Comedian Ali has begun shooting for Pawan Kalyan's forthcoming movie, Katamarayudu, on 21 September. Actress Yamini Bhaskar of Keechaka and Titanic fame has been cast for a crucial role in it.

It is known that Pawan Kalyan and Ali are inseparable and their friendship and association dates back to many years. In recent years, the power star has not done a single movie that does not feature Ali in some role. The actor reportedly considers the comedian a lucky charm. None can deny the fact that they strike a great rapport together on screen.

Pawan Kalyan's Katamarayudu is not an exception to their continued association and it features Ali in an important role. The comedian is all thrilled to be part of this movie and he took to his Facebook account to share excitement soon after reaching the sets of the film on the first day. He posted: "First day shoot of #KatamaRayuda. Very happy to be a part of this movie with #PowerStarPawanKalyan. #PSPK"

Directed by Dolly, Katamarayudu has started rolling in Secunderabad today and some key scenes are reportedly being shot with the other cast of the film. Pawan Kalyan and Shruthi Haasan are said to be joining the team from 24 September. The first schedule of the movie will be held in and around Hyderabad for 15 days.

Pawan Kalyan, who was busy with his political activities, is said to be playing a faction leader in Katamarayudu, which is touted to be an action entertainer. The actor is reportedly hitting the gym and he has decided to lose some pounds to get the desired physique for the movie. The makers have planned to wrap up its shooting as early as possible to allow Pawan to focus on his political career.

Yamini Bhaskar has revealed that she has signed to play a crucial role in Power star Pawan Kalyan's new film, Katamarayudu. The Titanic actress herself revealed the news on her birthday on 20 September. She says she is blessed to be a part of this film, which is jointly produced by Pawan Kalyan and Sharrath Marar. She is said to be playing the love interest of Pawan's younger brothers in the film.