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Awe 2 in the pipeline, confirms director Prasanth Varma

But no confirmation on whether Nani, who produced Awe, will do the honours for the sequel as well.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Director Prasanth Varma has confirmed that the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Telugu psychological thriller Awe (2018), which featured Kajal Aggarwal in the lead, is in the pipeline.

On the second anniversary of Awe on Sunday, Varma took to Twitter and shared the news about the sequel. 

 Prasanth has yet to confirm the cast and crew of the sequel. It is also not yet certain whether actor Nani, who produced Awe, will produce the sequel as well.

The film, which also featured Nithya Menen, Regina Cassandra, Srinivas Avasarla, Murali Sharma and Eesha Rebba, received a lot of appreciation for its story and treatment. 

Awe dealt with issues like child abuse, sexual abuse, and drug abuse among others.

In a post release interview, Nani had said: “The success of Awe has been overwhelming, simply because its reception was beyond our expectations. It was not meant to be a film for everybody. We had made it for a section of the audience and they loved it. But what really surprised us was that the film was celebrated by one and all. We received glowing reviews from critics and audiences alike.” 

Nani added that he couldn’t have been happier as a producer. “When you win backing such an experimental film, there can be nothing more rewarding.”

The actor said he does not agree with the view that audiences loved Awe because it was his film. “I don’t think audiences saw Awe as Nani’s film. They didn’t love the film just because I produced it. They genuinely loved it because it was good. Awe had more traction on social media than any of my films. For me, it’s the film of the year.”