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The film is touted to be a biopic on the late freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy.

The shooting of Megastar Chiranjeevi's upcoming film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy started in Hyderabad on Wednesday amid much fanfare.

The filming began at the Aluminum Factory in Hyderabad at 7:30 am with the first shot was one with Chiranjeevi and Brahmaji.

Touted to be a biopic on the late freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, the story of the film is set in the eighteenth century. Chiranjevi, who is playing the titular role, has done a lot of homework to get into the skin of the character and will be seen in a complete different get-up.

Directed by Surendhar Reddy, the film is being bankrolled by Ram Charan under his banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 150 crores. Based on the story 'Life of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy', the film has been penned by Paruchuri Brothers.

Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy's cast includes Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, Jagapathi Babu, Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara. According to reports, Big B's role in the film will be a sort of extended cameo and he will be portraying the role of the lead character's guru.

While it was reported earlier that Oscar-winning music director AR Rahan would compose the music for this film, the latest from the camp is that he has been replaced by S Thaman. Rahman reportedly opted out of the film due to date clashes with his other projects.

R Rathnavelu, who had the opportunity to work with Chiru in his comeback venture Khaidi No 150, will be cranking the camera for this venture.

Fans of the Megastar are waiting eagerly for its release next year.

(Content provided by Digital Native.)