Hyderabad: Much has been written and spoken about director Gunasekhar's forthcoming movie Rudramadevi 3D, which is still in the pre-production stage. The latest buzz is that actresses Nathalia Kaur and Hamsa Nandini will essay the roles of sisters of Anushka Shetty, who is playing the title role in the film. Now, experts in the T-Town are surprised to hear the news as the pages of history hardly have any hint about them.
It is well-known that the film Rudramadevi 3D revolves around the story of Rudramadevi, who was the revered queen of the Kakatiya dynasty in 13th century. There are no clue about Rudramadevi's sisters in the history, but the makers say that this queen had two cousins named Annambika and Madanika, and their movie throws light on their characters too.
Reports suggest that Gunasekhar had recently held auditions for the roles of Annambika and Madanika in Rudramadevi 3D and 20 popular heroines from Tollywood had taken part in it. The director finalised Nathalia Kaur and Hamsa Nandini for these roles. Nathalia will play Annambika, while Hamsa appears as Madanika. These two actresses are all excited to be part of this mega-budget period drama.
However, Anushka Shetty will be seen as Rudhramadevi in this 3D bilingual historic film, which is produced and directed by Gunasekhar. Rana Daggubati, Prakash Raj and Krishnam Raju will play other supporting roles. Ilaiyaraaja will compose soundtrack and background score for the film, which will have Thotta Tharani's art direction and Neeta Lulla's costumes.