The makers were initially in talks with Nayanthara who, despite being interested, couldn’t be part of the project.
  • Thursday, June 09, 2016 - 17:26

After weeks of speculation, it has finally been made official that Shriya Saran will be playing Balakrishna’s love interest in his 100th film “Gauthamiputra Satakarni”, in which he plays an unsung warrior from the Satavahana dynasty.

While the makers were initially in talks with Nayanthara who, despite being interested, couldn’t be part of the project due to her prior commitments. Although the makers have confirmed the news, they’re yet to reveal details regarding her character which might be kept under wraps for now.

According to a source, Shriya will meet National award-winning director Krish for a story sitting this weekend and she will also be signing on the dotted line to officially confirm her participation in the project. This will be the second time Shriya and Balakrishna will be teaming since “Chennakesava Reddy”, which released over a decade ago.

Having already shot in Georgia, where the team filmed one of the crucial action sequences in the film, the makers have been shooting in a specially erected set in Hyderabad since the end of last month. The film also stars Hema Malini and Kabir Bedi in important roles.

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