The makers of upcoming Allu Arjun-starrer Telugu action film Naa Peru Surya on Sunday confirmed that Anu Emmanuel has been finalised as the leading lady. Seen in Telugu films such as Majnu and Kittu Unnadu Jagartha, Anu Emmanuel is teaming up with Allu Arjun for the first time.
Producer Lagadapati Sridhar said, “We have finalized Anu Emmanuel to play the leading lady in the film. We looked for several options for the heroine’s part opposite Allu Arjun. Seeing her charm and performance in her previous films, Anu Emmanuel impressed one and all and hence got confirmed.”
Anu Emmanuel is known for her work in Telugu movies. However she started her career in Malayalam movies, specifically with Swapna Sanchari as a child artist. Swapna Sanchari was directed by filmmaker and Chairman of Kerala State Film Academy.
“I’m very much excited to work with Vakkantham Vamsi who will be wielding megaphone for the first time. And, I’m pleased to associate with Nagababu gaaru and Bunny Vass too,” he added. The regular shooting will commence from the first week of August.
To be directed by Vakkantham Vamsi, the film also stars Tamil actors Arjun Sarja and Sarath Kumar in crucial roles. Naa Peru Surya will be the debut film of its director Vakkantham Vamsi. He has earlier written stories for successful movies like Kick , Race Gurram, Yevadu, Temper. Arjun Sarja is a critically acclaimed actor who is known for films like Jai Hind (1994), Karnaa (1995), and the crime drama film Kurudhipunal – all three in Tamil.
Sarathkumar plays the main antagonist. The film has music by Bollywood music director duo Vishal-Shekhar and National award-winning cinematographer Rajeev Ravi will crank the camera. He won the National Award for Best Cinematography for Liar’s Dice film which was directed by Geetu Mohandas. It starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Geetanjali Thapa.
Anu is currently shooting for yet-untitled Telugu project with actor and younger brother of actor turned politician Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan.