Telugu directors are clinching deals in Bollywood

Vamshi Paidipally, Gopichand Malineni and Prashanth Varma

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ram Gopal Varma, a prolific filmmaker, dominated the Bollywood film industry. The only Telugu director to become well-known in Bollywood following RGV’s downfall is Sandeep Reddy Vanga.


Sandeep Reddy Vanga has risen to the top of the Bollywood director hierarchy with the consecutive success of his two blockbuster films, Kabir Singh and Animal.

Despite being regarded as India’s top director, SS Rajamouli has yet to direct a regular Bollywood film. He achieved international recognition through making films in the Telugu language and then dubbing them into multiple languages, including Hindi. Due to the recent crisis in Bollywood and the consistent string of failures by Bollywood directors, there is now a growing demand for Telugu directors.

Therefore, Telugu filmmakers such as Gopichand Malineni and Vamshi Paidipally are making efforts to take advantage of this opportunity.

Gopcihand Malineni

Gopichand Malineni has already entered into an agreement with Mythri Movie Makers to helm a Bollywood production featuring Sunny Deol in the protagonist role. Following the tremendous success of the mega blockbuster “Gadar 2”, there is a huge demand for Sunny Deol’s movies. Consequently, Gopichand Malineni and Mythri have promptly signed him for their upcoming film, which will be announced shortly

Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor

Vamshi Paidipally

There are reports suggesting that Vamshi Paidipally, who has been eagerly waiting to reveal his next film for over a year and a half, is currently in discussions with Shahid Kapoor for a potential Bollywood collaboration.

Prashanth Varma

Prashanth Varma, known for directing the film “Hanu Man,” reportedly had a meeting with popular Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, during which he shared a story with him. The outcome is yet to be known.

We will be hearing more such projects and Telugu directors seizing the deals in Bollywood in the coming days.



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