Chiranjeevi Sarja to play an encounter specialist in Ranam
Directed by V Samudra, the film has Chetan Kumar playing a revolutionary
V Samudra’s directorial Ranam has turned into a multi-starrer with Chiranjeevi Sarja coming on board. The two heroes –— Chiranjeevi and Chetan Kumar — will share screen space for the first time. As reported earlier, Chetan will be playing a revolutionary in Samudra’s directorial. The latest is that Chiranjeevi will be donning the role of a police officer.
“Chetan’s looks are on the lines of revolutionary freedom fighter, Che Guevara. Chiranjeevi plays an encounter specialist in our film,” reveals the director. While Chetan is said to have completed shooting for his portions, Chiranjeevi will continue filming for the next fifteen days. The latter was approached for the role a couple of months ago, and the film’s schedule was planned according to the actor’s dates.
The makers have reportedly approached a Kannada superstar for the cameo, and are waiting for the go-ahead from him to make an official announcement. “We are in talks with a top actor, who we feel fits perfectly into the character we have sketched. We have briefed him about his role. We are awaiting his response,” says the director.
While eighty per cent of the shoot is complete, what remains to be shot are Chiranjeevi’s bits, and the cameo.
Samudra, a well-known director in Telugu, having worked in 14 films there, has ventured into Kannada for the first time. Having started his directorial career with Simharasi, Samudra has helmed films like Mahanandi, Vijayadasami among others.
This project is being made in two languages, Kannada and Telugu, and the director has roped in regional artistes. Eight new faces including Nithu Gowda are part of the cast. Produced by R Srinivas, the Kannada version has Gurukiran as its music director and Niranjan Babu as its cinematographer.