It was reported earlier that actress Nayantara would team up with Daggubati Venkatesh for the third time in his upcoming movie Radha. But director Maruthi has slammed the reports stating that he has not signed Nayan yet for the film as he is keen to cast a fresh face with the Victory star in the romantic-drama.
Talking to IANS, Maruthi said, "We haven't signed Nayanthara yet because we are looking for a fresh face. Nayan and Venky have already done two films together. Therefore, I'm not very keen on repeating them on screen." The director added, "It's too early to shed more light on this because I'm yet to start casting."
Kotha Janta is keeping Maruthi occupied right now. He said that currently he is "busy wrapping up" the film, which will come out on Valentine's Day next year. He said, "Post-February 2014, I'll begin casting as well shooting for Radha."
Meanwhile, Nayantara, who is enjoying the success of back-to-back releases Raja Rani and Arrambam, is awaiting the release of Anaamika, a southern remake of Vidya Balan-starrer hit Hindi thriller Kahaani. She also has an untitled Tamil project with Silambarasan aka Simbu in her kitty.