The role of Gona Ganna Reddy in director Gunasekhar's movie Rudhramadevi has created a lot of curiosity among the film goers. Earlier, the names of Superstar Mahesh Babu and Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja were considered for the character. The latest buzz is, young tiger Junior NTR will reprise the role in the Anushka Shetty starrer period drama.
It was reported earlier that Gunasekhar had approached Mahesh Babu, who had given his consent to play Gona Ganna Reddy in his much-talked about period drama Rudhramadevi. He was to allot 20 days for the project, but he could not do it due to date issues. After he opted out of the film, the director reportedly tried to rope Ravi Teja. However, things did not fall in place.
Now, a rumour is fast spreading that Gunasekhar wants to cast Junior NTR for this important role in Rudhramadevi. But it is not known whether the young tiger, who has earlier starred as child artiste in Gunasekhar's Bala Ramayanam in 1997, has given his consent for the project or not. However, it is not clear who will play the role in the movie.
Rudhramadevi is a historical 3D film made on a budget of around Rs 50 crore. Anushka Shetty is playing lead role - Rudrama Devi, Queen of the Kakatiya dynasty, while Rana Daggubati appears as Chalukya Veerabhadra. Prakash Raj and Krishnam Raju are playing important roles in it.