Actor-director-choreographer Raghava Lawrence announced on Thursday evening that he would feature in director P Vasu‘s Chandramukhi 2, the sequel to the 2005 hit horror-drama Chandramukhi. The film will be bankrolled by Kalanithi Maran’s Sun Pictures, reportedly.
The actor added that he had taken permission and sought the blessings of Superstar Rajinikanth who had featured in the lead role in the first installment. Chandramukhi was the Tamil remake of the 1993 Malayalam classic Manichitrathazhu, starring Shobana and Mohanlal. The Tamil version featured Jyotika in the titular role.
The Kanchana star also added that he will be contributing INR 3 crores towards Covid19 relief funds from the advance received from the film. He will be giving Rs. 50 lakhs to the Prime Minister Care Fund, 50 Lakhs to the Chief Minister Relief Fund of Tamil Nadu, and 50 lakhs towards the Film Employees’ Federation of South India (FEFSI).
He also pledged 50 lakhs towards Dancer’s Union, 25 lakhs for boys with disabilities in an orphanage, and 75 lakhs for daily wagers and the people from his birthplace Desiya Nagar, Royapuram. He will be delivering food and essentials to the needy with the help of the police in a safe manner.
Kalanithi Maran’s Sun Network has contributed INR 10 crores towards Corona Relief. The news came on Thursday afternoon from a tweet by the company.
Sun TV Group is donating Rs.10 Crores towards Corona Covid 19 relief measures.
— Sun TV (@SunTV) April 9, 2020
Raghava Lawrence who was last seen in his directorial Kanchana 3 (Muni 4) was working on Laxmmi Bomb, the Hindi remake of his 2011 hit horror-drama Kanchana starring Akshay Kumar in the lead, before lockdown. Kanchana has already been dubbed in Telugu and remade in Kannada, Sinhala, and Bengali.
Laxmmi Bomb will hit screens this year.
From Lakshmi bomb song shoot, I’m happy and proud to be working with the most hardworking , time punctual and down to earth Akshay Kumar sir and beyond all that a good human being. pic.twitter.com/LQMkmR00RW
— Raghava Lawrence (@offl_Lawrence) February 11, 2020