Tollywood actor Srikanth recently disclosed details about his upcoming film Operation 2019. A political satire, the film is all about a responsible citizen entering politics to fight the evils of society. On Operation 2019, Srikanth said in an interview to the Deccan Chronicle, “Elections are coming up in Telangana and my film is set against a political backdrop. It has a lot of satire and commentary on the current state of politics.” On his role in the film, the star said, “He realises that will be possible if he joins politics, and the film tells the story of what happens to him thereafter.”
While Operation 2019 is a complete political satire, Srikanth has also bagged another political film. He will be seen playing the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao in a biopic to be made on the leader. On the biopic, Srikanth said, “The film is about Chandrasekar Rao’s life – from his childhood to him becoming the Chief Minister of Telangana, and I play Chandrasekhar Rao. I have watched so many videos of the leader and observed his body language, and I have had actor Uttej help me with my Telangana accent.”
However, the character’s name in the film isn’t K Chandrasekhar Rao. Srikanth added, “My name in the film is Vijay Dev, and I don’t look like him either. But you will be able to identify aspects of Chandrasekhar Rao as well as other political leaders in my character.” On this film’s release, the actor said that the shooting is almost complete and it will be released before the elections.
Interestingly, Tollywood is buzzing with biopics, with two being made on erstwhile Chief Ministers NT Rama Rao and YS Rajasekar Reddy. The NTR biopic, which will be released in two parts as NTR Kathanayakudu and NTR Mahanayakudu, stars the actor-politician’s son N Balakrishna. The YSR biopic, called Yatra, stars Malayalam mega star Mammootty as YSR.
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