Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy which is a period-based action drama. Directed by Surender Reddy, the film depicts the life of one of India’s first freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. And post Sye Raa, Chiranjeevi will team up with Siva Koratala for his next which will be bankrolled by Ram Charan and Matinee Entertainments. The pre-production works of the film are currently underway and the makers are on the lookout for a suitable leading lady. Names like Anushka Shetty, Nayanthara and many other star actresses did rounds but none was confirmed.
The latest we hear that the makers have roped in an actress who once ruled Tollywood. News has it that Ileana D’Cruz has been signed on for this film which is yet to be titled. Reports reveal that Ileana has been approached and a narration has been given to her to which she has responded positively. And if this happens, this will be the first time Ileana will get to work with the Megastar. Interestingly, Kajal Aggarwal was said to be in consideration and the makers decided to go ahead with the Pokiri actress.
Ileana D’Cruz has been busy with her Bollywood assignments which includes Pagalpanti. Starring Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Arshad Warsi and Pulkit Samrat, Pagalpanti is slated to be released in October this year. In Telugu, Ileana was last seen in Amar Akbar Anthony which starred Ravi Teja in the other lead role.
Speaking about Chiranjeevi, ever since the Megastar made a comeback with Khaidi 150, fans of the megastar have been expressing their wish to see him doing more movies. Chiranjeevi was away from films for more than 9 years after he forayed into politics. With movies lining up again, fans of the mega family will be the happiest and will rejoice.