Sekhar Kammula all set for ‘Leader’ sequel.

Sekhar Kammula all set for ‘Leader’ sequel.

Sekhar Kammula gives clarifications on his plans to direct the sequel of the critically acclaimed political hit 'Leader' ahead of the 2019 polls,

Director Sekhar Kammula is basking in glory over the success of his latest film Fidaa.

With a success under his belt, there were reports that the Sekhar Kammula is looking forward to directing the sequel to his blockbuster film Leader, which hit the marquee in 2010.

However, he has gone on record to clarify that the sequel is not happening anytime soon.

Meanwhile reports suggest that the director is working on a new script. According to rumors it well may be a romantic entertainer.

This project is slated to go on to the floors early next year. It is after this film is conclusion, that Sekhar may take up the sequel to Leader. Sources are rife with the news that Leader sequel may be well in time for the 2019 elections in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Produced by M. Saravanan, MS Guhan, Aruna Guhan and Aparna Guhan under the banner AVM Productions, Leader starred Rana Daggubati, Priya Anand and Richa Gangopadhyay in the lead roles with Suhasini Maniratnam, Suman and Kota Srinivasa Rao in pivotal roles.

Mickey J Meyer had composed music for this flick while Vijay C Kumar was the cinematographer and Marthand K Venkatesh was the editor.

Leader was a political drama that struck a chord with the audiences. Following which it was a unanimous decision to make a sequel to it and time a perfect release during the general elections in 2019.

It may be noted here that Rana Daggubati made his acting debut with Leader in 2010. Surprisingly it won him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South and the CineMAA Award for Best Male Debut.

With the director planning a sequel, there is uncertainity whether Rana Daggubati will be playing the lead role in it.

In August this year, Sekhar Kammula ‘s romantic drama Fidaa set a new benchmark. It became the seventh Telugu film to enter the $2 million club in the US.

The other Telugu films to have minted over $2 million in the US include BaahubaliSrimanthuduNaanaku PremathoA…AaKhaidi No 150 and Baahubali 2.