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Bholaa Shankar: Chiranjeevi, Keerthy Suresh, Tamannaah starrer formally launched in Hyderabad

The film is the Telugu remake of Vedalam, to be directed by Meher Ramesh and produced by Ramabrahmam Sunkara

Srivathsan Nadadhur
Nov 11, 2021
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Chiranjeevi, even at the age of 66, is in no mood to relax and pause. While his next film with Koratala Siva, Acharya, has completed shoot and is awaiting release on February 4, 2022, the star is all set to shoot for three films simultaneously. He's in the middle of the shoot of Godfather, the remake of Mohanlal's blockbuster Lucifer and has commenced working on two of his upcoming collaborations with directors Bobby and Meher Ramesh. The Meher Ramesh-directorial is also a remake, of Ajith's hit Vedhalam, which was formally launched in Hyderabad today.

Bholaa Shankar, for the uninitiated, also stars Keerthy Suresh (as Chiranjeevi's on-screen sister) and Tamannaah (as the female lead) in pivotal roles. The film is produced by produced by Ramabrahmam Sunkara in collaboration with Creative Commercials. The pooja ceremony, held at Annapurna Studios, was graced by Bholaa Shankar team, including Chiranjeevi, Tamannaah, Meher Ramesh, Anil Sunkara, KS Rama Rao and several leading filmmakers like K Raghavendra Rao, Koratala Siva, Harish Shankar, Vamsi Paidipally, Bobby, Malineni Gopichand, N Shankar. 

"We took over a year's time to ready the script, supervised by Satyanand (garu). We're as energetic as ever to commence shoot. This is a very good story with the equation revolving around a caring brother and sister. KS Rama Rao had introduced me to the Kannada industry and it feels wonderful to collaborate with him again. It's been my dream to collaborate with Chiranjeevi and I'll invest all my energies into the film and make it a blockbuster. Tamannaah was the first choice for the film and we wanted her in the team at any cost. Mahati Swara Sagar's music will be an added attraction," Meher Ramesh said.

"It's good to see the film industry back in action and crowds thronging to theatres after a difficult couple of years. The audiences are eager for bigger, high-profile collaborations like never before. I had a busy year and wanted to take some time off my schedule but Meher Ramesh was keen on my presnece in the film. We were to work on a film earlier though I couldn't adjust my dates. I hope to do justice to my role. I am yet to deliver my best as an actor and eagerly looking forward to the shoot. The script is so strong that it's still fresh even after 6 after the release of Vedalam," Tamannaah added.

Raghu Babu, Rao Ramesh, Murali Sharma, Ravi Shankar, Vennela Kishore, Tulasi, Pragathi, Sri Mukhi, Bithiri Sathi, Satya, Getup Srinu, Rashmi Gautam, Uttej and Prabhas Seenu play supporting roles in Bholaa Shankar. Dudley is the cinematographer of the film while Ram-Laxman, Dileep Subbarayan, Kaeche Kampakdee have been roped in for the stunts. Sekhar will choregraph all the songs with Ramajogayya Sastry, Kasarla Shyam, Srimani and Sirasri penning the lyrics for the album. Ace editor Marthand K Venkatesh is also part of the project besides AS Prakash, who handles the production design.

The regular shoot of Bholaa Shankar is all set to commence on November 15 and the film will hit theatres in 2022.


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