Tollywood filmmaker Gunasekhar had made it to the headlines when he released the first look of his film Rudrama Devi as a birthday gift to Anushka Shetty on November 7, 2012. Since the shooting of his period movie was not started at the moment, people in Tollywood had condemned his act of morphing the photos of film Arundhati. A year after the incident, the director has finally come up with the original first look of this much-hyped movie. Click here to see Rudrama Devi photos Actress Anushka Shetty is playing the role of a reigning queen in Telugu period drama Rudrama Devi. Gunasekhar has unveiled her first look as her birthday gift on Thursday, when she turns 32. His spokesperson says, "We have decided to unveil the first look of the film on the occasion of Anushka's birthday. It has been ready for a long time, but we thought there couldn't have been a better occasion than this one. It will be a treat for Anushka's fans."
Produced and directed by Gunasekhar, Rudrama Devi features an ensemble cast of Rana Daggubati, Suman, Prakash Raj, Baba Sehegal, Aditi Chengappa, Nithya Menen, Aditya Menon and Catherine Tresa in important roles. For the movie, Anushka had shed close to 15 kg, and she also underwent special training in sword fighting, archery and horse riding. The spokesperson added, "She has worked extremely hard and has pulled off some amazing action sequences. I'm sure this will be a landmark film in her career."