The shooting of the Telugu film Son Of India, starring veteran actor Mohan Babu and directed by Diamond Ratna Babu, has commenced in Hyderabad on Friday, the film’s producer Vishnu Manchu announced on social media.
The shooting commenced with a religious ceremonial in the presence of the cast and crew. The film is jointly bankrolled under the 24 Frames Factory and Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures banners.
— Vishnu Manchu (@iVishnuManchu) October 23, 2020
The film is billed to be a political drama with a patriotic message. In a video posted on social media by Mohan Babu’s daughter, he is seen dressed in white, as is customary of Indian politicians. The first look poster of the film was released on Twitter on Independence Day by the actor.
— Mohan Babu M (@themohanbabu) August 15, 2020
The film marks Mohan Babu’s comeback to films after a two-year hiatus. He was last seen in the Telugu biographical drama Mahanati, written and directed by Nag Ashwin, based on the life of actor Savitri. In Mahanati, Babu played the role of legendary actor SV Ranga Rao.
His upcoming release includes the Tamil film Soorarai Pottru, directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad and starring Suriya and Aparna Balamurali in lead roles. Based on the life of Air Deccan founder GR Gopinath, the film was scheduled to release this October. However, it was announced on Thursday that the release will be delayed due to pending government approvals. The film is also being dubbed in Telugu as Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra.
Actor-director Manchu was last seen in Telugu film Voter, written and directed by GS Karthik Reddy in 2019. His upcoming film Mosagallu is directed by Jeffrey Gee Chin. Bankrolled under the banner of AVA Entertainment and 24 Frames Factory and produced by Manchu, the film also features Kajal Aggarwal, Sunil Shetty, Ruhi Singh, Navdeep, Naveen Chandra, and Karma McCain.