All you Vijay Devarakonda and Dulquer Salmaan fans out there, there’s is good news for you. The Arjun Reddy-fame actor Vijay Devarakonda’s next project is a Telugu remake of the much-celebrated Dulquer Salmaan’s Malayalam movie ‘CIA’ (Comrade in America) directed by Ashiq Abu. However, the Telugu version will be directed by a debutant director Bharat Kamma and the Telugu version is titled as ‘Dear Comrade’.
The makers of this upcoming movie took to Twitter and announced the title officially on the eve of actor Devarakonda’s birthday. The first schedule of the film is said to kickstart in June. The Arjun Reddy actor also took to his Instagram account and release the first poster and captioned, “Mythri Movie Makers. Big Ben Cinemas & Your Man @Thedeverakonda. Bring you an action drama you will not forget – #DearComrade directed by Bharat Kamma. Shoot starts this June.”
If reports are to be believed, actress Rashmika Mandanna has been signed to play the lead heroine in the film. She debuted in Tollywood through Naga Shourya’s Chalo and has already started shooting for Nani-Nagarjuna’s untitled multi-starrer film directed by Sriram Aditya. Composer Justin Prabhakaran, best known for his work in Tamil films, is also said to be making his debut into Tollywood through Dear Comrade.
On the work front, Vijay Devarakonda’s next release will be Taxiwaala, which is directed by Rahul Sankriyan. The movie is said to hit theatres towards the end of May or early June. Also, Vijay is currently shooting for Iru Mugan director Anand Shankar’s Tamil, Telugu bi-lingual film NOTA.