Initially, an NRI girl was roped in to play the leading lady in the debut project of Panja Vaishnav Tej, brother of Sai Dharam Tej and nephew of Megastar Chiranjeevi. But rumours that she has walked out of the project were doing rounds. Well, as per an official confirmation, a debutante named Krithi Shetty has been roped in to replace Manisha, and she hails from Mangalore.
The film was launched sometime back and the film is in the pre-production stage.
After confirming Tamil star actor Vijay Sethupathi for an important role, the makers have now confirmed the female lead.
Titled ‘Uppena’ the film will be directed by Buchi Babu Sana, who is an assistant of director Sukumar. The regular shooting of the film will commence from May 25th.
‘Rockstar’ Devi Sri Prasad will be composing music while Shamdat Sainudeen will handle the cinematography. Mythri Movie Makers is collaborating with director Sukumar’s Sukumar Writings banner for this film.