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No Rudrama Devi without Anushka: Gunasekhar

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Anushka Rudrama Devi

Filmmaker Gunasekhar says he couldn’t think of anyone else but Anushka Shetty for the title role in his forthcoming period-drama Rudrama Devi .

“I told myself that I would wait until I get to cast her, but fortunately she agreed instantly when I approached her. If it was not for her, this project wouldn’t have started,” said Gunasekhar.

In the film, Anushka will reprise the role of princess Rudrama Devi, a prominent ruler of the Kakatiya dynasty. The film, produced and directed by Gunasekhar, has art direction by Thota Tharani and music by Ilayaraja.

Gunasekhar and the rest of the crew recently travelled to Germany for a trial shoot; the filmmaker plans to rope in German technicians for the film, which will go on floors in February.

“We have roped in international technicians who would help us with the Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) work to bring back the long forgotten era on screen to perfection,” said Gunasekhar.

Fashion designer Neeta Lulla has been roped in to design the costumes, while Sreekar Prasad will handle the editing.


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