The actor will be playing the role of Obayya who was a trusted aide to Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy.

Vijay Sethupathi to play Tamil king In Chiranjeevis Sye Raa
Flix Tollywood Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:09

The shooting of one of the most awaited Telugu films of the year Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is currently progressing at a brisk speed in Hyderabad. The magnum opus is being directed by Surender Reddy and will see superstar Chiranjeevi playing the titular role of the freedom fighter from Rayalaseema, Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. It is touted to be the 151st film in Chiranjeevi's acting career.

Produced by Ram Charan Teja under his banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 150 crores, it has a bevy of top stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Jagapathi Babu, Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara. This film also marks Vijay Sethupathi's debut in Tollywood.

Reports are that Vijay Sethupathi will play the trusted aide, Obayya, to Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, and his character is pivotal to the film.

According to a report by Onlykollywood, the actor will play a Tamil-speaking character in the film. “In fact, I am playing a Tamil speaking character in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Though not entirely in pure Tamil, the character hails from our place so it was not too hard to get the lines right,” Vijay Sethupathi reportedly said.

The idea to rope in Vijay Sethupathi for the role has a double advantage. For one, he is a versatile actor who can take up any role and essay the character convincingly. Secondly, he has a huge fan base in Tamil Nadu, which means the film will have a good audience when it releases in Tamil.

Vijay Sethupathi has an exciting line-up of films in 2018

In Balaji Tharaneetharan’s Seethakathi, he will be seen playing a septuagenarian character which required him to put on prosthetic make-up, a long and time-consuming process.

In Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe, he plays a transgender. Sethupathi will be seen playing a politician in Seenu Ramaswamy’s Maamanidhan. He is also a part of Mani Ratnam's multi-starrer CCK in which he will be sharing the screen space for the first time with Simbu, Aravind Samy, Jyothika and Arun Vijay. 

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