Shakalaka Shankar in Dr Nutan Naidu's directorial debut Paranna Jeevi
The comedian-turned-hero has been roped in to reprise the titular role in Dr Nutan Naidu's directorial, which allegedly follows the rise and fall of controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma
Bigg Boss 2 Telugu contestant Dr Nutan Naidu, on Monday, surprised the movie buffs by announcing that he is turning director with an upcoming film titled Paranna Jeevi. The film's tagline Reckless Genetic Virus that accompanies the title has led to reports that the feature follows the rise and fall of controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma (RGV).
Soon after, the film began garnering quite a bit of curiosity, especially about who would reprise RGV's role in it. Putting an end to speculations, the makers, on Wednesday, confirmed that actor Shakalaka Shankar is on board to reprise the part. They also released the film's first look poster showcasing the actor posing in signature RGV style while setting up a shot.
Bankrolled by CS under 99 Theatre Banner, Paranna Jeevi is pitted against RGV's upcoming film, Power Star on July 25.