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Vijay Deverakonda to play a professional biker in Hero


Malavika Mohanan, last seen in Rajinikanth’s Petta, has been signed as the leading lady. This project will mark her Telugu debut.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Arjun Reddy (2017) breakout star Vijay Deverakonda has an exciting slate of projects in his kitty. Currently simultaneously shooting for Dear Comrade and a yet-untitled romantic project with director Kranthi Madhav, it is learnt from reliable sources that Vijay will next be seen playing a professional biker in Arvind Annamalai’s Hero.

The project was announced via a statement over the weekend. The film, to be made in Tamil and Telugu, will be bankrolled by Mythri Movie Makers.

Malavika Mohanan, last seen in Rajinikanth’s Petta (2018), has been signed as the leading lady. This project will mark her Telugu debut.

Post Petta, Malavika had said in an interview to The Indian Express daily that she’s open to working across industries and languages.

“Now, I am open to doing films in any industry be it Telugu, Hindi, Tamil or Kannada. I think good cinema is good cinema. There are people in every industry I would love to work with. I have grown up and been inspired by Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman and even Rajinikanth. In Telugu, I think SS Rajamouli is kick-ass. So, I think it is silly for actors to restrain themselves to a particular industry. At the end of the day, I am okay working in any industry," she had said.

The makers are yet to reveal the rest of the cast and crew.

The project will mark the directorial debut of Arvind Annamalai, an erstwhile assistant of director Manikandan of Kaaka Muttai (2016) fame.