Akshay Kumar to make Telugu debut with Vishnu Manchu’s ‘Kannappa’

Apr16,2024


Mohan Babu, Akshay Kumar and Vishnu Manchu

Mohan Babu, Akshay Kumar and Vishnu Manchu. Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has joined the cast of Telugu star Vishnu Manchu's upcoming pan-Indian action film. Kannappa, The film, which also stars Mohanlal, Prabhas and Nayanthara, will mark Akshay's debut in Telugu cinema.

According to a statement from the makers, Akshay is set to join the shooting schedule of the film in Hyderabad, “to capture important scenes, including an important part of the climax of the film.”

Speaking about Akshay's casting, lead star Vishnu said in a statement, “It is thrilling to shoot with Akshay sir. We will start the climax of the film together. It is a great honor to have a talented actor like him join us. Their addition makes Kannappa truly a pan-Indian film.

Conducted by Mukesh Kumar Singh. Kannappa It depicts Vishnu as Bhakta Kannappa, an atheist and fearless warrior who became a devoted follower of Lord Shiva. A famous figure in Telugu folklore, Kannappa became a devotee of Lord Shiva and took out his eye as an offering to the Hindu deity.

The first look of the film, released earlier, showed Vishnu as a man wielding a bow and arrow emerging from a waterfall. Kannappa It also stars Mohan Babu, Sarath Kumar, Brahmanandam, Preeti Mukundan, Madhu and Mukesh Rishi.

Produced by AVA Entertainment and 24 Frames Factory, the film features an impressive line-up of technicians, including renowned Hollywood cinematographer Sheldon Chow, action director Kecha Khamphakdi and dance maestro Prabhu Deva.



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