Tammannah, who played the role Avantika, in Baahubali, said that working in historical movies is very challenging. But, she was not able to reject the role that was offered in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. It is a biopic on Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, the legendary freedom fighter of 18th centuary.
She said, “Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is a biopic that people will really like. This is a pan-India biopic film like Baahubali, though the later was a fictional one. Acting in an epic and a non-fictional film is a big challenge for actors as they need to research extensively about the characters they are playing before stepping into their shoes.”
In Sye Raa, Tammannah will be playing the role of Thamizh. The star cast includes Chiranjeevi as Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, Amitabh Bachchan as Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy’s guru, Nayanthara as Raajakumaari Nayana Devi / Subbamma, Sudeep as Avuku Raja and Vijay Sethupathi as Obbaya. Also playing important roles in the film are Nasser, Prakash Raj, Jagapathi Babu, Asish Vidyarthi and others.
Surender Reddy, will be the director of the movie. Under the banner Konidela Production Company on a budget of Rs 200 crores, Sye Raa will be bankrolled by Ram Charan Teja.
The camera will be done by R. Rathnavelu. A Sreekar Prasad will do editing part. The music department will be headed by Amit Trivedi.
The shooting of the movie is progressing broad and it will hit big screens for Sankaranthi next year.
Currently, Tammannah is busy with the shooting for a retro number in the period flick KGF, which has Yash playing the lead role.