A quick look at everything making news in the world of cinema today!
Tamannaah Bhatia will be a part of Chiranjeevi’s period film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. “Yes it’s true. I have been confirmed for the film. It’s a great honour to be sharing the screen space with two of my favourite actors — Chiranjeevi and Amitabh Bachchan. Biopics have always been a priority for me and since the film revolves around a freedom fighter, it’s a matter of national pride to contribute to this project,” she told Hindustan Times.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is a biopic on the famous freedom fighter from Kurnool. The film’s cast, apart from Chiranjeevi and Bachchan, also has Kiccha Sudeep, Jagapathi Babu, Nayanthara, Pragya Jaiswal and even Vijay Sethupathi. To be directed by Surender Reddy, the film will be bankrolled by Ram Charan under his banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 150 crores, with cinematography by Ravi Varman and script by the Paruchuri Brothers.
What’s making the news
Celebrated Italian director Vittorio Taviani has died at 88 after suffering a prolonged illness, reported Variety. Together with his brother Paolo, he has made acclaimed movies like The Night of The Shooting Stars, Chaos, Good Morning Babylon and Padre Padrone.
Vittorio Taviani has died. He & brother Paolo made several films. One of them (The Night of San Lorenzo) has a minor #Kollywood connect.
— Baradwaj Rangan (@baradwajrangan) April 16, 2018
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