Director Puri Jagannath has reportedly roped in popular actress Nayanthara (Nayantara) and Anjali to play the female lead roles in Megastar Chiranjeevi's 150th movie.
Chiranjeevi's 150th film has created a lot of curiosity among the mega family fans as it marks Chiru's comeback eight years after the release of his last outing, "Shankar Dada Zindabad". Ever since actor-turned-producer Ram Charan announced the film, the rumour mills have been busy spinning speculations about various aspects of the movie
Initially, it was rumoured that VV Vinayak was the top contender to direct Chiru's 150th film, but Puri Jagannath walked away with this opportunity. With Ram Charan officially announcing Puri's name, all eyes are now set on the role of the heroine, who would romance the Megastar in his landmark film.
The rumour mills are abuzz with the news that Chiru's 150th movie, which is likely to be titled "Auto Johnny", is a mass comedy movie and will have two female leads. Actress Nayanthara may play the first female lead alongside Chiranjeevi, while Anjali appears as the second heroine in the film. It is also being rumoured that the makers have roped in Charmme Kaur for an item song.
Nayanthara has worked with South Indian superstars such as Rajinikanth, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Mohanlal, Mammootty, Ajith Kumar, Vijay, Suriya, and Upendra, but she has never shared screen space with Chiranjeevi. If everything goes her way, she will be seen romancing the Megastar in this movie. It will be another landmark film in her career.
However, Puri Jagannath is all excited about getting an opportunity to direct Chiranjeevi's landmark film. After Ram Charan announced his name, the "Temper" director took to his Twitter page to share his excitement on 11 May. He tweeted in Telugu, "Who would have thought that a person who once used to decorate theatres for Chiranjeevi's films will direct him in his 150th film."