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Satya Rayala will wield the megaphone for this venture, which will star Rachita Ram as the female lead.

Kannada film April was originally planned as a heroine-centric flick but now the script has undergone changes to make it a complete commercial thriller. Rachita Ram was roped in to play the central character in the film; however, Chiranjeevi Sarja was later brought on board following which the script was tweaked a bit to suit his image.

Satya Rayala will be wielding the megaphone for this venture with the technical crew comprising Arjun Shetty for cinematography and Pratheek Shetty for editing. Sachin Basrur will be composing the tunes for April. The groundwork to get the film on the floors is going on and the shooting will commence later this year.

Meanwhile, Chiranjeevi Sarja is gearing up for the release of Raja Marthanda. The film’s shooting has been wrapped up and it is currently in the post production mode. Ram Narayan is directing this entertainer, which has Om Prakash Rao making a cameo appearance. Deepti Sati plays the lead opposite Chiranjeevi Sarja in this film. Triveni, who was seen in Tagaru, plays the second heroine. Arjun Janya is the music composer for this flick and the cinematography is done by Jabez K Ganesh.

Also, Chiranjeevi’s Khaki, which comes with the tagline: The Power of Common Man, indicating that it will deliver a strong social awareness message for the audiences, is also in the post production mode. Reports have confirmed that Chiranjeevi plays a cable operator in the film. Wielding the megaphone for Khaki is director Naveen Reddy, who is making his debut with this movie. The film is bankrolled by Tharun Shivappa under the banner Tharun Talkies. The technical crew for the film includes Ritvik to compose music and Balu to crank the camera. Vidhyadhar has scripted the film.

Chiranjeevi’s last outing was Singha, which was directed by Vijay Kiran and produced by Uday Mehta, and starred Aditi Prabhudeva as the female lead. Chiranjeevi had also starred in Amma I Love You, which was the Kannada remake of the hit Tamil movie Pichaikaran, starring Vijay Anthony.

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