Megastar Chiranjeevi acquired Malayalam’s super-hit film “Lucifer” remake rights, which has Mohanlal playing the lead role of a political power center that could either make or break a candidate for chief minister. The film marked hero Prithviraj’s directorial debut and was praised for the stylish performance.
In the wake of that stylish shooting, there are many wonders which would be the best bet for Chiranjeevi to choose as a Tollywood producer. It was heard at one point that Chiru himself would take the mantle of direction, so that the film would be justified.
But then he asked director Sukumar to come up with a version of the script, where several scenes need to be nativized to Telugu states and some changes should also be made in the form of heroin. For the movie the original version had no heroine at all.
Later Parasuram’s name is also heard as a strong contender, but in the end, it is said that Chiranjeevi felt that his long-time admirer VV Vinayak was the go – to guy. Reports are coming that on board the project is the dashing director whose remakes for Chiru, including Tagore and Khaidi No 150, served at BO.
Looks like the director got free after having shelved his acting-debut’ Seenayya‘ and he jumped with pride to take up the challenge in this direction.