Vijay Deverakonda is teaming up with Mrunal Thakur for his next outing, which has been titled Family Star. The project is helmed by Parasuram Petla.
Vijay Deverakonda bounced back after the massive disaster of his pan-Indian project Liger with the decent box office performance of his recent Telugu outing Kushi. The popular Telugu actor is now set to make a comeback to the big screen with Family Star, the upcoming entertainer helmed by Parasuram Petla. The highly anticipated project also marks Vijay Deverakonda’s first collaboration with Hi Nanna actress Mrunal Thakur.
Earlier, OTTplay exclusively reported that Family Star is gearing up for an April 2024 release. The cast and crew members of the movie have now confirmed the reports with an official announcement on social media.
Recently, Vijay Deverakonda took to his official social media handles, dropped a new still from his ambitious project, and announced the release date of the film. Family Star will hit the big screens on April 5, 2024, ahead of the Ugadi celebrations of the year. In the newly released still from the Parasuram Petla directorial, leading man Vijay looks different in his common man avatar.
The actor, who is best known for his angry young man roles, is seen in a striped T-shirt and a checkered lungi. He is seen holding his Aadhar card in his mouth and a sack on his shoulder as he gears up to run. From the new picture, it is safe to assume that the celebrated actor is finally set to bid goodbye to the overused ‘toxic lover with anger issues’ trope with Family Star, as the title of the film suggests.
The Parasuram Petla directorial, which is touted to be a romantic comedy, reportedly revolves around a breezy love story. If the rumours are to be believed, Vijay Deverakonda’s rumoured girlfriend, Rashmika Mandanna, is making a special appearance in the film. Divyansha Kaushik and Ajay Ghosh appear in supporting roles. Gopi Sundar composes the songs and background score for the movie. Family Star is produced by Dil Raju under the prestigious banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations.