Miss India 2020 Manasa Varanasi has been roped in for a lead role by director Arjun Jandyala. She will be seen opposite 'Hero' actor Ashok Galla, better familiar to the audience as Mahesh Babu's nephew and Krishna's grandson. Bheems Ceciroleo is its music director. Sai Madhav Burra of 'RRR' fame is its dialogue writer.
Manasa shot to fame after she became Miss India a few years ago. It is learned that she did receive leading role offers from Tollywood but she declined all of them because they were pretty small projects. Ashok Galla's movie is said to be made on a reasonable budget.
The Telugu-speaking model-turned-actress, who grew up in Hyderabad, has a tough task ahead. Not all beauty queens have made it big in cinema. Moreover, Telugu girls have found it hard to sustain themselves for different reasons. Shivani Rajasekhar, despite talent, has been condemned to doing low-end movies like 'Jilebi'. Can Manasa prove skeptics wrong?