Akkineni Nagarjuna at Samantha-Naga Chaitanya's new movie launch
Akkineni Nagarjuna at Samantha-Naga Chaitanya's new movie launchTwitter

Here is some good news for the fans of actress Samantha and husband Naga Chaitanya, who are fondly known as SamChai or ChaySam. Their first movie together post wedding was launched in a style on Monday.

Post his wedding, Naga Chaitanya has signed several new projects. But Samantha Akkineni did not sign any new film and was busy wrapping up the movies that she had signed before her marriage. This had sparked speculations that the actress might quit acting after completing her existing projects.

But SamChai put all the rumours mills to rest by signing a project which will be directed by Shiva Nirvana of Ninnu Kori fame. Tentatively known as NC 17, the movie is the second venture of Shine Screens Production, which had earlier bankrolled Nani's Krishnarjuna Yuddham.

The producers held a grand opening ceremony for the launch of Naga Chaitanya's 17th movie in Hyderabad on Monday morning. Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna attended the muhurat of this project and kick-started its shoot. Scriptwriter Kona Venkat and the bosses of Mythri Movie Makers were also present on this occasion.

After NC 17's launch, director Shiva Nirvana took to Twitter to talk about its opening ceremony. He also wrote, "#NC17 #ShineScreens Production No. 2  #Pooja ceremony. Very happy to present the cutest couple @chay_akkineni and @Samanthaprabhu2 in characters real to the life. Honoured to be graced by Nagarjuna Sir. Thank you @konavenkat99 and @MythriOfficial for gracing the event."

Before their wedding, Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya had featured together in movies like Ye Maaya Chesave, Autonagar Surya and Manam and their chemistry had struck a chord with the audience. The real-life couple is expected to recreate their reel-life sparkling chemistry on screen again.