Actress Anjali has been finalised as actor Nandamuri Balakrishna’s heroine in his 99th Telugu film Dictator, which will be launched on Friday.
“Director Sriwass felt she would make a great pair with Balakrishna,” a source from the film’s unit said.
The regular shooting of the film, which will be produced by Eros International, will begin on June 12.
“The plan is to release the film during Dussehra. The film will be shot in Hyderabad, Delhi and Europe on a lavish budget of about Rs 40 crore,” Sriwass said.
Initially, Nayantara was paired with Balakrishna, but for reasons unknown, she has been replaced by Anjali.
Sriwass, who has two back-to-back hits such as Lakshyam and Loukyam, is eyeing a hat trick.