Rana Daggubati started his cinema career with an impact in Sekhar Kammula‘s Leader (2010), great political drama that reflected a political scene of the moment in United Andhra Pradesh. The film, which released in February 2010, received significant recognition for its captivating plot, smart direction, stellar acting, and lovely soundtrack. It surprised everyone by becoming an unexpected success at the box office.
Fast forward to the present, and the buzz about a direct sequel to Leader (2010) is developing as it enters pre-production. The film, backed by Sree Venkateshwara Cinemas (Asian Group) and produced jointly by Suniel Narang and Puskur Ram Mohan, is their third collaboration with filmmaker Shekhar Kammula, following the success of Love Story (2021) and an upcoming Nagarjuna–Dhanush project.
As the cast has yet to be finalized, fans expect Rana Daggubati to reprise his role as the young chief minister, Arjun Prasad. Mickey J. Meyer, known for his musical skills, is set to compose the soundtrack once more. The original film also starred Priya Anand and Richa Gangopadhyay.
Rana Daggubati is hoping that this sequel can restart his career, which has recently taken a period of downturn. With an official announcement on Twitter on January 31, 2024, excitement grows as gossip and anticipation surround the highly anticipated sequel to Leader.