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Saaho director Sujeeth to direct Telugu remake of Malayalam hit Lucifer


Chiranjeevi has confirmed signing Sujeeth for the project. He said the director is currently working on the script and making necessary changes to suit Telugu sensibilities.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Sujeeth, who rose to fame after directing Prabhas in last year’s magnum opus Saaho, is all set to join hands with actor Chiranjeevi for the Telugu remake of the recent Malayalam blockbuster, Lucifer.

In his latest interview to The Deccan Chronicle newspaper, Chiranjeevi has confirmed signing Sujeeth for the project. He said the director is currently working on the script and making necessary changes to suit Telugu sensibilities. “Yes, I asked Sujeeth to work on the script for the Telugu remake. But the industry went into a lockdown because of coronavirus at that point,” he said. 

Lucifer, starring Mohanlal, was the directorial debut of Prithviraj Sukumaran. A political thriller, the film emerged as one of the biggest Malayalam blockbusters. Produced by Antony Perumbavoor, the movie also starred Vivek Oberoi, Tovino Thomas, Indrajith and Manju Warrier in crucial roles. 

In September last year, speaking at the pre-release event of Syeraa Narasimha Reddy in Kerala, Prithviraj revealed that Chiranjeevi had acquired the Telugu rights of his film, Lucifer.

Reports have also emerged that Ram Charan will also play a crucial role in the yet-untitled remake. He may reprise the role originally played by Tovino Thomas or Prithviraj Sukumaran, who had directed Lucifer. 

Chiranjeevi is currently busy shooting for his upcoming Telugu film, Acharya, in which he’s rumoured to be playing dual roles. Directed by Koratala Siva, the movie is about a Naxalite-turned-social reformer. who launches a fight against the endowments department over misappropriation and embezzlement of temple funds and donations.