Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who can be seen in the recently released action film Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, has joined the shoot of the Telugu language film Kannappa in Hyderabad. The film stars Vishnu Manchu in the titular role, and is directed by Mukesh Kumar Singh. Teaming up with the Telugu star, Akshay is set to make a mark in the industry with this outing along with Prabhas and Mohalal. Sources close to the production reveal that Akshay's role in the upcoming epic actioner is pivotal to the narrative, promising a captivating performance. Kannappa: Akshay Kumar To Make His Telugu Debut in Vishnu Manchu’s Upcoming Period Drama; Joins Mohanlal and Prabhas in Star-Studded Cast (Watch Video).

The actor reportedly joins the cast with a major focus on capturing crucial scenes, including a significant portion of the film's climax. Vishnu Manchu said: "It is thrilling to be shooting with Akshay Sir. We will kick off the film's climax together. To have an actor of his mettle joining us is a huge honour. Akshay Sir’s addition makes Kannappa a truly Pan-Indian film.” As filming progresses, anticipation continues to build among fans eagerly awaiting the unveiling of this much-anticipated Telugu film. Kannappa: Akshay Kumar to Have a Cameo in Vishnu Manchu's Upcoming Period Film – Reports.

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This film boasts an impressive cast and crew line-up, including stars like Mohanlal and Prabhas along with renowned Hollywood cinematographer Sheldon Chau, action director Kecha Khamphakdee, and choreographer Prabhu Deva. With a promise of blending stunning visuals with a touching storyline, the film was officially announced at Srikalahasteeswara temple last year and has completed the majority of its principal photography.

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