Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi returns to films with the period drama Syeraa Narasimha Reddy, and sharing screen space with him is Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Chiranjeevi said he is impressed and overwhelmed by the generosity of Big B to work with him in the film.
"There is only one megastar and that is Amitabh Bachchan. Working with him is a great experience. In the film he is playing the character of my guru. My director wanted him to play the part. I made a call to him because I wanted to try once. He said, 'you tell me, what do you want?’ I told him that I was making a film on the unsung hero Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, and there is a special character of a guru, a teacher. I told him I wanted him to play my 'guru'," Chiranjeevi told the media during the teaser launch of the film on Tuesday. Chiranjeevi recalled Big B's reply: "He said, 'Chiranjeevi, you have never asked me for anything. This is the first time you are expecting something from me. I will do it'." Chiranjeevi added, "I am so happy that he immediately agreed to be part of the film. My heartfelt thanks to the megastar."
Directed by Surender Reddy, the film also features Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapathi Babu, Nayanthara, Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty. The film releases on October 2.