Lakshmi Rai to replace Catherine for special number in Chiranjeevi’s next

Under V V Vinayak's direction, Chiranjeevi is making a comeback after 10 years and Khaidi No 150 will be his 150th film.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Updated: October 14, 2016 12:45 pm
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As shooting for Megastar Chiranjeevi’s prestigious movie Khaidi No 150 heads towards a wrap, reports say that Catherine Tresa has been replaced with Lakshmai Rai for a special song at the last minute.

According to Telugu Cinema, the Sarrainodu actor Tresa had a tiff with one of the film technicians very close to Chiru and his son Ram Charan. Later, it was decided that Lakshmi Rai will do the item number with Chiranjeevi in the movie. Other reports suggest dance master Lawrence Raghavendra is choreographing the Chiru-Lakshmi song.

Under V V Vinayak’s direction, Chiranjeevi is making a comeback after 10 years and Khaidi No 150 will be his 150th film. Kajal Agarwal is starring opposite Chiru in the film. Devi Sri Prasad is rendering music for the movie. Khaidi No 150 is a remake of the Tamil blockbuster Kaththi which was directed by AR Murugadoss and had Vijay in the lead role.

Also read | Khaidi No 150 set for a January release next year

The movie is being produced by the Megastar’s son Ram Charan in association with Lyca Productions.

The filmmakers are trying to push the movie out in January 2017. “We have completed more than 70 per cent of the shoot and dad had also started dubbing for the film. We are happy with the output so far and we are planning to release the film in January as a Sankranti treat,” Ram Charan had earlier said.

Chiranjeevi has his hands full as the star is also set to host athe fourth season of MAA television quiz show, ‘Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu’ (MEK) — replacing Nagarjuna. The popular Telugu TV show is an adaptation of globally acclaimed Hindi TV show hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, Kaun Banega Crorepati.