Vijay Deverakonda’s next titled Dear Comrade, poster also unveiled. See pic
On the occasion of actor Vijay Deverakonda’s birthday on Wednesday, the name and poster of his new film with director Bharat Kamma, was announced. It is titled Dear Comrade.
Rashmika Mandanna of the Kirik Party fame, who forayed into acting via Kannada industry, plays the leading lady in the film. Last seen on screen in Naga Shaurya’s Chalo, she has two projects with Deverakonda in her kitty. “She plays a sportswoman in Bharat Kamma’s film. She’s thrilled to be playing a sportsperson on screen. It’s not yet known if the story is sports-based or is it merely being used as a sub-plot. The regular shooting commence from June or July,” a source told Hindustan Times. Rashmika is expected to wrap up her current commitments in Kannada soon. She’s currently shooting for Kannada action-drama Yajamana with actor Darshan.
Deverakonda, well known for his portrayal in Arjun Reddy, has an interesting line up of films this year. He plays a crucial role in Savitri biopic Mahanati, which has hit the screens today. He also awaits the release of Taxiwaala, which he has described as a multi-genre film at the film’s teaser launch last month.
Vijay is currently shooting for his Telugu-Tamil bilingual NOTA, besides his film with director Bharat Kamma.
However, all eyes are on Deverakonda’s NOTA as it marks the actor’s Tamil debut. He is dubbing in his own voice for the film. At the film’s launch, he said: “Post Pellichoopulu, I received a lot of offers from Tamil industry. I decided I won’t do a Tamil film unless I know the language. If I want to do it, I wanted to do it perfectly. Just after the release of Arjun Reddy, producer Gnanavel Raja brought me this script and was after me to give it a listen. He told me it’s from a very talented director called Anand Shankar. Even though I wasn’t interested in doing a Tamil film, I decided to listen to the script for his sake. When I heard it the first time, it was after a tiring day of shoot and I remember telling Anand that he should narrate it again on a day when I’m not so tired and feeling zoned out. He agreed and we met after a week and this time when I heard the script, I immediately jumped at the opportunity,” Deverakonda said, confirming that Tamil audiences will see his performance in the film in his own voice.
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