Actor Sharwanand has had a terrific 2017 with two of his releases turning out to be hits – Shatamanam Bhavati and Mahanubhavudu. Also, Shatamanam Bhavati went on to win a National Award making it more special for the actor and the makers. Sharwa is currently prepping up for his next film with Hanu Raghavapudi who is said to be one of the creative personalities in Tollywood. The film is yet to be titled and the shooting of the film is slated to begin in early part of 2018. The makers were on the lookout for a lead actress for the film and were looking at numerous options, reports said. And now, the makers have finally confirmed the lead actress for this yet to be titled film.
Fidaa and MCA actress Sai Pallavi has been roped in to play the leading lady in this film which will be her third film in Telugu. Sai Pallavi’s first two Telugu films – Fidaa and MCA – both have turned out to be hit films, and the makers of Hanu-Sharwa film will look to use the lucky charm of the actress for their success too.
Hanu Raghavapudi last made LIE with Nithiin in the lead role which wasn’t as big a hit as it was expected to be. Nithiin went through a complete makeover for LIE which was one of the better looks in his career. LIE starred Megha Akash in the lead role who was making her debut in Telugu cinema. Megha will be seen alongside Dhanush in Gautham Menon’s Enai Noki Paayum Thota which is currently being shot in Chennai.
Sharwanand will look to continue his success streak with this film which may be released towards the end of 2018. With Sai Pallavi in the lead and Hanu Raghavapudi directing it, the combination sure looks to be an exciting one.
Sai Pallavi also recently signed Dhanush’s ‘Maari 2’ which is directed by Balaji Mohan. Maari 2 will be made as a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu, and will be released simultaneously. Dhanush and Sai Pallavi, both, enjoy huge admiration in the Telugu states and the makers would want cash in on the following. Sai Pallavi also has another Tamil-Malayalam film titled Karu which is being currently shot.
Sai Pallavi has also been signed on to play the female lead in Suriya’s next film which is going to be directed by Selvaraghavan. Just like Selva’s previous films, this one too is expected to feature a strong female protagonist. As such, it could serve as a perfect platform for Sai Pallavi to showcase her abilities as a performer to the fullest. Sai Pallavi is a big fan of Suriya and had once said that she has never missed any of his films. “I have been a great fan of Suriya right from my college days. I never missed Suriya’s movies on the first day. I don’t know if I would ever get a chance to work with Suriya. But, I wish to meet him once and say ‘I love you’!” she had added.