Popular action choreographer Peter Hynes, who composed fabulous fights for Chatrapati, Athadu and recent Bollywood blockbuster Ghajini, was injured while choreographing a stunt sequence for Ram Charan Teja's ongoing Telugu film Magadheera, being directed by S.S. Rajamouli, one the most successful film directors in Tollywood. Peter Hynes is now undergoing treatment at KIMS.
Produced by Allu Arvind of Geetha Arts, noted Tollywood producer-distributer and maker of Ghajini (Hindi), Magadheera is now in the last leg of its production being held in a gigantic set at Ramoji Film City. This is said to be one of the costliest sets ever made for a Telugu film. Shooting of a major part of the film has been already completed at the locations of Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Set in the backdrop of divine mysteries of death and rebirth, Magadheera is planned as an action-based romantic thriller to suit audiences of all classes. Kajal Agarwal is the heroine. Srihari will appear in a special role. The film will be simultaneously relesed in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. Story is by Vijayendra Prasad, dialogues are by Ratnam, styling is by Rama Rajamouli, while music is by M.M. Keeravani.
Magadheera is the second film by actor Ram Charan Teja, son of Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi and the nephew of Nagendra Babu and Pawan Kalyan. He made his film debut with blockbuster Chirutha (2007), produced by Ashwini Dutt and directed by Puri Jagannadh. For his debut performance, he won three prestigious awards: Special Jury award in Nandi Awards, Cine MAA Award for best male debut and Filmfare Award for best male debut. Chiruta collected a first day distributors' share of nearly Rs. 40 million.