Chennai: Character artist-turned-actor Manoj Nandam is all set to play hero in upcoming Telugu film ‘China Babu’, to be helmed by debutant director Sri Chandji.
"I chose to cast Manoj after seeing his performances in films like `Chatrapathi` and `Oka Romantic Crime Katha`," Chandji said at the launch of the film Sunday at Annapurna Studios.
Manoj, who played the younger version of hero Prabhas in S.S Rajamouli`s ‘Chatrapathi’, has also signed another project titled ‘Bulli Pettalo Boochadu’.
Kannada actress Sanchita Padukone of ‘Ravana’, ‘Vettaikaaran’ and ‘Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu’ fame has been roped in to play opposite Manoj.
Touted to be a family entertainer, ‘China Babu’ is produced by Chandrasekhar.
First Published: Monday, September 17, 2012, 13:25