The makers of upcoming period-drama Gauthamiputra
Satakarni, which happens to be Nandamuri Balakrishna's 100th
film, are yet to finalise a leading lady.
"While talks have been initiated with a few heroines including
Nayanthara, the makers haven't finalised anyone yet. They are keen
on roping in Nayanthara. However, she's preoccupied with prior
commitment and hence might not have dates for the project," a
source from the film's unit revealed.
However, she isn't ruled out yet. "They plan to hold one last
round of talks with her to see if she can manage to set aside dates
for the project. Since she had already worked with Balakrishna in
two successful projects, they feel she'll be his ideal pair," he
Nayanthara and Balakrishna had previously worked in
Simhaa and Sri Rama Rajyam. Gauthamiputra
Satakarni will be directed by National Award-winning filmmaker
Krish, with a budget close to 55 Cr.