Ever since Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy was announced as the Tollywood megastar Chiranjeevi’s next, there were various speculations about the star cast. With plans on to release the film in various languages including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada, the Sye Raa team was keen on roping stars from the other film industry as well.
Though there have been no official confirmation about the star cast of Sye Raa, except that Chiru is playing the title role in it, rumours that Amitabh Bachchan would be a part of it was not confirmed by the team, including its director Surendar Reddy.
But now, things look positive with Surendar Reddy posting a pic online with the Big B himself. From this pic, it is evident that he has got the star’s approval to play a pivotal role in Sye Raa.
The star cast of Sye Raa reportedly includes Jagapathi Babu, Kannada actor Sudeep of Eega fame, Vijay Sethupathi from Kollywood, Nayanthara and Brahmaji. Being a historical film set in the 18th century, it is a biopic on the freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, who valiantly fought the British much before the Sepoy Mutiny.
With the story by Paruchuri Brothers and dialogues by Sai Madhav Burra, Surendar Reddy had penned the screenplay and is donning the director’s robes as well. It’s been Chiranjeevi’s long-time desire to play a historic character.
A lot of research has gone into the project as there were very few materials available on the legendary freedom fighter, say sources close to the team. The first schedule of Sye Raa has been wrapped up recently with the team gearing up for the second schedule. However, the exact dates are yet to be announced.
Produced by Chiru’s son and actor Ram Charan Teja under his banner Konidela Production Company, it is a high budget film made on a budget of around Rs150 crores. The film will be released in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil.
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