The shooting for Chiranjeevi’s period drama has been stalled after revenue officials of Serilingampally mandal demolished the film sets, reported India Today.
As per the report, the authorities found out that the set was constructed without getting prior permission from the authorities concerned. It added that neither the production house nor the landowner had reportedly obtained any permission from the revenue department to construct the sets and continue the shoot.
A two-day deadline was issued to the makers by the officials to get the requisite permission from the authorities, however, the production team said that they are not responsible for getting clearances from the government as they have taken the land on lease.
A Srinivas, revenue divisional officer (RDO) for Rangareddy district, told Cinema Express that the officials demolished some portions of the movie sets. He added that his department did not receive any application from either the landowner or the production team. The production team has agreed to sort out the issue with the landowner, failing which the sets will be destroyed, he said.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is a biopic on the famous freedom fighter from Kurnool, Uyyalawada Narasimha Rao. Amitabh Bachchan is rumoured to be playing Chiranjeevi’s mentor Gosai Venkanna. The film’s cast also has Kiccha Sudeep, Jagapathi Babu, Nayanthara, Pragya Jaiswal, Tamannaah Bhatia and even Vijay Sethupathi. Sethupathi will reportedly play a British guard in the film.
Directed by Surender Reddy, the film is being produced 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. The music will be composed by Amit Trivedi. The film will be shot primarily in Telugu, but will also release in Tamil and Hindi.
The film is expected to release during the summer of 2019. The film’s teaser will be out on August 22.