Dil Raju, the master filmmaker who brought back the multistarrer genre to Tollywood by convincing both Mahesh Babu and Venkatesh to act together in SVSC(Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu) might next assemble NTR and Balayya for a powerful project.
As per reports, Dil Raju has a sensational subject in which there is scope for two powerful characters – father and son. The first choice of Raju is NTR and Balayya. Given Dil Raju’s acquaintance with NTR, he could well convince him but getting Balayya’s nod might be tough. In such case, Dil Raju is toying with a few other options.
If not Balayya-NTR, he has Balayya-Mokshaga combo in mind. Given that Balayya is keen to share screen space with his son, this combo is a possibility. But, can Mokshagna do justice to a powerful character at the very beginning of his career, this is said to be the doubt in Dil Raju’s mind.
NTR-Nagarjuna is another option. It may be recalled that the duo was earlier supposed to work together in ‘Oopiri’. NTR was the first choice to play the character essayed by Karthi but things didn’t materialize then. It would be interesting to see an Akkineni-Nandamuri multistarrer with a subject having powerful characters for both father and son.
Keeping all these aside, the safest and easiest option before Dil Raju is Nagarjuna-Naga Chaitanya. In fact, during the promotions of his latest film Shatamanam Bhavati, Raju divulged that he would soon make a film starring the Akkineni father-son duo. Nag, however, condemned this news as he was reportedly miffed with Raju announcing the film even before the Akkineni heroes had given their nod.
However, it must be admitted that no combination could be as powerful as Balayya-NTR. It would be a festival for not just Nandamuri fans but entire Telugu film lovers if the two mass heroes give their nod.