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Sridevi goes to Tollywood

 
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After getting a very cherubic debut as a child star in Rickshaw Mama, the classic beauty Sridevi Vijaykumar (Manjula's and Vijaykumar's daughter) had little luck as a young heroine in Kollywood in spite of her parents' solid support. After movies like Devadaiye Kandain and Thithikudhey, she has now turned her attention to Telugu and Kannada movies, as she wants to concentrate on meaty roles.

At present, she is busy with the Kannada remake of the Vijay-Shalini starrer, Kaadhalukku Mariyadhai, which was a super-duper hit among teens and parents alike for its novel propagation of love marriages and parental obedience. Except for her, the rest of the cast are all newcomers.

Manjira, is her latest offering in Telugu. She has acted in about six other movies in Telugu. She is portraying a Muslim girl for the first time in her career and says this will be quite different from other love stories that are currently being released.

Under Sai Banu's and M. Sambasiva Rao's production, the movie will be made by MAK Arts. Sai Bhanu is also debuting as director with newcomer Goutham as the hero. The film is a conflict-ridden love story with Salim Panda in a very starkly negative role.

One of the highlights of the film is that Raghuvaran had a major role; this might be his last film with his part completed. Brahmanandam, Surya, Jeeva, Dandapani and Ravali Bhanuchandar are among the star supporting cast.

Music is composed by Shekar Chandra. The makers hope to release the audio later this month and the film in September.

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