Nirup Bhandari heads to Tollywood on brother's directorial
The bilingual will have a worldwide release in Kannada and Telugu on January 25
Anup Bhandari who had a colourful start with his debut directorial Rangitaranga is now set with his second outing Rajaratha, which he plans to release on January 25. This is a bilingual and will simulataneously be released in Telugu as Rajaratham, marking the debut of Anup and his brother Nirup in Telugu. The director officially announced the release date on Twitter.
Nirup Bhandari had been noticed in Kannada, in his brother Anup's first outing. All of 6 foot and 2 inches, he will be the next tall hero in Telugu, matching Mahesh Babu in height. He will join the group of Kannada heroes who are now winning appreciation in other language movies.
Apparently, it was producer Ajay Reddy's idea to take this film and the actor Nirup to Telugu cinema. Anup says, "I was sure that the subject would work in all languages, and Ajay was keen to associate with us. Ajay is quite fond of Telugu actor Prabhas and likes to watch his films, and he felt the same way when he watched Nirup in Rangitaranga." The filmmaker adds that his brother's height, voice and style drew the producer's attention, and so he wanted to introduce him in Telugu. "Ajay also felt that making this film in two languages will help reach a larger audience, and win recognition for our work in other regions. Nirup understands how working in a bilingual could be beneficial to him, and he decided to step into Telugu. I will also be making my debut there with this film."
Meanwhile, the team will be out with a big surprise and plans to make an announcement soon. Ajay Reddy, who has been vocal about the bilingual on social media, has however left a clue. He's posted that two south Indian superstars are to be part of Rajaratha, and has left us guessing who they might be.