After a long wait, the teaser for Telugu actor Balakrishna's 100th film 'Gautamiputra Satakarni' was released on Tuesday.
The Indian Express reported:
Directed by National Award-winner Krish, the film was launched on Monday in the presence of megastar Chiranjeevi, Victory Venkatesh and the Telangana chief minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao. The film is set to release in January as a Sankranti treat.
The movie, which was initially planned to be made on a budget of Rs 75 crore, is a biopic on the unsung Satavahana ruler from the 1st century AD.
It was also reported earlier that the makers have approached the Department of Archaeology to ensure the detailing of the period in which the film is set, is authentic.
â€œThough I heard many scripts and stories and fortunately, director Krish came forward with Gautamiputraâ€™s script and then I realised that this will be a great role as Satakarni gave us the history and the Telugu calendar. It is also unfortunate to find out that only a few people know the history of this ruler, and this made me more determined to give a life to the character," Balakrishna was quoted as saying.
The release of Balakrishna's film will also be the first time that audiences will witness the box-office battle of Chiranjeevi and Balakrishna.
Chiranjeeviâ€™s film 'Khaidi No 150' will take on Balakrishnaâ€™s Gauthamiputra Satakarni at the box-office next year, when both films will release during the time of Sankranti.
The industry has pinned high hopes on both these films.
Watch the teaser here.