It was announced some time ago that the Tamil film Theri, which had Vijay in the lead, will be remade in Telugu with Ravi Teja playing the hero. But for certain reasons the project did not take off and Ravi Teja started to concentrate on Disco Raja. While the shooting of this film is still on, we hear that the shooting for Theri will begin on April 15. The hero will concentrate on both the films simultaneously.
The Theri remake is planned as a Dusshera release this year. Director Santosh Srinivas of Kandireega fame will be wielding the megaphone for the remake and Catherine Tresa will be playing the female lead in it, we hear. It may be noted here that Theri, which was directed by Atlee, was dubbed in Telugu and released under the title Policeodu. The film had Samantha and Amy Jackson playing the female leads.
Ravi Tejaâ€™s other film Disco Raja is being helmed by directed by Vi Anand of Oka Kshanam and Ekadiki Pothavu Chinnavada fame. The film has three heroines sharing the screen space with the hero and they are Nabha Natesh, Payal Rajput and Priyanka Jawalkar.
Ravi Tejaâ€™s last film release was Amar Akbar Anthony, which made it to the silver screens on November 16 last year. Directed by Srinu Vaitla, Amar Akbar Anthony was bankrolled by Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar, Mohan Cherukuri (CVM) and Praveen Marpuri under the banner Mythrie Movie Makers.
While Ileana D'Cruz and Ravi Teja play the lead pair, it has Vikramjeet Virk, Sunil, Abhimanyu Singh, Sayaji Shinde, Laya, Adithya Menon, Ravi Prakash, Srinivasa Reddy, Vennela Kishore, Raghu Babu, Jaya Prakash Reddy and Bharath Reddy in supporting roles. The filmâ€™s technical crew included S Thaman for music, Venkat C Dileep for cinematography and MR Varma for editing. This film failed to impress the audiences in a big way though.
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