Sai Pallavi likely to team up with Varun Tej
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Sekhar Kammula is considering actress Sai Pallavi for his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu film with Varun Tej, if sources are anything to go by.
“Pallavi has been approached but she’s yet to officially sign on the dotted line. Having recently graduated as a doctor, Pallavi is ready to take up acting full-time. Hence, offers have started pouring in,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.
Kammula’s project, which is about an NRI falling in love with a girl from Telangana, is expected to go on the floors from August or September.
Having made her cinematic debut with Malayalam blockbuster “Premam” last year, Pallavi has also worked in Malayalam film “Kali”.
If Pallavi signs the project, it will mark her Telugu debut.
Dil Raju will bankroll the film.
Ravi Teja might star in Manithan Telugu remake
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) Actor Ravi Teja, who was last seen in Telugu actioner “Bengal Tiger”, is most likely to star in the remake of Tamil court-room drama “Manithan”, a source said.
“Since the release of ‘Bengal Tiger’ last year, Ravi hasn’t signed any new project. Though he’s said to be in talks for a few projects including Telugu action-comedy aRobin Hood’, he hasn’t started working on it yet. The latest update from his camp is that hea¿s expressed to remake recent Tamil film ‘Manithan’,” a source close to the actor told IANS.
“Manithana, official remake of “Jolly LLB”, has appealed to both audiences and critics alike.
“It was after watching ‘Manithan’ that Ravi felt he’d be perfect to star in its remake. Having starred in back-to-back out-and-out commercial outings over the last few years, Ravi felt ita¿d be nice for a change to attempt a film like ‘Manithan’,” the source said.
Ravi is yet to officially give his consent for the project. However, talks have been initiated with the makers of the original.