Koratala Siva is all geared up to direct megastar Chiranjeevi. The groundwork for this film is already on and we hear that the shooting will commence next month. One big question about this film is about the female lead. While several names have been considered, as per the industry grapevine, it looks like Nayanthara has bagged the offer. Interestingly, she is also a part of the upcoming Chiranjeevi starrer Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Sources in the know say that Chiru and Nayanâ€™s pairing up for Sye Raa was the deciding factor in the latter getting the role.
Meanwhile, Chiru is trying to get back to shape after playing the freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy in Sye Raa. He needs to be fit for his role in Koratala Sivaâ€™s film so will be undergoing rigorous fitness regimen before joining the sets, we hear.
The film will be bankrolled jointly by Ram Charan under his banner Konidela Production Company in association with Niranjan Reddyâ€™s Matinee Entertainment.
Meanwhile, on the progress of Chiruâ€™s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, we hear that the post-production is currently on. Sye Raa is being bankrolled by Ram Charan Teja under his home banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 200 crore. It has a bevy of stars from different film industries including Amitabh Bachchan who will be seen making a guest appearance as Gosayi Venkanna. The others in the star cast are Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Jagapathi Babu, Kiccha Sudeep, Pragya Jaiswal and Brahmaji. 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 Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. It is likely to hit the marquee for Dusshera this year.
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