Chiranjeevi to star in Telugu remake of Malayalam blockbuster Lucifer
On Sunday, speaking at the pre-release event of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy in Kerala, actor-filmmaker Prithviraj revealed that Chiranjeevi has acquired the Telugu rights of his film Lucifer.
“I salute Ram Charan for mounting a project on this scale with a legend like you. Everything looks top notch. I personally do not remember you looking more stylish in any other film. You look so good in this,” Prithviraj was quoted in a report by Cinema Express.
The Aiyaa actor went on to share an interesting bit of trivia. He revealed that Chiranjeevi had offered him a role in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, which is scheduled for release on October 2.
“After seeing the footage, I feel sad because Chiranjeevi sir had called me to act in it, but I was caught up with other projects. Now I wish I was part of it,” he said.
Chiranjeevi used the opportunity to thank Malayalam actor Mohanlal for doing the voice-over for Malayalam version of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.
On signing the project, Chiranjeevi had said it was his long-time desire to play a historic character.
“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 said.
Directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Ram Charan on a huge budget of ₹150 crore, the film has music by Amit Trivedi. Originally, AR Rahman was signed for the project but he opted out citing lack of time due to other commitments.
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