Akinneni Nagarjuna and K Raghavengra Rao devotional film Om Namo Venkatesaya is slated for a release in February next year. The duo’s collaboration gained popularity after delivering devotional films like Annamayya, Sri Ramdasu and Shridi Sai.
“The shooting part of the film is completed and graphic work is currently underway. The film is being planned to release on February 10 worldwide,” the filmmakers said in a statement.
Under Raghavendra Rao’s direction, Nagarjuna’s next film Om Namo Venkatesaya is a devotional film that features Pragya Jaiswal and Anushka Shetty playing the female leads. The film is based on the story of Hathi Ram Baba, a devotee of Lord Venkateswara. It is bankrolled by Mahesh Reddy under AMR Sai Krupa Entertainments banner.
Reports suggest that the satellite rights of all versions of the film were clinched by ETV for a whopping sum of Rs 12.5 crore. Nagarjuna’s earlier film Annamayya got huge TRPs for the channel too.
The film recently came into news after a 10-minute clip was leaked by the same gang that had stolen the Baahubali 2 climax war sequence. However, the clip wasn’t shared online and the filmmakers could avert the damage. Reportedly, the flash drive that was seized by the Police also contained moments from ONV.
Meanwhile, Nagarjuna had said that he would be busy with his sons after wrapping up Om Namo Venkatesaya. “I will wrap up just one movie this year, Om Namo Venkatesaya, and will be busy producing two pictures with my sons Chaitanya and Akhil,” the actor had said at a press show.