Vaayuputra fame actor Chiranjeevi Sarja, who is presently busy shooting Shiva Akula's debut venture Gandede with Ragini Dwivedi, has signed to star in his third movie in Kannada. The film is named after his pet name 'Chiru' and it will be directed by Mussanje Maatu fame Mahesh Babu.
Chiranjeevi Sarja will play the male lead and newbie Kriti Kharvanda will appear in female lead in his next film Chiru, which is said to start shooting by March end. The movie is a love story and for the first time, Chiranjeevi will be falling in love. "I'll also be going in for a makeover for this role," says Chiranjeevi.
Director Mahesh Babu had stayed away from the limelight for a long time after Darshan starrer Abhay got a mixed response from the audience. Now, he is making his comeback to Gandhinagar with the film Chiru, which will be produced by Mussanje Maatu fame Bharath Jain. Ram Narayan has written dialogues for it.