Hyderabad: Megastar Chiranjeevi has taken a break from acting
to pursue his political career and the plans for his 150th film
have taken a back seat, which has disappointed the mega fans. But
here is a good news for all of them. The actor-turned-politician is
reportedly set to render his voice a narrative track for the movie
Sri Jagadguru Adi
Shankara, which features Mohan Babu, Akkineni Nagarjuna and
Srihari in important roles.
Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara is a devotional movie, which is based
on the life of iconic 9th century saint from Kerala, Adi
Sankaracharya, who consolidated the doctrine of advaita vedanta.
Renowned script writer JK Bharavi is directing the film and
newcomer Kaushik is playing the title role in. The director, who
has earlier penned script for Chiru's Sri Manjunatha,
confirmed that casting Chiranjeevi for it.
JK Bharavi says that Adi Sankara is regarded as the
reincarnation of Lord Siva. Chiranjeevi has impressed the viewers
as Shiva in the film Sri Manjunatha. Hence, he thought
Chiru would be apt to lend his voice for the introduction scene in
the movie Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara. The director feels
that his voice will set the perfect tone for the film.
However, the shooting of the film Sri Jagadguru Adi
Shankara is currently going on in Hyderabad and critically
acclaimed director K Raghavendra Rao, who is known for his
devotional films like Annamayya, Sri Ramadasu,
Pandurangadu and Shirdi Sai, is helming Nagarjuna's
special scenes. The makers are planning to launch the audio of the
film on Shivaratri.