Actor Ranveer Singh, who is working on the Hindi remake of Anniyan with Shankar, Ram Charan’s father Chiranjeevi, and filmmaker SS Rajamouli were the chief guests of the ceremony. Chiranjeevi inaugurated RC15 with the first clap.
Announced in February, RC15 will be produced by Dil Raju and Shirish under the Sri Venkateswara Creations banner. It is the 50th production venture of the banner. The film, which marks Shankar’s maiden directorial venture in the Telugu film industry, will be co-produced by Harshith Reddy.
RC15 is set to be a trilingual film and will be released in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi.
A source close to the film unit, on condition of anonymity, told Silverscreen India that filming will commence in October and the film will be shot simultaneously in all languages, by cinematographer S Thirunavukkarasu.
The team released a poster on Wednesday revealing the cast and crew members of the project.
Kiara Advani, who was last seen in Hindi biographical war drama Shershaah, has been cast opposite Ram Charan. This will be Advani’s third Telugu film and second collaboration with Ram Charan. Previously, the actors collaborated on the 2019 Telugu action film Vinaya Vidheya Rama.
The crew includes Thaman as the music composer and Ramakrishna and Monica as production designers.
While Shankar is credited as both writer and director for the film, Sai Madhav Burra will also be working as a writer for the Telugu version, while Su Venkatesan and Vivek will pen the Tamil version. Vivek will also pen the lyrics in Tamil.
Meanwhile, the South Indian Film Writers Association recently revealed that Shankar has been accused of plagiarising the story of RC15. SIFWA president and filmmaker K Bhagyaraj confirmed to Silverscreen India that a complaint has been registered and investigation is underway.