Going by the grapevine, Akkineni Nagarjuna is gearing up to foray into the 2017 Sankranthi race, with his next film, which is to be helmed by Raghavendra Rao.
Touted to be the biopic of Lord Balaji's devotee, Hathiram Baba, the film has been tentatively titled as Om Namo Venkatesaya. The project will go on floors in the first week of July and Anushka Shetty has been roped in to play the role of a saint in the film.
Apparently, the buzz is that, Nagarjuna wants to finish the film before Pongal and release it for the festival, as his last Pongal release Soggade Chinni Nayana did wonders at the box-office, in spite of the heavy competition from Balakrishna's Dictator and NTR's Nannaku Prematho.
If the reports are any true, this time Nag will not only give a tough fight for Balakrishna's 100th film, Gauthamiputra Satakarni, but also for his good friend, Chiranjeevi's comeback film.
However, we have to wait and see how fast Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna will start their projects and reach the target release date, while Balakrishna is well ahead of them, by completing the first schedule of his film.
Nevertheless, the fight between the senior heroes at the box-office, after a long time, is keeping the Telugu movie buffs curious. Bring it on!