The year 2018 was a rather forgettable one for actor Nani. The 'Natural Star' suffered a big setback when Devadas failed to impress and turned out to be a disappointment. To make matters worse, his stint on Bigg Boss Telugu Season 2 turned out to be a nightmare as most fans felt that he was no match for Jr NTR, who had hosted the first season. Luckily, Nani bounced back earlier this year with Jersey and proved his mettle. Now, here is some big news for Nani fans.
Gang Leader Magic
According to latest reports, his upcoming film Gang Lander has raked in nearly Rs 8.5 crore as pre-release revenue in Nizam and proved that Nani is the most bankable 'tier-2' star in Tollywood.
Nani Beats Vijay Deverakonda
Interestingly, Vijay Deverakonda's Dear Comrade raked in merely Rs 7.1 crore as pre-release revenue in Nizam, which means that the Eega star has scored a big win over the leader of the 'Rowdy Army'. Vijay Deverakonda is one of the most sought-after heroes in T-town today and this makes Nani's win even more memorable.
About Gang Leader
Gang Leader, featuring Nani in a massy avatar, is of the most important releases of the star's career. The film, directed by Vikram K Kumar, features Priyanka Arul Mohan as the leading lady and marks her first collaboration with the MCA star. Actors Lakshmi and Saranya too are a part of the cast. Interestingly, Mega fans are too happy about the film as Gang Leader is also the title of a yesteryear movie starring Chiranjeevi.
Are You Ready, Comrades?
Dear Comrade, directed by Bharat Kamma, is a romantic drama that features Vijay Deverakonda in an intense new avatar. The film stars Kodava girl Rashmika Mandanna as the leading lady and marks her second collaboration with her Geetha Govindam co-star. Dear Comrade will hit screens in four languages (Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada).
So, is Nani a bigger star than Vijay Deverakonda? Comments, please!