Sources say that the director doesn’t want to deviate from concentrating on the famous Pada Yatra.

Son Jaganmohan Reddys character dropped from YSR biopic Digital Native
Flix Entertainment Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 12:20

Malayalam mega star Mammootty is playing YS Rajasekar Reddy in the upcoming biopic on the legendary leader, the late chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Director Mahi V Raghav will trace out YSR’s political journey and his famous Pada Yatra in 2003 that put him on the chief minister’s chair. One of the biggest expectations about this biopic, titled Yathra, is regarding who will play YSR’s son Jaganmohan Reddy. 

There have been various reports and one such is that either Suriya or Karthi may be roped in for the role. However, according to the latest buzz, the director has decided to do away with this character in the film altogether. Sources say that the director doesn’t want to deviate from concentrating on the famous Pada Yatra due to which he decided to remove Jegan’s character as it may shift the focus.

Yathra, which went on to the floors a couple of month ago, has a bevy of stars in the cast including Jagapathi Babu, who plays YSR's father YS Raja Reddy, Rao Ramesh as KVP Ramachandra Rao, who was YSR's closest friend from his medical college days and Suhasini Mani Ratnam as the former minister Sabitha Indra Reddy. It also has Anasuya Bharadwaj, Posani Krishna Murali, Vinod Kumar and Sachin Khedekar in supporting roles. The film is being directed by Mahi V Raghav. The film is produced by Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devireddy under the banner 70 MM Pictures. The film’s technical crew includes Sathyan Sooryan for cinematography, A Sreekar Prasad for editing.

The first single Samara Shankham was released on September 2, 2018, on the death anniversary of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and it had gone viral upping the expectation levels. Yathra’s shooting is almost complete and is getting ready for release on December 21 this year.

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