HYDERABAD: Akkineni Nagarjuna’s next Telugu film tentatively titled Soggade Chinni Nayana was launched on Wednesday. The film features the actor in a dual role as grandfather and grandson. “The film was officially launched in Annapurna Studios with a puja. Regular shooting will start shortly in Rajahmundry,” informed a source from the film’s unit.
Directed by debutant Kalyan Krishna and produced by Nagarjuna, the film features Ramya Krishna and Lavanya Tripathi in the lead roles. While Ramya Krishna was paired opposite senior Nag, makers, after a lot of consideration decided on Lavanya Tripathi, who was seen in the film Andala Rakshasi and in a cameo in Manam.Initially, talks were held with Sonal Chauhan but she was dropped in the last minute.
Meanwhile, Nagarjuna is soon expected to start with the second season of Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, the Telugu version of Kaun Banega Crorepati. He also has a yet-untitled Telugu-Tamil bilingual with actor Karthi in the pipeline.