While we all know that popular actor Nandamuri Balakrishna is redefining his image as a Telugu ruler for his 100th movie Gutamiputra Satakarni, he is even breaking the age-role equation for his 101, Rythu.
The 56-year-old — who has always picked up roles romancing young female actors in his movies till date — has signed his next project Rythu with director Krishna Vamsi. He will reportedly play a 70-year-old farmer in the film.
This is for the first time the actor is taking such a bold step. According to Telugu 360, Balayya was quite impressed with the script and signed the film. The shooting will begin post Sankranthi, after the release of Gutamiputra. The release of Gutamiputra also incidentally clashes with Megastar Chiranjeevi’s 150th movie, Khaidi No 150.
While Balakrishna is busy shooting for his next movie based on the life history of a warrior of the Satavahana empire in the second century CE, Gautamiputra Satakarni, director Krishna Vamsi is working with Sundeep and Sai Dharma Tej for their next title Nakshatram.
Meanwhile, rumours are rife in both Tollywood and Bollywood that Amitabh Bachchan might be playing a role in Balakrishna’s Rythu as the actors were seen sharing a frame on the sets of RGV’s Sarkaar 3. However, this is just speculation which has not been confirmed by filmmakers yet. If this happens, this is will be first time Bachchan will be seen in a Telugu film after he made a brief appearance in Manam.