The super-success of last year’s Kanchana (Muni-2) did wonders to the careers of Raghava Lawrence, the film’s hero and director as well as the curvaceous Lakshmi Rai, who played the heroine in the film opposite Lawrence. While Lawrence is being courted by many producers to make films for them, Lakshmi finds her hands full with many new film offers in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries.
Lawrence too received many film offers to play the lead role besides offers to direct films for many producers. Amid the many number of opportunities which fell on his lap, Lawrence has chosen to direct the Telugu film Rebel which has young Prabhas in the lead. However, sources close to Lawrence reveal that the choreographer-actor-turned-filmmaker had already started the preparatory work for his upcoming film Muni-3.
Talking about the third film in the Muni sequel, Lawrence says, “I offer the succss of the earlier two films at the holy feet of Lord Raghavendra Swamy. Things have been going well for me especially after I completed the construction of a temple for Raghavendra Swamy in Chennai’s Ambattur locality. The temple, which received hundreds of visitors initially, now receives thousands of visitors.
“I also came to know that a Shiva-Vishnu temple, which is around 1,500 years old, is in a dilapidated state near Poonamallee off Chennai. My next target is to renovate the temple as far as possible and hold its kumbabishekam,” says Lawrence, who reportedly got converted to Hinduism after observing superstar Rajinikanth’s deep devotion to Raghavendra Swamy.