With the massive success of Sye Raa, all eyes are on its director Surendher Reddy to know his next project and its hero. It was recently reported that the director would be teaming up with Prabhas and that he had narrated a story to the star. Looks like this may not happen anytime soon. The industry grapevine is that Prabhas is currently busy with his upcoming film Jaan and has no dates available until the end of next year. This has been conveyed to the director who has decided to move on to another project.
Sources say that Surendher Reddy may work with Varun Tej next, with the shooting starting at the earliest. The filmmaker had directed Varun Tej’s uncle, Tollywood megastar Chiranjeevi, in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Meanwhile, there are also reports that the director had recently met Mahesh Babu.
Sye Raa was bankrolled by Chiranjeevi’s son and actor Ram Charan Teja under his home banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 200 crore. The film on the legendary freedom fighter had Chiranjeevi playing the title role also featuring a bevy of stars from different film industries, including Amitabh Bachchan, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Jagapathy Babu, Kiccha Sudeep, Pragya Jaiswal and Brahmaji. R Rathnavelu had cranked the camera for this film, with A Sreekar Prasad editing it and Amit Trivedi wielding the music baton.
Meanwhile, Varun Tej is busy with his new venture, which went on the floors last month. The first look poster of the film was unveiled on the occasion of the launch and it appears that the film will be based on boxing. Kiran Korrapati, an associate of director Srinu Vaitla, will be wielding the megaphone for this venture. Allu Venkatesh is bankrolling the film under along with Sidhu Mudda under the banner Renaissance Pictures and Allu Aravind will be presenting it. Reports say that Varun Tej has put in a lot of efforts for this film and underwent rigorous training in the US to fit into the role.
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