The writer and director Manju Maandavya begins the entries as a hero
The launch of the trailer and music of Sri Bharatha Baahubali, protagonist of Manju Maandavya-Chikkanna, was recently held in the city. Speaking of the movie, which marks his hero debut, Manju says: “While I've acted in character roles before, this is my first outing as the protagonist. Will see me and Chikkanna again together on the screen, again. I play Bharatha and he rehearses the character of Baahubali. The cast and crew share that when Manju approached them and told them that he would be the protagonist, everyone was quite questioned about the decision. Music director Manikanth Kadri says, “I knew that Manju is multi-talented. I am aware of his prowess as a writer, director and lyricist - he has also sung a song in the film. He is such a cool person to work with. But, when I've told me that he was playing the lead, I was initially wondering how he would pull off the role. ”Chikkanna chips in,“ When Manju narrated the script to me, I too asked him if he was sure about taking on the lead role. However, after working with him in this movie and having seen the final output, I now know that he fits the part really well. He has also worked really hard to shed oodles of weight and become fitter for this role. ”The event saw Sarah Harish, Shreya Shetty, Srinivas Murthy, Prakhyath Paramesh and Kari Subbu, among others in attendance.