Lucifer put on hold, Chiranjeevi takes up Vedhalam remake
To be bankrolled by Anil Sunkara and Ram Charan, an official announcement of the untitled film will be made on the occasion of Chiranjeevi's 65th birthday on August 22
Chiranjeevi will not be working in the Telugu remake of the Malayalam action-drama Lucifer anytime soon, as announced earlier, because he is considering starting work on another remake now. The 64-year-old actor has green lit the Telugu remake of the Tamil actioner Vedhalam and has zeroed in on Meher Ramesh to direct it.
"The development of the Telugu remake of Lucifer has been suspended indefinitely and Chiru is keen to step into the shoes of Ajith in the Telugu adaptation of Vedhalam. The makers have made certain changes to the script to suit regional sensibilities and Chiru's image. The team will begin the casting and pre-production formalities soon. The film will go on floors soon after the actor wraps up Acharya," informs a source.
Vedhalam tells the story of a taxi driver who lives with his sister in Kolkata, while on the lookout for three criminals.
To be bankrolled by Anil Sunkara and Ram Charan, an official announcement of the untitled film will be made on the occasion of Chiranjeevi's 65th birthday on August 22.
Chiru was recently seen in Syeraa Narasimha Reddy (2019). The film grossed more than Rs 180 crore at the box-office. His upcoming films are Acharya and an untitled project with KS Ravindra (Bobby).