It was revealed some time ago that N Balakrishnaâ€™s next will be directed by KS Ravikumar. According to latest reports, Shriya Saran will be playing the female lead in it. C Kalyan is bankrolling this venture. The project, which will have music by Chirantan Bhat, has been titled Ruler and will go on to the floors next month.
Interestingly, this is the fourth time Balayya and Shriya Saran are pairing up. They had shared the screen space in Chennakesava Reddy, Gautamiputra Satakarni and Paisa Vasool and all of them turned out to be hits. Both the actors have been sharing a good rapport following which it was decided that they pair up again.
Balakrishnaâ€™s last release was the biopic on his late father, the legendary actor and politician, NT Rama Rao. It was released in two parts as â€“ NTR Kathanayakudu and NTR Mahanayakudu â€“ highlighting both his film and political career. The NTR biopic was helmed by J Krish and produced jointly by N Balakrishna along with Vishnu Induri and Sai Korrapati. It had an impressive star cast with Vidya Balan, Mohan Babu, Sumanth, Keerthy Suresh, Rana Daggubati and others. MM Keeravani composed music for this venture with Gnana Shekar V.S cranking the camera and Arram Ramakrishna editing it.
Despite being made on a massive scale, the biopic failed to impress the audiences in a big way. Following this, Balayya took some time to pick his next project and finally decided on KS Ravi Kumarâ€™s Ruler.
There were also reports that the star would be teaming up with director VV Vinayak for a film but looks like this project will take off only after Ruler.
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