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Chiranjeevi accidentally reveals his next is titled Acharya

Being directed by Koratala Siva, the project is currently on the floors in Hyderabad and will see the actor in dual roles.

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Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Chiranjeevi accidentally revealed that his upcoming film has been titled Acharya. Speaking at the pre-release event of the upcoming Telugu film, O Pitta Katha (2020) yesterday, the actor revealed the title of his upcoming film, before quickly realizing he shouldn’t have done so. The film was earlier dubbed as Chiru 152.

Being directed by Koratala Siva, the project is currently on the floors in Hyderabad. The film will feature Chiranjeevi in dual roles. The movie is about a middle-aged Naxalite-turned-social reformer, who launches a fight against the endowments department over misappropriation and embezzlement of temple funds and donations. 

If everything goes as planned, Mahesh Babu might be seen playing an extended cameo. Originally, the makers had planned to sign Ram Charan. But since he’s busy with SS Rajamouli’s RRR (2021), they decided on Mahesh instead.

The film will have cinematography by Tirru while Sreekar Prasad will take care of editing. Suresh Selvarajan will handle the production design. 

Trisha has been signed as the leading lady. She will be reuniting with Chiranjeevi after a decade since they worked together in AR Murugadoss’s Stalin (2006).

To be jointly produced by Konidela Production Company and Matinee Entertainments, the film marks the maiden collaboration of Chiranjeevi and Siva. Reportedly, the makers are spending Rs140 crore on the project.

Chiranjeevi was recently seen in Telugu period-drama Syeraa Narasimha Reddy (2019). The film, directed by Surender Reddy, saw him play Kurnool-based freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, and it also starred Amitabh Bachchan, Nayanthara, Sudeep and Vijay Sethupathi in key roles.