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Haven't confirmed film with Chiranjeevi: VV Vinayak

IANS  Chennai, July 09, 2014
First Published: 15:44 IST(9/7/2014) | Last Updated: 18:12 IST(9/7/2014)

Refuting rumours that he will be directing megastar Chiranjeevi's 150th film, filmmaker VV Vinayak has said that he hasn't yet confirmed a project with the actor. He says he's still waiting for the veteran actor's nod.

"Nothing has been finalised yet. I have a few stories in mind, but I'm waiting to hear from him (Chiranjeevi). None of us know what is going to be his next film. I think it will make sense when he announces it," said Vinayak.

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It's being reported that Chiranjeevi, who will turn 59 on Aug 22, is expected to announce his 150th film, which will be a landmark moment for him as well as his fans.

Recently, Ram Charan came forward with an offer to pay Rs. 1 crore for a suitable script for his father's next project. He is also expected to produce the film.

"Ram has taken special interest in his father's film. He wants it to be a special film that will be remembered for a long time," he added.

Vinayak is currently awaiting the release of Telugu romantic-actioner Alludu Seenu, featuring newcomer Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas and Samantha Ruth Prabhu.

He says it was his 'dharma' to launch Srinivas.

"Had it not been for Srinivas's father Suresh, I would've never become a filmmaker. He produced my first film and I always was indebted to him. When he asked me if I could launch his son, I thought it was my dharma," he said.

Alludu Seenu produced by Bellamkonda Suresh is slated for release July 25.

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