Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan will be joining the sets of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy later this week. Sources in tinsel town confirm that Big B has agreed to do a small role in this biopic on the late freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy and will soon begin shooting for his role.
Enquiries reveal that Amitabh will be seen as Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy’s mentor. And though his role in the film is small, it is very crucial, so much so that the makers were insistent on roping in the veteran actor. Big B will be on the sets of the film for about three days within which the director will complete shooting the portions involving him.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, as mentioned earlier, is a period flick that revolves around the life of a freedom fighter who fought the British rule much before the Sepoy Mutiny in the 18th century. Megastar Chiranjeevi plays the title role in this film. A very important film in his career, Chiru has reportedly done a lot of homework to get into the skin of the character he plays.
Recently, a picture leaked from the film’s sets went viral on social media, in which Chiranjeevi is seen sporting long hair and dressed in the get-up of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy.
The star cast of this biopic includes Amitabh Bachchan, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapathi Babu, Sudeep, Nayanthara, Pragya Jaiswal and Brahmaji. Produced by Ram Charan under his banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 150 crore, the film will be released in multiple languages, including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi. The shooting for Sye Raa is currently in progress on sets erected in Hyderabad and will go on for the next few weeks.
Sye Raa is directed by Surendar Reddy, who is believed to have done extensive research on the subject before going on the floors.
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