Naani, who is enjoying the success of ‘Krishnagadi Veera Prema Gadha’, entered into the film industry to become a director, as he was influenced by director Maniratnam. However, Indraganti Mohana Krishna noticed the artiste in him and gave him a chance to play a hero in his film ‘Ashta Chamma’. From then there is no looking back for this natural artiste. Later, he shot into fame with Rajamouli’s ‘Eega’ which was dubbed into several languages and he became star overnight. Presently, Naani is doing a role in a film under the direction of his mentor Mohana Krishna, which is claimed to be thriller. Once this film wraps up its shooting, Naani would join Virinchi Varma of ‘Uyyala Jampala’-fame. Already the film’s pre-production work is in progress and the director is busy finalising the heroine to pair up Nani. The film unit is considering a young Malayali actress Anu Emmanuel, who entered Tollywood pairing up Gopichand in his film Oxygen. Already the director had approached, narrated the story and her character and got a nod from her, it is learnt. Stay tuned to this place for more updates on this movie.