Sandeep Reddy Vanga later remade Arjun Reddy as Kabir Singh in Hindi
Last Updated: 07.18 AM, Aug 31, 2023
If Pelli Choopulu gave a direction to the career of Vijay Deverakonda in Telugu cinema, the latter was an overnight star with the stupendous success of the intense action romance Arjun Reddy. The film, written and directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, wasn’t only a monumental commercial success, but helped Vijay win over fans across the globe for his pathbreaking performance.
Vijay even made his Hindi debut last year with the sports saga Liger and is getting ready for his second pan-Indian film Kushi this Friday. The film, written and directed by Shiva Nirvana, has him paired opposite Samantha for the second time after Mahanati. The relationship drama is produced by Y Ravi Shankar and Naveen Yerneni under Mythri Movie Makers.
As part of a promotional event held in Hyderabad, Vijay Deverakonda and the team of Kushi answered the questions of fans across the country. The producer Y Ravi Shankar was asked about the genre of the film he would do with the Kushi star again (after working in two romance dramas Dear Comrade and Kushi). The response left Vijay Deverakonda fans thrilled.
“Is there a combo that can get all of us excited than Vijay and Sandeep Reddy Vanga? We will definitely try to rope in Sandeep for a violent, sensational film. I hope the combo materialises soon,” Ravi Shankar said. Earlier, the banner was to produce a sports film in a racing backdrop titled Hello, where Vijay was to pair up with Malavika Mohanan, but the project was dropped latter.
The Kushi star is currently working on two films - VD12 and VD13. VD12 is a periodic action thriller where Vijay plays a cop, paired opposite Sreeleela, and is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri. VD13, slated to release for Sankranthi 2024, has him cast alongside Mrunal Thakur and is a comedy entertainer helmed by Geetha Govindam maker Parasuram Petla.