Akshay Kumar Enters Tollywood Through Mythological Drama ‘Kannappa’

Mumbai: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is set to make his debut in Tollywood through Mukesh Kumar Singh’s Vishnu Manchu-starrer Kannappa.

Kannappa is a mythological fantasy drama about the titular devotee of Lord Shiva.

Bollywood tracker Ramesh Bala made the announcement on X about Akshay Kumar’s new venture, by writing, “Bollywood Superstar @akshaykumar joins the cast of Prestigious Pan-India Biggie – Actor @iVishnuManchu’s Big Budget movie #Kannappa. After #Prabhas, @Mohanlal, @PDdancing and @realsarathkumar – @akshaykumar is one more grand addition to the movie’s cast..Stay tuned for more exciting updates..(sic)”

In 1993, Akshay starred in a bi-lingual film titled Ashaant, which was released in Kannada as Vishnu Vijaya. He also acted in Shankar’s 2018 Rajinikanth-starrer 2.0.

Kannappa will be Akshay Kumar’s third south Indian project. Apart from Vishnu and his father, actor Mohan Babu, the film also has Prabhas, Mohanlal, Shiva Rajkumar, Madhoo, Sarathkumar, Prabhu Deva, Brahmanandam, Mukesh Rishi, Kaushal Manda.

Shot in Telugu, the film will be dubbed in other south Indian languages and Hindi. So far, the film has been shot in New Zealand and Hyderabad.

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