Telugu actor Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas will make his Hindi film debut with the remake of S S Rajamouli’s 2005 movie “Chatrapathi.”
The new movie will be directed by filmmaker V V Vinayak and produced by Jayantilal Gada’s Pen Studios.
“Chatrapathi’ is a great script and we needed a southern star to carry it to Bollywood, and we saw Bellamkonda as a perfect fit.
“We are very excited about this project, and everything is falling in place at a great speed. We have updated the script to match Bollywood sensibilities,” Gada said in a statement.
Prabhas was in the lead, “Chatrapathi” ahd it revolved around the story of a young man who is in search of his family he lost. The film also featured Shriya Saran, Venu Madhav, Pradeep Rawat and Bhanu Priya in pivotal roles.
The remake marks a reunion for Sreenivas and Vinayak after they worked together in 2014’s “Alludu Seenu”, which launched Sreenivas as an actor in the Telugu film industry.The 27-year-old actor has featured in hits like “Jaya Janaki Nayaka”, “Saakshyam”, “Kavacham” and “Sita“.
“This is a perfect project for my big debut in Bollywood. It’s a great opportunity to collaborate with Dr Gada and Pen Studios, and to be reunited with my first ever director VV Vinayak sir.“Although, taking on a role that Prabhas’ did is a huge responsibility, but I am glad I did, as it’s a perfect script,” Sreenivas said.