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Upendra to direct his 50th film, Adhira

Confirming the news, producer RS Srinivas, told us that Upendra will be directing Santhu’s script, and the actor is currently working on the script to better match his style

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Published: 01st January 2019

Reports of Upendra teaming up with debutant director Santhu for his 50th film titled Adhira now gets a major twist. Interestingly, this film will now be directed by Upendra himself. 

Confirming the news, producer RS Srinivas, told us that Upendra will be directing Santhu’s script, and the actor is currently working on the script to better match his style.

“Upendra’s 50th film will be made with a sizeable budget with a minimum investment of Rs 50 crore. It will be made in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. If all goes as per plan, shooting for the film is likely to start from April end,” says the producer to Cinema Express.

This is the first time the director has picked up a script written by someone else and Srinivas felt that since it is Upendra’s 50th film, the project needed his involvement.  

Another interesting news is Adhira will feature two heroines. “We are planning to bring in established heroines for the movie, and for this, we have allocated a good budget and will zero-in on the names after consulting with Upendra. The process of finalising the artistes will be done after Pongal,” said Srinivas.

Adhira, which means ‘light’, is touted to be a period-drama about incarnation, which will have historical, commercial and suspense elements. Initially, a short teaser by the director caught the attention of Srinivas, and later, it was shown to Upendra, who was so impressed with the teaser that it was decided to develop it as a full-length feature film. 

Initially, the makers had planned to rope in AT Ravish for the music and Kanal Kannan for the stunt choreography. Considering the change of directors, a confirmation on the cast and crew is expected from the makers in the coming days. 

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