Ravi Teja will be playing the role of an assistant director; sources insist that it is based on Puri Jagannath's early life. Over 40% of the movie has been completed and an item song with Ravi Teja and Mumaith Khan is also being filmed right now. Sai Ram Shankar, Puri Jagannath's brother, has a prominent role in the movie as well.
Neninthe is the fourth film that Ravi Teja and Puri Jagannath are collaborating on; the previous three Itlu Sravani Subrahmanyam, Idiot and Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammai proved to be box-office successes and were also critically acclaimed. Due to the previous track record of the duo, very high expectations are riding on Neninthe. Fans and audiences are eager to see the movie that is reportedly an autobiographical take on the director's beginnings.
The producer plans to release the movie in December 2008.