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Vijay Sethupathi to play antagonist in Chiranjeevi’s nephew’s film

Even though extremely busy with a slew of Tamil projects, Vijay Sethupathi agreed to work in this project because he really liked his character, according to a reliable source.

regional movies Updated: Mar 19, 2019 15:28 IST
Karthik Kumar
Karthik Kumar
Hindustan Times
Vijay Sethupathi,Chiranjeevi,Vasihnav Tej
Vijay Sethupathi is making inroads into the Telugu industry.

Actor Vijay Sethupathi, who is making is Telugu debut in Chiranjeevi’s upcoming magnum opus Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, has signed his second film in the language. He has been roped in to play the antagonist in debutant Vasihnav Tej’s (nephew of Chiranjeevi) upcoming Telugu film.

Even though extremely busy with a slew of Tamil projects, Vijay Sethupathi agreed to work in this project because he really liked his character, according to a source.

“Vijay really didn’t have dates for this film. However, he made time after he heard the script and was really impressed with his character. He immediately gave his nod,” the source said.

To be directed by Buchi Babu Sana, the film will be a love story set against a rural backdrop. “We want to transport the viewers to a new place and wanted to bring the best technicians on board to ensure a visual feast for the audience. The film will also mark the Tollywood debut of Manisha Raj, who will be essaying the female lead,” director Buchi Babu was quoted saying in an interview to Times of India.

Shyam Dutt of Vishwaroopam 2 fame will be cranking the camera while the duo of Ramakrishna and Mounica, who worked in last year’s blockbuster Rangasthalam, will be handling the production design. Devi Sri Prasad has been roped in as the composer.

2019 will mark the debut of several star scions and Vaishnav Tej is going to be one among them. Among others, Vikram’s son Dhruv Vikram will be seen making his debut in Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy later this year.

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First Published: Mar 19, 2019 15:27 IST