Real Star Upendra is now teaming up with debutante director Santhu for his 50th movie titled as Adhira. Now it gets an interesting twist. This film will now be directed by Upendra himself.
This news is confirmed by producer RS Srinivas, he told that Upendra will be directing Santhu’s script, and the actor is currently working on the scripting work to better match his style.
Upendra’s 50th movie will be made with a sizeable budget with a minimum investment of Rs 50 crore. It will be made in 4 languages like Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. If all goes as per plan, shooting for the film is likely to start from April end.
This is the first time Upendra has picked up a script written by someone else and Srinivas felt that since it is an Upendra’s 50th film, the project needed his involvement.
the other interesting news is Adhira movie will feature two heroines. “We are planning to bring in established heroines for the movie, and for this, we have allocated a good budget and will zero-in on the names after consulting with Upendra. The process of finalizing the artists will be done after Pongal,” said Srinivas.
Adhira, which means ‘light’, is touted to be a period-drama about incarnation, which will have historical, commercial and suspense elements. Initially, a short teaser by the director caught the attention of Srinivas, and later, it was shown to Upendra, who was so impressed with the teaser that it was decided to develop it as a full-length feature film.
Initially, the producers had planned to rope in AT Ravish for the music and Kanal Kannan for the stunt choreography. Considering the change of directors, an official confirmation on the cast and crew is expected from the makers in the coming days.