Earlier, there were reports of Kannada star Duniya Vijay being roped in to play the villain in the Jr NTR starrer Jai Lava Kusa.
Eventually, he opted out of the project citing date issues and the team was frantically searching for a replacement. They have finally zeroed in on Ronit Roy of Udaan and Ugly fame.
Directed by KS Ravindra and produced by Nandamuri Kalyan Ram under his home banner NTR Arts, Jai Lava Kusa has Nivetha Thomas and Raashi Khanna playing the female leads. The filmâ€™s shooting commenced in Hyderabad during the month of February and the hero joined the sets in March this year.
The filmâ€™s shooting has been progressing rapidly since then with the team deciding on September 1 as its release date.
Jai Lava Kusa has an impressive technical team comprising Devi Sri Prasad for music, Chota K Naidu for cinematography and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao for editing. Hollywood prosthetics and Legacy Effects expert Vance Hartwell is working on one of the looks for Jr NTR in the film.
Ronit Roy, who will be making his debut in the Telugu film industry with the film, is all excited as he has a meaty role to play.
The actor made his acting debut with the film Jaan Tere Naam in 1992 in which he played the lead role. Since then he has acted in a number of films such as Khatron Ke Khiladi, Midnightâ€™s Children, Udaan, Ugly, and 2 States.
Ronit opened his account at the box office this year with the Hrithik Roshan starrer Kaabil, which had him in a negative role.
Sarkar 3 of the Sarkar franchise, which had Amitabh Bachchan as the main lead, also had Ronit playing an important role and this film made it to the silver screens last month.
With Jai Lava Kusa, Ronit is all ready for his Tollywood debut.
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