D51: Rashmika Mandanna joins as female lead in Dhanush-Sekhar Kammula’s film

Dhanush, the acclaimed South Indian actor, is set to collaborate with renowned Telugu director Sekhar Kammula in an exciting new venture. Titled tentatively “D51,” the film recently made waves as Rashmika Mandanna officially joined the cast, stepping into her first-ever collaboration with Dhanush, Sekhar Kammula, and Sree Venkateswara Cinemas LLP.

The highly anticipated project welcomes Rashmika Mandanna as the female lead, igniting fresh on-screen chemistry with Dhanush. In a social media video, the talented actress expressed her enthusiasm about joining the film, helmed by Sekhar Kammula. With the tentative title indicating its position as Dhanush’s 51st film, this project promises to be a significant milestone in his illustrious career.


This cinematic creation, uniting Dhanush and Sekhar Kammula’s successful partnership, will be a release in Telugu, Tamil,  Kannada , Malyalam and Hindi languages. Known for his visionary storytelling, Sekhar Kammula has crafted a unique narrative that will present Dhanush in an unprecedented character portrayal. The production team is currently engaged in discussions with prominent industry figures across languages and is also assembling a top-tier technical crew, with further details set to be unveiled in due course.

Notably, this venture marks Dhanush’s maiden appearance in Telugu cinema. Pre-production activities for the film are underway, with regular shooting anticipated to commence in December. The project boasts a lavish production scale, with Suniel Narang and Puskur Ram Mohan Rao from Sree Venkateswara Cinemas LLP, along with Amigos Creations Pvt Ltd, serving as the producers.

Simultaneously, Rashmika Mandanna is geared up to reprise her well-received role as Srivalli in the sequel “Pushpa 2: The Rule,” starring Allu Arjun. Beyond this, the versatile actress has also announced her involvement in the female-centric film “Rainbow” alongside Dev Mohan. Additionally, her upcoming Hindi film “Animal” has piqued the interest of fans and industry enthusiasts alike.

The collaboration between Dhanush, Rashmika Mandanna, and Sekhar Kammula in “D51” is already generating considerable excitement among cinephiles. With its trilingual release and a creative team committed to delivering something exceptional, the film holds the promise of being a groundbreaking addition to the actors and director’s portfolios.