Last year, actress Rashmika Mandanna became the talk of the town for all the right reasons when Geetha Govindam opened to a thunderous response at the box office and became a runaway hit. The film, featuring her as the the leading lady opposite Vijay Deverakonda, clicked with the 'Gen Y' audience, which helped it rake in the moolah. Sadly, her next release Devadas did not live up to expectations and proved to be a failure. Now, Rashmika Mandanna Is back in the limelight for a surprising reason.
Kiara Over Rashmika?
According to Cinejosh, the makers of the Prabhas starrer Saaho will soon be shooting a special dance number, which is likely to be an important part of the movie. The buzz is that Rashmika Mandanna was initially considered for the song, however, Bharat Ane Nenu actress Kiara Advani ultimately bagged the offer.
Saaho, directed by Sujeeth, marks Prabhas' return to the big screen after nearly two years and this makes it one of the biggest films of the year. The movie, featuring 'Darling' in a stylish new avatar, has been shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu and this makes it a pan-India affair. Saaho features Shraddha Kapoor as the leading lady and marks her Tollywood debut. Actors Jackie Shroff, Arun Vijay and Neil Nitin Mukesh too are a part of the cast.
Dear Comrade Calling
Meanwhile, Rashmika is currently awaiting the release of Dear Comrade, which is slated to hit screens later this month. The film, directed by Bharat Kamma, marks her second collaboration with Geetha Govindam co-star Vijay Deverakonda. Dear comrade has already created a buzz amongst fans, which indicates that it has the potential to be a hit.
A Busy Time For Rashmika
Rashmika Mandanna will also be seen in Sarileru Neekevvaru, which features Mahesh Babu in the lead. The fun-filled entertainer, directed by F2 director Anil Ravipudi, is likely to hit screens during Sankranthi 2020. The buzz is that it has the potential to be a blockbuster.