The film, starring Panja Vaisshnav Tej and Krithi Shetty in the lead roles, is directed by Buchi Babu Sana.

Director dismisses rumours about Vijay Sethupathi walking out of Uppena
Flix Tollywood Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 16:45

It was revealed a few weeks ago that Vijay Sethupathi has signed a deal to star in his second Telugu film. The film is titled Uppena and will be directed by Buchi Babu Sana. Recently, reports started doing the rounds that the actor had walked out of the project.

Putting the rumours to rest, the film’s director told Cinema Express in an interview, “Vijay Sethupathi will start shooting for his part in a specially-constructed village set from August 16 in Hyderabad. He is currently preparing for his character and we have also finalised his costumes. We can think of no one better than Vijay to portray this role in this rustic love story (sic).”

The film will mark the acting debut of Panja Vaisshnav Tej. Krithi Shetty will play the female lead in this romantic entertainer set in a fishing hamlet and Vijay Sethupathi will reportedly be seen as her father. Devi Sri Prasad has been roped in to compose the music for this venture. Mythri Movie Makers are producing this film.

The first schedule of Uppena has been wrapped up and the team is gearing up to begin the second schedule next month in a specially erected set.

Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi and his fans are waiting eagerly for the release of the historical Sye Raa. This film is undoubtedly one of the biggest projects in Tollywood with a huge star cast. Starring megastar Chiranjeevi in the title role, it is a biopic on the legendary freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. Sye Raa is bankrolled by Ram Charan Teja under his home banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 200 crore and is directed by Surendhar Reddy. R Rathnavelu is the cameraman for this film, with A Sreekar Prasad editing it and Amit Trivedi wielding the music baton. It is a trilingual that will be released in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.

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