Rashmika Mandanna on board for Dhruva Sarja's Pogaru
The actor has been finalised for the lead role opposite Dhruva in Nanda Kishore’s directorial
"I am open to working in any language as long as the script is strong," Rashmika Mandanna had said in an earlier interview with Cinema Express. And now, it looks like a good story has come her way as she's signed her next Kannada film.
The actor, who became an overnight sensation in Telugu cinema after Geetha Govindam, has been finalised for the Dhruva Sarja-starrer Pogaru. Our sources tell us that she will be paired opposite the Bharjari hero in Nanda Kishore’s directorial, which is being produced by Gangadhar. The film's school portions were shot with Dhruva in the first schedule, after which the makers took some time off to work on the script. That’s when Dhruva’s uncle, Arjun Sarja, took up the screenwriter's job for the project.
Even as the prep work was in progress, the team was taking time to finalise the right heroine. They were keen to cast Rashmika, who they felt would fit the bill. In fact, Rashmika and Nanda have been in discussions for some time now.
Dhruva is said to be currently concentrating on Pogaru, the teaser of which released on October 6 (the actor’s birthday), and the second schedule of the film will start from November 20. Rashmika, who will soon be completing the pending song shoot for Darshan's Yajamana, will reportedly join the Pogaru team after that. The Chamak heroine will now be juggling between her Telugu film, Dear Comrade, starring Vijay Devarakonda, and this Kannada project.