Ayushman Khurana and Yami Gautam starrer Vicky Donor made with a modest budget turned out to be a big hit in Bollywood. Thereafter Madhura Sreedhar announced he will be producing the same in Telugu. Meanwhile Sumanth is stepping in and the project is expected to go to sets in Jan 2016. It has been titled Dana Karna. But will this project work? It will be already four years old by the time it will hit the screen in summer. Moreover Sumant doesn’t have a market in Telugu cinema and no producer is willing to invest on him as he has faced a string of flops. Even if he becomes a benami producer chances are that the subject will be rejected as it is outdated and Sumanth is not suitable to play a comedy, his last film Emo Gurram Egaravocchu in which he tried to show his funny bone failed at the box office. Director Siva Nageswar Rao was supposed to make a movie with him but that too got shelved. Newcomer Malikram will direct Dana Karna.
Eccentric Bollywood filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s quirky romantic comedy Vicky Donor is now being remade in Telugu. Actor Sumanth, who bought the remake rights long back, is all excited to play the lead role in the film and he stated that the story will be tweaked slightly to suit the Telugu nativity.
As per the latest reports, debutante Mallik Ram will call shots for the film and the female lead is yet to be finalized. Reports reveal that the makers are considering a couple of new girls and a top actress to rope in for the film’s leading lady character. The shooting has commenced recently and the film also marks the debut of Sumanth as a producer.