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Kalyani Priyadarshan In Talks To Star In ‘Maanadu’

Kalyani Priyadarshan, the daughter of director Priyadarshan, is being considered as the female lead in Venkat Prabhu’s Maanadu, starring Simbu. The movie will reportedly go on floors in May.


Many reports speculated that the Hello actress was all set to work in the movie. When contacted by Silverscreen, producer Suresh Kamatchi said that nothing was confirmed. Silverscreen will report as soon as details are confirmed.

Meanwhile, the actress will soon make her Tamil debut with Dulquer Salmaan’s Vaan. She has also been chosen to play the female lead in PS Mithran’s upcoming film with Sivakarthikeyan.

Maanadu will go on floors in May.  It had been earlier reported that the project would go on floors on STR’s birthday on February 3. When asked about the delay, the producer had said “STR is currently in the US to get into shape for the role. The shoot for the movie will start after he returns.” The film, a political thriller, was announced by Venkat Prabhu in  December 2018.

About Maanadu, Venkat Prabhu said in an interview, “It’s a long-pending project. We have been talking about a possible collaboration for a long time now. STR suddenly called me one day, and I narrated the outline of the script and his character. STR liked the idea and gave his nod. The movie will be a different experience for STR. His fans will find his character exciting.”


Meanwhile, the director awaits the release of his new movie Party. The film has an ensemble cast headlined by Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan, Regina Cassandra, Shiva, Jai and Chandran, among others.

STR was last seen in Sundar C’s Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven(VRV). The movie, featuring Megha Akash and Catherine Teresa, was a remake of the 2013 Telugu hit Attarintiki Daredi starring Pawan Kalyan and Samantha. The film, directed by Trivikram Srinivas, became a hit upon its release. However, VRV, which released on February 1, performed poorly at the box office.