Yuva Samrat Naga Chaitanya is gearing up to start shooting for his forthcoming movie titled Durga even before the release of his much-awaited movie Auto Nagar Surya. Directed by Damarukam fame Srinivasa Reddy, the film was launched in style at a grand opening ceremony held in Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad this morning (February 6). Actress Hansika Motwani, who is playing the female lead in the flick, was present on the occasion.
See pictures: Durga opening ceremony
Written by Akula Shiva, Durga is touted to be an action entertainer, which is presented by C Kalyan and produced by sons Varun and Shwetala under the banner of Teja Cinema. S Thaman will score music for the film. Addressing the movie launch, C Kalyan said, "We start regular shooting of Durga from February 24 and wrap up all its production works by the end of July. We are planning to release it for Ramzan festival this year."
The opening ceremony of Durga was grand event and well-known filmmaker Dr D Ramanaidu, who was the chief guest on the occasion, gave green signal for the shooting of the first shot by clapping the board, while ace director VV Vinayak switched on the camera. Allu Aravind, Sravanti Ravikishore, KS Ramarao, Alankar Prasad, Ammiraju, Ashok Kumar and a few other celebs from Tollywood graced the occasion and wished good luck to the team. Continue to see the photos of Durga launch.
D Ramanaidu Claps Board
Chief guest Dr D Ramanaidu kick-starting the shooting of the movie Durga by clapping the board at its opening ceremony in Annapurna Studios on February 6.
VV Vinayak Directs Durga First Shot
Director VV Vinayak switched on the camera and directed the first shot Durga by clapping the board at its opening ceremony in Annapurna Studios.
Kalyan Honour Ramanaidu
Producer C Kalyan, who is presenting Durga, is seen honouring Chief guest Dr D Ramanaidu at its opening ceremony in Annapurna Studios.
Kalyan Honours VV Vinayak
Producer C Kalyan, who is presenting Durga, is seen honouring special guest director VV Vinayak at its opening ceremony in Annapurna Studios.
Naga-Hamsika With Guests
Naga Chaitanya and Hamsika Motwani, who are playing the lead roles in Durga, are posing with guests at its opening ceremony in Annapurna Studios.
Ramanaidu Wishes Good Luck To Naga
Chief guest Dr D Ramanaidu is seen wishing good luck to his grandson Naga Chaitanya at the opening ceremony of Durga in Annapurna Studios.
Naga-Hamsika Perform Pooja
Naga Chaitanya and Hamsika Motwani are seen performing pooja at the opening ceremony of Durga in Annapurna Studios.
Durga First Shot
Naga Chaitanya and Hamsika Motwani are posing for the first shot of Durga at its opening ceremony in Annapurna Studios.
Chief guest Dr D Ramanaidu is seen hugging C Kalyan wishing him good luck at the opening ceremony of Durga in Annapurna Studios.