.
As far as Vijay Deverakonda is concerned, he was last seen in the path-breaking Arjun Reddy and impressed all and sundry . The dark-comedy hit screens last year and became the toast of T-town because of its bold content. Directed by Sandeep Reddy, it also had actor Shalini Pandey in the lead and did well at the box office.
At present, he also has Mahanati in his kitty. In the Savitri biopic, he will be seen in a pivotal role.