Chiranjeevi’s next film, produced by his son Ram Charan Teja’s Konidela productions, will release in 2018. To be made as a Telugu-Tamil bilingual, the makers also plan to dub it into Hindi.
Indian Express reports that the story is based on the life of Independence era leader, Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. Chiranjeevi and Ram Charam Teja want to make this a grand film, and have reportedly upped the budget considerably. It is reported that shooting will begin in September 2017, and the film will be ready for release by 2018. Surendar Reddy has been hired as a director, while Ravi Varma is the cinematographer. DC reports that the producers are looking to cast a Bollywood heroine for the film. “The team is considering a Bollywood heroine to play Chiranjeevi’s pair. Initially, the team planned to shoot the film in August, but it got postponed because the pre-production got delayed due to various reasons.”
Chiranjeevi’s last film was Khaidi No 150, a remake of the Vijay starrer Kaththi. It was also produced by Ram Charan Teja. Chiranjeevi is meanwhile wrapping up shoot for his TV show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu.