Ta­man­naah to star in Chi­ran­jeevi’s biopic on Tel­ugu free­dom fighter

HT City - - ENTERTAINMENT - Yashika Mathur

Af­ter a lot of spec­u­la­tion about will who play the fe­male lead in Tel­ugu vet­eran Chi­ran­jeevi’s muchan­tic­i­pated biopic on free­dom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, Ta­man­naah Bha­tia has con­firmed com­ing on board.

“Yes it’s true. I have been con­firmed for the film. It’s a great hon­our to be shar­ing the screen space with two of my favourite ac­tors — Chi­ran­jeevi and Amitabh Bachchan. Biopics have al­ways been a pri­or­ity for me and since the film re­volves around a free­dom fighter, it’s a mat­ter of na­tional pride to con­trib­ute to this project.”

The film, a trilin­gual project, went on floors De­cem­ber 2017. The Sud­heer Reddy-direc­to­rial will also fea­ture a cameo by Amitabh Bachchan, and will re­lease in Tel­ugu, Tamil, and Hindi.

A pe­riod film — a biopic at that — will re­quire some re­search, and Ta­man­naah un­der­stands she has her task cut out ahead.

“I will be un­der­tak­ing a lot of re­search for my role as there is very few ma­te­rial avail­able on­line and I want to keep this as real as pos­si­ble. There are a lot of free­dom fighter fam­i­lies I will be meet­ing through the di­rec­tor of the film. I have al­ready started ex­chang­ing ref­er­ence notes with my co-stars,” says the Baahubali ac­tor.

The film is be­ing pro­duced by Chi­ran­jeevi’s son, Ram Charan, who has been Ta­man­nah’s co-star in Tel­ugu film Racha (2012).

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