Mega Prince Varun Tej is working with Harish Shankar for an upcoming project Valmiki, which is progressing at the brisk pace. Yesterday on the occasion of Independence day the makers released the teaser of Valmiki. Varun Tej has shed his lover boy avatar. In the teaser that was released yesterday, he made a dashing and dapper entry with his beard, long tresses and kohl smudged eyes. The rudraksha mala and crumpled kurta makes his dark aura more convincing.
A Telugu remake of the hit Tamil movie Jigarthanda, the film also stars Maharshi and Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava fame Pooja Hegde and Atharvaa in the lead roles. Mega Prince Varun Tej, who is reprising the role done by Bobby Simha in Tamil, took to Twitter to release the teaser of Valmiki. He wrote, “Lights Camera and loads of Mass!!! Meet Valmiki!” #ValmikiTeaser @harish2you @Atharvaamurali @hegdepooja @DoP_Bose @14ReelsPlus.”
Valmiki is being bankrolled by Ram Achanta and Gopi Achanta under the banner of 14 Reels Plus Llp. Mickey J Meyer is on the board to render the tune while Ayananka Bose is handling the camera and Chota K Prasad is handling editing department.
Varun Tej is essaying the role of a gangster in this film Valmiki. The actor was last seen with Venkatesh Daggubati, Mehreen Kaur Pirzada and Tamannaah Bhatia starrer F2 – Fun and Frustration.