Chiranjeevi’s Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy logo to be out on his birthday

After Khaidi No 150, Chiranjeevi is all set to play a freedom fighter in Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy.

regional movies Updated: Aug 15, 2017 16:35 IST
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Chiranjeevi’s last film, Khaidi No 150, was a big hit.

After making a smashing comeback with Khaidi No 150 earlier this year, Chiranjeevi is in no mood to stoop. As he gets ready for the shoot of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, based on the life of well-known freedom fighter, the makers have decided to give his fans a glimpse of the film on his birthday on August 22. The title logo of the film, to be produced by Ram Charan, will be released on the occasion of Chiranjeevi’s 61st birthday, a reliable source close to the veteran star confirmed.

The makers are considering making the film as a bilingual – which will include in Tamil as well - as the subject will appeal to universal audiences and they don’t mind exploring the possibility of catering beyond Telugu audiences.

It’s been Chiranjeevi’s long-time desire to play a historic character. Earlier this year, on his show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, he admitted to have regretted missing out an opportunity to play legendary Bhagat Singh. “It has always been my dream to play Bhagat Singh. Despite being offered the role back then, I couldn’t play it for several reasons and it was later played by several of my counterparts. It was played by several actors across languages. I regret missing out on an opportunity to play the role because I don’t think anyone wants to make a film on him today,” Chiranjeevi had said.

To be directed by Surender Reddy, the film also stars Nayanthara, who was paid a whopping rs 4 crore to be part of the project. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised soon. It’s going to be the biggest project in Chiranjeevi’s career and he will be seen sporting twirled moustache for his role.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 16:35 IST