Filmmaker and actor Rahul Ravindran on Thursday put all rumours of tension between Akkineni Nagarjuna and Rakul Preet to rest. After it was reported that Nagarjuna was “unhappy” with his co-actor Manmadhudu 2 Rakul’s slim look, the filmmaker-actor issued a clarification on social media.
Ravindran shared that contrary to rumours doing the rounds of the internet, Rakul has been with the team since the first day of their Portuguese schedule. He added that as a team, they haven’t able to stop gushing about Rakul’s talent. Ending all negativity surrounding his big screen venture, Ravindran concluded his tweet with love for all.
His tweet read as, “Contrary to some rumours, Rakul has been shooting with us from day one of the Portuguese schedules. We have all been gushing non-stop about how stunning she’s looking and thanking our lucky stars that we got her. What an incredible talent she is Love to all.
For the unaversed, it was being reported that after Rakul shed around 10 kilos for her Bollywood film De De Pyaar De, she was required to put on weight for the Nagarjuna-starrer.
The film marks a sequel to the 2002-released film, Manmadhudu, which starred Sonali Bendre as the female lead and Chandra Mohan, Brahmanandam, Sunil and Dharmavarapu Subramanyam in key roles. While the first part, which had released around 17 years ago, was directed by Vijaya Bhaskar, the second one will see Chi La Sow fame Ravindran taking on the baton.
Right at the beginning of April, Nagarjuna had also shared a happy selfie with his Manmadhudu 2 family.