‘Oka Manasu‘ is an upcoming Telugu film written and directed by Rama Raju Gottimukkala. It features Naga Shourya and Niharika Konidela in the lead roles, which marks Niharika’s Silver Screen. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 24 June 2016.
Seemingly, Niharika was not the first choice to play the lead role in the movie who caught the attention of the film-makers after hosting the dancing reality show ‘Dhee Juniors‘ on ETV and short film ‘Muddapappu Aavakay‘.
Earlier Rama Raju approached sizzling actress Samantha, but she was not able to adjust the date because of her busy schedule and later the makers approached Regina Cassandra and she was also busy with her projects. This resulted in a search for a new face and eventually Niharika was roped in after director Ramaraju felt she was perfect for the role.
Director Rama Raju explained every romantic scene from the flick to Nagendra Babu and got the nod. It was after much deliberation that Niharika was roped in, to play the lead and Naga Shourya’s love interest.