The film will mark the first collaboration of the Telugu film heavyweight and director Meher Ramesh.
As megastar Chiranjeevi traced another year around the sun, his admirers were the ones who were in for a treat. On the occasion of the veteran actor’s birthday, Mahesh Babu took to Twitter to announce the title of Chiranjeevi’s new film Bhola Shankar.
Wishing the popular actor, lovingly called Chiru by adoring fans, a happy birthday, Mahesh Babu called it an honour to unveil the film’s title, through an exciting motion poster. Babu also mentioned Meher Ramesh and Anil Sunkara in the caption, who serve as director and producer of the film respectively.
Happy birthday @KChiruTweets garu🤗 Honoured to be unveiling the title of your film! #BholaaShankar, under the directorial skills of my good friend @MeherRamesh and my favourite producer @AnilSunkara1 garu— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) August 22, 2021
May the year ahead bring you great health and success. All the best sir! pic.twitter.com/U9czmnIK5I
Fans had been anxiously awaiting the announcement, after production house AK Entertainments had earlier let out that the movie’s title would be released on the megastar’s birthday on Sunday at 9 AM. The upcoming film will be the first collaboration between Chiranjeevi and Meher Ramesh, the latter popular for helming the film Billa. The film marks the comeback of the director after almost 8 years, following the lackluster reviews of his previous film Shadow.
Bhola Shankar is a remake of the Tamil flick Vedhalam which featured Ajith in the lead. The 2015 action thriller focused on the story of a gangster-turned-cab driver who is forced to make use of his skills from his past life when a group of villains harm his sister.
With its official launch scheduled to be in September, Bhola Shankar will reportedly also feature Keerthy Suresh sharing the screen space with Chiranjeevi. With Mahati Swarasagar as music director, the film will reportedly be released in the coming year.
Even at 66, megastar Chiranjeevi is showing no signs of slowing down. The Telugu film heavyweight is also on board for the Telugu remake of the Malayalam film Lucifer, whose title has recently been revealed as Godfather.