Sharing a few stills from the film on Twitter, the makers wrote, “Victory Venkatesh and the entire #Narappa team has resumed shooting! We would like to send the best of wishes to our whole team! Stay safe @VenkyMama @priyamani6 @SBDaggubati @theVcreations #SreekanthAddala #ManiSharma”
Directed by Srikanth Addala, the Telugu action drama is a remake of the Tamil film Asuran, which is based on the novel Vekkai by Poomani. The film starred Dhanush and Manju Warrier in lead roles and the story touched upon social issues such as caste oppression, land issues, and discrimination.
In the Telugu version, Venkatesh will portray the role of Naarappa while Priyamani will play the role of his wife. In the Tamil version, Warrier played the role of Dhanush’s wife.
Victory Venkatesh and the entire #Narappa team has resumed shooting! We would like to send the best of wishes to our whole team! Stay safe 🙏🏼@VenkyMama @priyamani6 @SBDaggubati @theVcreations #SreekanthAddala #ManiSharma pic.twitter.com/7fInavBd1I
— Suresh Productions (@SureshProdns) November 5, 2020
“#VictoryVenkatesh‘s #Naarappa Shooting resumed with all necessary precautions at Hyderabad. With this on-going schedule 80% of the shoot will be completed. @VenkyMama @priyamani6 @SBDaggubati @theVcreations #SreekanthAddala #ManiSharma @SureshProdns,” Priyamani wrote.
Jointly produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu and Suresh Babu, under Suresh Productions and V Creations Banner (who have also produced Asuran), Naarappa also features Karthik Rathnam, Prakash Raj, Murali Sharma, and Sampath Raj in pivotal roles.
Shooting began in January but came to a halt in March due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Venkatesh was last seen in Venky Mama (2019) starring alongside Naga Chaitanya, Raashi Khanna, and Payal Rajput with Prakash Raj, Nassar, and Rao Ramesh in supporting roles. The film was directed by KS Ravindra and produced by D Suresh Babu, TG Vishwa Prasad under Suresh Productions and People’s Media Factory banners.
Priyamani last appeared in Kannada film Nanna Prakara in 2019, followed by a Zee5 original Ateet this year. Her future projects include Virata Parvam 1992, Sirivenella and Maidaan.