Vijay Sethupathi being roped in to play an important role in Chiranjeeviâ€™s upcoming film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is well known. The latest we hear from sources is that he has bagged a very important role in the film, and will be seen alongside Chiranjeevi throughout.
Reports are that Vijay Sethupathi will play the trusted aide Obayya to Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, and his character is pivotal to the film.
The idea to rope in Vijay Sethupathi for the role has a double advantage. For one, he is a versatile actor that could take up any role and essay the character convincingly. Secondly, he had a huge fan base in Tamil Nadu, which means the film will have a good audience when it releases in Tamil.
Directed by Surendhar Reddy and produced by Ram Charan Teja under his banner Konidela Production Company, the film has a prestigious list of stars in the cast. It is a historical film based on the life of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, a freedom fighter from Rayalaseema.
While Chiranjeevi will be seen as Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, the cast also has the Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, Telugu star Jagapathi Babu, Kannada star Kiccha Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara and Brahmaji.
The shooting for this film was supposed to begin in August this year, but was postponed on several occasions for certain reasons. It went on floors on December 6.
Initially, it was announced that Santosh Sivan would be the cinematographer for Sye Raa but he walked out citing date issues. Then, R Rathnavelu chipped in. Likewise, AR Rahman was onboard to score the music for this biopic, but he too opted out as the project did not commence on time.
Touted to be a high budget film next to Baahubali, the fans are waiting eagerly for its release next year.
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