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The actor-director has signed an important role in ‘RRR’ but will be seen debuting in Ravi Teja’s next.

Noted filmmaker and actor Samuthirakani will be seen in an important role in the SS Rajamouli directorial RRR, which was to mark his debut in the Telugu film industry. But it now looks like Samuthirakni’s debut will happen much earlier with another film.

It has been revealed officially that Samuthirakani has been signed on to play a crucial role in the upcoming Ravi Teja – Gopichand Malineni film. The film, which has not been titled yet, is being tentatively referred to as RT 66. Gopichand is planning it out as a complete entertainer which will see Ravi Teja playing a cop. Shruti Haasan is already on board to play the female lead in this entertainer.

Ravi Teja and Gopichand share a good rapport and have earlier worked together for Balupu and Don Seenu. Both of these films turned out to be huge hit and this will be their third venture together.

Samuthirakani earlier directed Ravi Teja in Shambo Shiva Shambo, the Telugu remake of the hit Tamil movie Naadodigal. Samuthirakani is currently busy with RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli. Ram Charan plays the role Alluri Seetharamaraju and Jr NTR will be seen as Komaram Bheem in this period film. Both of them play freedom fighters in this fictional drama that is set in the pre-Independence era. Alia Bhatt will be seen playing the role Sita in it. Incidentally, both Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt will be making their debut in the south Indian film circuit with this film.

On the technical crew roped in for the project, MM Keeravani is on board to compose the tunes and KK Senthil Kumar for cinematography with A Sreekar Prasad roped in for editing. RRR is being bankrolled by DVV Dhanayya under his banner DVV Entertainments on a budget of Rs. 300 crores.

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