Nandamuri Balakrishna
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Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna has announced that his next project, which happens to be 101st film, is titled "Rythu" and he will be playing a farmer in the movie.

Actor-turned-politician Balakrishna, who is a TDP MLA from the Hindupur constituency, spoke about his 101st movie, when he was addressing his constituency. He said his next film "Rythu" is about farmers and it deals with the problems faced by them. The movie is written and directed by Krishna Vamsi.

"The film is titled Rythu and is being directed by Krishna Vamsi. Farmers are very important and key for the nation's development. I am going to play a farmer in my next film which will showcase and highlight the problems faced by them," Deccan Chronicle quoted Balakrishna as saying, while discussing the problems faced by farmers in the Hindupur constituency.

It was reported earlier that "Rythu" was to be Balakrishna's 100th film. It was also reported that the makers would finalise cast and crew in March and its shooting would commence in April. "He feels that Krishna Vamsi is the only director currently who could do justice to this kind of village backdrop story. There is also a political touch to it," a source had told DC in the last week of February 2016.

Balakrishna is currently busy shooting his 100th film "Gautamiputra Satakarni," which is touted to be a historical film based on life history of 2nd century CE, Satavahana ruler Gautamiputra Satakarni. The actor is reportedly leaving for Georgia for the next schedule of "Gautamiputra Satakarni" soon and he will shoot a big war scene.

"Gautamiputra Satakarni" is written and directed by Krish aka Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi. Saibabu Jagarlamudi and Y Rajeev Reddy are bankrolling Balayya's landmark project under the banner First Frame Entertainment. Actress Shriya Saran has been roped to play the female lead opposite Balayya in the movie, which has Devi Sri Prasad's music and VS Gnana Shekar's cinematography.