The mega star of Tollywood Chiranjeevi has evinced interest in doing a folklore film with fantasy elements. According to reports doing rounds, the star had discussed his interest in this genre with producer Ashwini Dutt and there is a possibility of it happening soon with director Nag Ashwin coming up with an impressive storyline. Apparently, the director is in the process of penning a folklore with the time travel concept. If things work out favorably, Chiruâ€™s desire to star in a folklore may turn out to be true.
Director Nag Ashwin, along with the producers of Mahanati, Swapna Dutt and Priyanka Dutt was at Chiruâ€™s residence recently as the star wanted to congratulate them for making Mahanati, a biopic on the legendary actor Savitri. On the occasion, Chiru had told, â€śIt was emotionally overwhelming to watch the biopic. Savitri garu is my all-time favourite actress. I appreciate the makers for bringing her back to life through this film.â€ť
The star is currently busy with Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, a biopic on the late freedom fighter, who fought the British valiantly much before the Sepoy Mutiny. Directed by Surendar Reddy, the film is bankrolled by Ram Charan Teja under his banner Konidela Production Company. It has an impressive star cast with Chiranjeevi playing the title role and Amitabh Bachchan, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayantara, Tamannaah, Jagapathi Babu, Sudeep and Pragya Jaiswal in pivotal roles.
Based on the life of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, the film has been written by Paruchuri Brothers. While director Surendhar Reddy had penned the screenplay for it, the dialogues are written Sai Madhav Burra. Made on a budget of Rs. 150 crores, Sye Raa is currently in the shooting mode and is likely to hit the silver screens early next year.
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