Upendra has refused another tempting offer from Tamil film director
Vishnuvardhan who has been on a career high after the success of
his recent film Billa. Vishnuvardhan was finalising the starcast of
his new film 'Saravam' in which young actor Arya was to play the
lead. But there was another important character in the film which
was crucial to the story of the film.
Vishnuvardhan had Nana Patekar, Arjun and Mohanlal in mind when
he had started writing the script. But when the script was gettig a
final shape, some how he had thought that the role was suitable for
Upendra. Vishnuvardhan flew to Bangalore and sought appointment
from Upendra. But the Tamil director was not able to convince
Upendra as to why he has to act in a Tamil film however significant
the role is.
presently acting in Telugu film"Salute' in which he is teamed up
with Vishal and Nayantara. Currently the shooting of this film is
now going on in Hyderabad.