Baahubali actress Anushka Shetty joined the sets of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy on Wednesday. Anushka will play an important role in megastar Chiranjeevi starrer movie. This will be her first Telugu outing since the Baahubali franchise. According to the reports, Anushka will be playing the role of a narrator who will introduce Chiranjeevi’s character. She will also appear in a crucial scene right before the interval.
Directed by Surender Reddy, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy will narrate the story of Kurnool-based freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. Apart from Chiranjeevi, the film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nayanthara, Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi and Jagapathi Babu among others in important roles.
Big B will be seen as Chiranjeevi’s mentor in this magnum opus. He had joined the film’s sets in March last year and exactly a year later, he bid adieu to the project.
Before joining the sets, Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his blog that he’s thrilled to be part of this project. “Dear friend Chiranjeevi, that majestic superstar and icon from the world of Andhra and Telugu cinema, requests for a guest appearance in his magnum opus, on a most valiant period character that he portrays, and I agree. So, am off to begin its shoot in Hyderabad in a few hours,” he wrote and shared his look from the movie.
The film, which is on the brink of completion, is being produced by Ram Charan on a whopping budget of Rs 150 crore. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, which will release next year, marks the southern debut of popular Bollywood composer Amit Trivedi.