The buzz about Naga Chaitanya's debut has been making the rounds for a long time now. But Nagarjuna has kept mum on the whole issue, first promoting his nephews Sushant and Sumanth, doing everything to smoothen their entry into filmdom.
Then when it was clear that Naga Chaitanya was actually going to be launched, speculations started about who would launch this much-awaited star son. At first, everyone thought Puri Jagannath, who launched the likes of Chiranjeevi's son, Ram Charan Teja, would be the director, but with Puri busy till the end of 2009, this was not to be.
Now Vasu Varma has been finalized as Chaitanya's debut director and Dil Raju will be the producer. For a while, A.R. Rehman was under consideration as music director, but now sources say that Sandeep Chowta will be the music director, but no official confirmation was given out. The reason for Chowta"s inclusion is that Nagarjuna wanted to avoid a lot of hype as Rehman is more famous, almost an institution, and the producers wanted to avoid a lot of hype which could put even more pressure on the debutant, from whom a lot is already being expected.
Naga Chaitanya has received training in dialogue modulation, dances and fights at Mumbai and London in some of the most elite acting schools with some of the best coaches in preparation for his much-awaited debut.
September 20, the birthday of ANR, is considered an auspicious date for the whole Akkineni clan, so Naga Chaitanya's film is set to launch on September 20th.