Akshay Kumar to make Telugu cinema debut with 'Kannappa'

Manchu Vishnu will play the titular role in "Kannappa

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  16 April 2024 9:56 AM GMT
Akshay Kumar to make Telugu cinema debut with Kannappa

New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has boarded the cast of the Vishnu Manchu-starrer "Kannappa", the makers announced on Tuesday.

While details about Kumar's role are unknown, the film marks the actor's Telugu cinema debut.

Manchu, who plays the titular role in "Kannappa", shared the news of Kumar's casting on his official X page.

"The #Kannappa journey just got more thrilling as we welcome the Superstar Mr. Akshay Kumar to the Telugu Film Industry. Thrilled to announce his debut in Telugu cinema with Kannappa. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!" the actor captioned his post.

Kumar, who currently stars in action film "Bade Miyan Chote Miyan", thanked Manchu for making him part of the team.

"Thank you @iVishnuManchu for such a warm welcome and making me a part of your #Kannappa journey. Jai Mahakaal," the 56-year-old actor posted on X.

Based on a true story, the upcoming movie will follow the journey of Kannappa, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.

"Kannappa" is directed by Mukesh Kumar Singh and produced by Manchu's banners AVA Entertainment and 24 Frames Factory.

The film also stars Preity Mukhundhan, Mohanlal, Prabhas, Mohan Babu, R Sarathkumar, Brahmanandam, Madhoo, and Mukesh Rishi.

It will be released in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and English.

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