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