Tollywood megastar Chiranjeevi and his nephew Allu Arjun may share screen space, according to reports. Sources in the know say that Vamsi Paidipally has a story ready but is yet to narrate it to both the stars. If the project materialises, it will be bankrolled by Dil Raju under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations.
Allu Arjun is yet to give the go-ahead for his next after his last outing at the theatres, Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India, turned out to be a dud. He is currently associated with Chiranjeeviâ€™s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Reports indicate that he will be doing a voice-over.
Sye Raa is a biopic that is being bankrolled by Ram Charan Teja under his home banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 200 crores. It has a bevy of stars from different film industries, including Amitabh Bachchan who will be seen making a guest appearance as Gosayi Venkanna. The others in the star cast are Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Jagapathi Babu, Kiccha Sudeep, Pragya Jaiswal and Brahmaji. R Rathnavelu is the cameraman for this film, with A Sreekar Prasad editing it and Amit Trivedi wielding the music baton. A trilingual that will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, Sye Raa is scheduled for release next year and the date will be officially revealed soon, we hear.
Meanwhile, director Vamsi Paidipally is busy with the Mahesh Babu starrer Maharshi, which is bankrolled jointly by Dil Raju, Ashwini Dutt and PVP. It is a high budget project with a major portion of it being shot in the US. The film is about three friends, played by Mahesh Babu, Allari Naresh and Pooja Hegde, and is set for release in April next year.
With Chiranjeevi and Vamsi busy with their respective projects, we can expect an announcement about their venture together after the release of their films.
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