Back in 2009, Chiranjeevi had announced that besides his participation in politics, he would also act in movies. He had even registered a title named Adhinayakudu at the Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce and told that it would be his 150th movie. It was also reported that Chiru wanted to finish the shooing of the film before the next general elections.
Later, a host of names of director were rumoured to direct Chiranjeevi in his upcoming film. Noted names like AR Murugadoss, SS Rajamouli, VV Vinayak, Puri Jagannath and few others were among the rumoured names list. But, a source slammed all those names and cited maverick filmmaker Shankar's name for the direction of his film.
It was said that Chiranjeevi's landmark film Adhinayakudu was to be directed by one of the popular Telugu film directors. Since he did not get a good script, he had chosen Tamil director Shankar, who had a wonderful story which suited the image of this Telugu actor. It was even reported that the megastar would play a freedom fighter in the movie.
However, all these rumours were silenced by the end of 2011. It was reported that although he had wished to don the greasepaint again, his political commitments did not allow him to make a comeback to the big screen. Due to his political career, his much-hyped project was put on hold. Later, he even gave away the title to his arch rival Balakrishna. Now, it remains to be seen whether his dream of acting will be fulfilled.