In a shocking development, Nabha Natesh of Nannu Dochukunduvate replaces Rakul Preet Singh in Venky Mama. Earlier it was confirmed that Rakul roped in as Naga Chaitanya’s love interest for Venky Mama. But things were changed recently and Nabha Natesh came into the shoes of Rakul and, Rakul is promoted to Manmadhudu sequel.
As Rakul already worked with Naga Chaitanya for Rarandoi Veduka Chooddam, director Bobby and team thought that it is better to rope in a new heroine opposite Naga Chaitanya and soon after this discussion, Naga Chaitanya convinced Rakul and he referred Rakul’s name to his father Nagarjuna and Nag convinced with this proposal, sources said. On the other hand, there are some rumours about Rakul’s defection from Venky Mama are, due to the failure of Rakul’s latest release Dev; she was axed but compensated with Manmadhudu sequel.
Earlier it was Payal Rajput, who considered for Manmadhudu sequel, but now close sources to Akkineni compound revealed that Rakul is being roped for Manmadhudu.