While the most-awaited ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramloo’ is still under the last leg of the shooting, the Stylish Star official kickstarted his next with director Sukumar. The star director shocked everyone with the announcement of his project with Bunny amidst the speculations that he is teaming up with Mahesh Babu for the same story. However, with Bunny giving a green signal to this script which reportedly revolves around sandalwood smuggling, makers Mythri Movies & Muttamsetty Media took the golden chance to bankroll the third film in the Allu-Sukumar combination. On Wednesday, the unit has launched the movie with a Pooja ceremony which was graced by Allu Aravind, Surender Reddy, Puri Jagannadh and Koratala Siva. While Surender Reddy presented the movie script to the film unit, Koratala Siva directed the first shoot. The shooting officially started as Allu Aravind gave the first clap on the portraits of God.
With #AA20 as the working title, gossips were rife that Vijay Sethupathi was approached for the antagonist role and that the actor readily agreed impressed Sukumar’s narration. If this is believed to be true, this would be the second straight film for Vijay after ‘Sye Raa’. The unit has already revealed that Rashmika Mandanna would play the female lead in the film.