Puri Jagannadh’s son Aakash Puri and ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ serial fame Ulka Gupta will be acting as the lead pair in a movie titled ‘Andhra Pori’. Prasad Labs Chairman Ramesh Prasad will produce this film under Prasad Productions banner and ‘Rushi’ fame Raj Madiraju will direct it.
This film was launched today (Dec 18th) at Prasad Labs in Hyderabad. Puri Jagannadh gave clap for the first shot, Ramesh Prasad switched on the camera and Puri’s wife Lavanya directed it.
Raj Madiraju said, “I am very thankful to Ramesh Prasad for giving me another chance as a director, though ‘Rushi’ is not a commercial success. ‘Andhra Pori’ is the remake of Marathi film ‘Timepass’. It is a beautiful teenage love story and it will also entertain the family audiences. Puri’s son Aakash will play the lead in this film and ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ fame Ulka Gupta will play the female lead. Puri wanted to introduce Aakash as hero after the completion of his studies. But he liked this story very much and said that movies are everything to him and so Aakash will act in our film”.
Ramesh Prasad said, “My father dedicated his whole life for movies. I followed him and has settled in this field. This is a very special day in the journey of Prasad Productions. ‘Andhra Pori’ is the 30th film in our production. Raj Madiraju directed ‘Rushi’ in our banner earlier and he has prepared a very good script now. ‘Timepass’ has been a big hit in Marathi and we are sure that ‘Andhra Pori’ will entertain everyone”.
Aakash Puri said that he is very happy with the launch of the film and thanked Ramesh Prasad and Raj Madhiraj for giving him the chance to play the lead.
Ulka Gupta said, “Today is a very special day in my career. I am very fortunate to get this chance to act as the female lead in this movie. My character in the film is very challenging. I thank Ramesh Prasad and Raj Madhiraj for giving me this chance”