Hollywood stunt director Greg Powell, well known for choreographing the stunt sequences in blockbusters such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Skyfall, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Fast & Furious 6 and Hercules, has been roped in for the Tollywood megastar Chiranjeeviâ€™s upcoming film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Incidentally, this is not the first time the director is working in an Indian film as he had done the stunt choreography for the Bollywood movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which had Salman Khan in the lead.
On getting to work with Greg Powell, actor Sudeep who plays a role in Sye Raa tweeted:
That's Greg Powell... the very popular London based stunt choreographer who's done amazin work in Hollywood. LIke Skyfall, Harry potter n the deathly Hallows, Fast & Furious 6,, to name a few. He was to do The Villain but missed out. Got an oppertunity to work wth him in SYERAA. https://t.co/Ky1ZTzb2jVâ€” Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) July 17, 2018
On getting to ink the deal to star in this film, Sudeep has said that he is excited to share the screen space with Chiranjeevi. The star is reported to have told that this is the first time he is working with Chiru and is looking forward to it.
Sye Raa, a biopic on the legendary freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, has Chiru in the title role. It has an impressive star cast that includes the Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan in a cameo along with Vijay Sethupathi, Nayantara, Tamannaah, Huma Qureshi, Pragya Jaiswal, Kiccha Sudeep and Jagapathi Babu. The filmâ€™s technical crew includes R Rathnavelu for camera work and A Sreekar Prasad for editing.
Ram Charan Teja is bankrolling this biopic under his home banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 200 crores. The film touted to be released in multiple languages more importantly in Telugu and Tamil, say sources. The shooting of Sye Raa is currently on, with the filmmakers planning its release for Sankaranthi next year.
It may be recalled that AR Rahman and Santosh Sivan were initially roped in for composing music and cinematography but opted out due to date clashes.
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