Actor Ram Charan has said that his role in the upcoming Telugu film Acharya with his father actor Chiranjeevi is a creative invitation taken by the film’s director Koratla Siva. In a new interview, Acharya clarified that he did not accept the invitation to star in the film just because he is the co-producer of the film. He also said that being a part of the same film starring Chiranjeevi means a lot to his mother.
Previously, Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan worked together in the Telugu film Bruce Lee: The Fighter. However, he had a minor role in the film. This is the first time they have acted together in full-length roles.
In an interview with Bollywood Life, Ram Charan said, “I mean, it was not my decision. Yes, I am a producer of it, but, in the beginning, we had many choices. However, our director Koratala Siva Sir called me one day and said, ‘I know you are working in RRR and I know you can not ask Rajamouli from RRR for time for our film (Acharya). But I could not think beyond you in terms of script requirement, script facility etc.
And, “(it) is not like we both (Chiranjeevi and he) decided … Come on, we will film together. I think the director and the script demanded it, Rajamouli Sir gave me time from the sets for my (Acharya) film (RRR), which means a lot. It means a lot more to my mom than I do. “
Acharya, according to reports, will be about a social reformer who has become a middle-aged Naxalite, who is fighting against the misuse of temple funds and donations and the treasury department. The film was originally meant to mark Trisha’s return to Telugu films many years later. However, he withdrew from the project due to creative differences. He was eventually replaced by Kajal Agarwal. The film also stars Pooja Hegde opposite Ram Charan.
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The makers recently announced that it would be releasing on April 29th after its original February start date was postponed due to an increase in Covit-19 cases. The Telugu play was earlier released in theaters on February 4 and is now coming to theaters during the Ugadi festival. It is supported by Martini Entertainment and Conidola Productions. Acharya started shooting in 2020, but faced a delay in production due to Kovit-19. Image courtesy of Sureka Gonidella.