As megastar Chiranjeeviâ€™s 150th film gets set to go on the floors, the hunt for the leading lady is said to have come to an end as the makers have reportedly finalized Deepika Padukone as the heroine.
While official confirmation is still awaited, trusted sources indicate that she has given her consent but is yet to sign on the dotted line. If she comes on board, the project will mark her Telugu debut.
The regular shooting of Kathilantodu, Telugu remake of Vijay-starrer Tamil blockbuster Kaththi, will commence next week and Chiranjeevi will join the sets towards the month-end.
To be helmed by V.V Vinayak and produced by Ram Charan, the project will feature Chiranjeevi in dual roles. He will be sporting a handlebar moustache in one of the roles while his look for the other role has been kept under wraps as the makers want it to be a surprise element.
The film, which marks Chiranjeeviâ€™s comeback in a full-length role after a gap of nearly eight years, will hit the screens next year. It might take Balakrishnaâ€™s 100th film, Gauthamiputra Satakarni, head-on at the box-office as both the films are set to release the same day.
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