Dhruva Sarja recently completed dubbing for his late brother’s role and the film is currently up for censoring.
Last Updated: 01.57 PM, Jan 03, 2022
When Chiranjeevi Sarja passed away in June 2020 after a massive heart attack, the actor had a few films in production, one of which, Rajamarthanda, was complete, but for the dubbing. In the days following Chiranjeevi’s passing, his brother and actor Dhruva had said that given that Rajamarthanda was complete, he would dub for the role and help the producers bring the film to theatres.
Dhruva, we hear, has kept his word and dubbed for his late brother and the film is currently with the censor board, awaiting certification, following which the makers will announce a release date. The film also features a special voice-over by Challenging Star Darshan, who was a dear friend of the departed actor. Once certified, Rajamarthanda will probably be Chiranjeevi’s last film to hit screens.
Written and directed by lyricist-turned filmmaker JK Ram Narayan, Rajamarthanda has been produced by Pranav Gowda, Niveditha and Shivakumar for Sri Madheswara Productions. Arjun Janya has composed the songs, while Dharma Vish has handled the background score of the film. In the film, the late actor was paired with Deepti Sati, Meghashri and Triveni Rao, while Saurav Lokesh, Chikkanna, Devaraj, Sumithra, Shankar Ashwath and Vineeth Kumar are also a part of the cast.
The action-packed trailer of the film, which was screened in movie halls along with Dhruva’s Pogaru, was ‘released’ early last year by Chiru’s son Raayan Raj Sarja, who was born after his father’s demise. The actor was only 35 years of age at the time of his passing. Since his passing, he’s had two releases, Shivarjuna and Ranam, with Rajamarthanda set to be the last.