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Directed by KS Ravi Kumar, Shriya Saran is playing the female lead in the movie.

N Balakrishna and KS Ravi Kumar are coming together after the massive success of Jai Simha. The film is titled Ruler and the official pooja happened earlier this month. According to reports, the groundwork for Ruler began several months ago with the filmmakers planning on taking it to the floors around July 15. The first schedule will begin in Bihar and the locations for the shooting have been earmarked already.

Balayya will be playing dual roles in Ruler and we hear that while one will be that of a cop, the other will be that of a politician. Shriya Saran has been signed up to play the female lead in this flick. Interestingly, this is the fourth time Balayya and Shriya Saran are pairing up. They had shared the screen space in Chennakesava Reddy, Gautamiputra Satakarni and Paisa Vasool and all of them turned out to be hits. Both the actors have been sharing a good rapport following which it was decided that they pair up again.

The story for this movie is penned by Paruchuri Murali and the rest of the technical crew will be Chirantan Bhatt for music and Ram Prasad for cinematography. Ruler is being produced by C Kalyan under his banner Happy Movies.

Balakrishna’s last release was the biopic on his late father, the legendary actor and politician, NT Rama Rao. It was released in two parts as – NTR Kathanayakudu and NTR Mahanayakudu – highlighting both his film and political careers. The NTR biopic was helmed by J Krish and produced jointly N Balakrishna along with Vishnu Induri and Sai Korrapati. It had an impressive star cast with Vidya Balan, Mohan Babu, Sumanth, Keerthy Suresh, Rana Daggubati and others. MM Keeravani composed music for this venture with Gnana Shekar V.S cranking the camera and Arram Ramakrishna editing it.

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