Young music composer Anirudh made his debut in the Telugu film industry with the Trivikram Srinivas directorial Agnyathavasi, which had Power Star Pawan Kalyan in the lead role. Following this, the director announced that his next venture, featuring Jr NTR would also have the youngster compose music.
But things did not work out and the director was forced to opt for S Thaman. Sources in the know say that Jr NTR and the filmâ€™s producers were skeptical about bringing in Anirudh onboard after Agnyathavasi turned out to be a box office dud.
So, finally, the announcement was made that Anirudh would not be associated with the project and it will have Thaman wielding the music baton instead.
Having no qualms about being ousted out of the project, Anirudh took to Twitter to wish the team all success.
It may be mentioned here that the film will be bankrolled by S Radhakrishna under his banner Haarika & Haasini Creations with Trivikram Srinivas donning the directorâ€™s robes. Earlier, there were reports of Jr NTR opting out of the film after the Pawan Kalyan starrer did not do well at the box office.
However, the film is right on track with the hero suggesting some changes, say sources. Yet to be titled, the film is likely to go on to the floors later this month with the director currently busy with the pre-production. Jr NTR is preparing himself for the role and will be joining the sets soon after the shooting commences.
Jr NTRâ€™s last release was Jai Lava Kusa in which he essayed triple roles. The film released in September last year and the star took a break since then before proceeding with the Trivikram directorial.
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