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Chota K Naidu Replaces CK Muraleedharan In Junior NTR’s ‘Jai Lava Kusa’

Noted Bollywood cinematographer CK Muraleedharan has reportedly walked out of Junior NTR’s Jai Lava Kusa. Chota K Naidu has been roped in to replace him.

CK, the man behind the camera for several popular films including Three Idiots (2009) and PK (2014), had completed around 45 per cent of the work before walking out.

According to a Deccan Chronicle report, CK and the director, KS Ravindra, had a few differences in terms of the film. “The decision was mutual and a very private one. I cannot disclose the reasons to you but there was nothing wrong between him and Bobby. Muraleedharan hasn’t burnt his bridges,” a source tells DC


Jai Lava Kusa, directed by KS Ravindra (aka Bobby) and produced by Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, has Junior NTR in triple roles. The film also stars Raashi Khanna, Nivetha Thomas, while Kannada star Duniya Vijay plays the villain.

International makeup artist Vance Hartwell, who has worked in films like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Shutter Island, has been roped in to take care of Jr NTR’s looks.

The film’s first look is scheduled to release on May 19.