Two students of Annapurna International School of Film + Media (AISFM) here have bagged plum roles in “Manam”, directed by Vikram, starring three generations of the Akkineni family - Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna and Nagachaitanya.

Asked about the names of the two lucky youngsters, Mr. Nagarjuna said they would be announced later. A 10-day schedule of shooting on the youngest of the Akkineni trio is already over. “Me and dad will enter the scene in August, and we will announce details then,” Mr. Nagarjuna told The Hindu here on Tuesday, after interacting with the batch that has passed out and those who have joined.

The batch passing out after six months of intensive training in acting, dance and stunts, faces the challenge now in the form of two theatrical performances - Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” and Tanikella Bharani’s “Gardhabhandam”, which will be staged on July 5 and 6, respectively. Mr. Nagarjuna spent a while interacting with the cast, giving them a tip or two, helping them to prepare for the rigours of a stage performance.

“The course helped me to develop as an actor, and AISFM has been sending us for auditions. I have already been shortlisted for a film ,” said Kaushal Sharma, a student.

The batch passing out of AISFM will present Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’ and Tanikella Bharani’s ‘Gardhabhandam’ on July 5, 6, respectively