Titled ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’, the film is directed by Anil Ravipudi. The film will have Rashmika Mandana as heroine and Devi Sri Prasad will compose the music.
Expressing happiness about donning the grease paint again, Vijayashanti said, “I made my acting debut in 1980 with Superstar Krishna garu’s ‘Khiladi Krishna’. And it gives me immense pleasure to be making my comeback with his son, Mahesh Babu’s film. Looking forward to start shooting.”
The movie is produced by Dil Raju along with AK Entertainments. It is slated to hit the screens for Sankranti 2020.
In a film career spanning thirty years, Vijayashanti has acted in over one hundred and eighty feature films in a variety of roles in various Indian languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.
She has been called ‘The Lady Superstar’ and ‘Lady Amitabh’ of South Indian cinema. She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her work as a ‘super cop’ in ‘Karthavyam’ (1990), for depicting both aggression and feminity with balance and restraint.
She has also garnered seven Filmfare Awards South, six for best acting & one for Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (South) in the year 2003, and four state Nandi Awards for best acting.