Actor Sharwanand who was supposed to star opposite Nani in a Telugu film, has opted out the project. Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan will now play the role. Directed by Indraganti Mohanakrishna, shoot for the film will begin soon, says a TNM report.
Dulquer Salmaan’s first film in Telugu was last year’s Savitri Lakshmi biopic Mahanati. It was a bilingual film, made in Tamil as Nadigaiyar Thilagam. Dulquer’s role in the film was appreciated, he had played the character of Sivaji Ganeshan, who was married to Savitri.
Currently, Dulquer is acting along with Sonam Kapoor in The Zoya Factor. This is his third Hindi film after Karwaan, which released last year.
Karwaan also starred Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar. Directed by Akarsh Khurana, Karwaan was a road-trip movie centred on a missing dead body. It grossed averagely at the box office, but Dulquer’s performance in the movie was received well.
He presently has two other films under production. Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal, a Tamil movie by director Desingh Periyasamy, and Oru Yamandan Premakatha, a Malayalam movie by director BC Noufal.
The actor had earlier shared a picture from the sets of Oru Yamandan Premakatha.
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Utterly thrilled to restart #OruYemandanPremaKatha !! But it’s such a fun happy and hilarious set that I feel like no time has passed between scheds ! Of course seen in the pic are the hilarious and heartwarming Salim Ettan, my machan Saubi and the wonderful Vishnu and Bibin ! If you’re all wondering who the other fine gent right next to me is, he’s one of the boatmen helping us with shoot ! And I kid you not, his name is Sputnik ! How epic a name is that ? He was born a year after Russia launched Sputnik 1 into orbit in ‘57. So his folks named him Sputnik. Was the highlight of my day ! #epicday #epicnames #epicgents #epicweather #epicstate #entekeralam
Shoot for his latest Tamil film Vaan, just began. Ra Karthik is the director, and actors Kriti Kharbanda and Kalyani Priyadarshan play female leads in the movie. Dulquer had recently tweeted a poster, announcing the film.
Eid Mubarak ! As an eid present sharing the first look poster for a special film I'm going to start this year. Directed by Ra.Karthik @Rakarthik_dir Produced by J Selvakumar under the banner Kenanya Films @Kenanya_Off Shot by my close friend George_DOP ! @dheendhayal pic.twitter.com/vWDvzd3i8m
— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) June 15, 2018
Actor Kalyani too made her debut in Telugu recently. She starred in the 2017 film Hello.
Director Ra Karthik spoke about casting her in Vaan, and said in a ToI report, “I wanted someone who had the energy of a Nazriya or Genelia for this particular role and felt Kalyani had that vibe. That she is also a fresh face is an added advantage.”
Produced by J Selvakumar under the banner of Kenanya films, Vaan is an on-the-road film from Chennai to Kolkata. Music is by Dheena Dayalan. George C Williams is the cinematographer, and Sreekar Prasad has is the editor.