Actor Akshay Kumar is all set to make his Telugu debut with Vishnu Manchu starrer Kannappa. He will be seen sharing screen space with Prabhas and Mohanlal. Vishnu Manchu made this announcement on his Instagram handle. He shared a video in which Akshay Kumar was seen being greeted by Vishnu and renowned actor and producer Mohan Babu. Mohan Babu later presented Akshay with a shawl as a token of his appreciation. Later, all three were seen engaging in a conversation. He wrote in the caption, "The # Kannappa journey just got more thrilling as we welcome the Superstar Mr. Akshay Kumar to the Telugu Film Industry. I am thrilled to announce his debut in Telugu cinema with Kannappa. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!#akshaykumar #telugufilmindustry" Kannappa: Kannada Superstar Shiva Rajkumar Joins the Cast of Vishnu Manchu’s Upcoming Film.

Mukesh Kumar Singh will direct Kannappa, an upcoming Telugu film. It is inspired by the narrative of Kannappa, a devotee of Lord Shiva. Mohan Babu produced the film. Vishnu Manchu plays the titular character in the film, who also wrote the screenplay of the film based on a story developed by Paruchuri Gopala Krishna, G Nageswara Reddy, Eshwar Reddy, and Thota Prasadnaidu The film will feature names such as Mohan Babu, Mohanlal, Prabhas, Sarath Kumar, and Brahmanandam in key roles. Kannappa: Vishnu Manchu Says 'It's Not Enough to Know History; Own It' While Shooting for Biopic.

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Talking about Akshay, he is seen in the movie Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, also starring Tiger Shroff. Akshay described the film as a Bad Boys-like film during the trailer launch. The movie, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, boasts an ensemble cast featuring Prithviraj Sukumaran in a captivating villainous role alongside Sonakshi Sinha, Manushi Chhillar, and Alaya F in significant parts. Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, released in cinemas on April 10, 2024, faced a clash at the box office with Ajay Devgn's Maidaan.