The Tamil Film Producers’ Council had some restrictions in place to ensure that small budget movies get a chance to have a good run at the box office.
Bollywood: Jhanvi Kapoor, daughter of producer Boney Kapoor and late actor Sri Devi, had reportedly told in an interview that he preferred to work with the Arjun Reddy star Vijay Devarakonda. This has given rise to the speculation that Vijay may make his debut in Bollywood with a film starring Jhanvi Kapoor as the female lead. Though there is no official word on it yet, sources say that Karan Johar may bankroll the venture starring Vijay Devarakonda and Jhanvi Kapoor.
Meanwhile, Vijay has signed a deal to star in the trilingual Dear Comrade. Vijay Devarakonda will be playing a student leader with communist background while Rashmika will be seen as cricketer playing for Telangana state. Sources in the know say that Rashmika is trying to get into the skin of the character by learning the nuances of cricket. She has been training hard at the cricket club in Hyderabad for the past few days.
Directed by Bharat Kamma, the film is reportedly inspired from the Mollywood movie Comrade in America. It had Dulquer Salman playing the lead role. Dear Comrade is being produced by Y. Naveen, Y. Ravi Shankar and CV Mohan under the banner Mythri Movie Makers.
It may be noted that soon after the launch of the trailer of Bollywood flick The Man Who Feels No Pain, Vijay Devarakonda showered praises on its director Vasan Bala. He also expressed his desire to work with him in the future. This has given rise to speculations that the star’s debut in the Hindi film industry would be with a Vasan Bala directorial.
Vijay Devarakonda shot into the limelight with his performance in Arjun Reddy, which turned out to be a smashing hit. He topped it up with successive hits such as Geetha Govindam and Taxiwala.