Chiru 153: Mohan Raja to direct Lucifer Telugu remake
After several rounds of speculations, it has been officially announced that the Telugu remake of Malayalam blockbuster ‘Lucifer’ will be directed by Mohan Raja. The director himself made the official announcement through his Twitter handle. He has tweeted,
With the blessings of my parents and well wishers, life has always gifted me better and bigger things.
And this time I’m more elated n honored to direct a mega project with the Megastar @KChiruTweets himself 🙏😇
Need all your wishes n prayers 🙏 #Chiru153
‘Chiru 153’ (tentative title) is Mohan Raja’s second Telugu film. He made his debut in Telugu industry in 2001 with ‘Hanuman Junction’ starring Arjun and Jagapathi Babu. Interestingly, it was also the remake of a Malayalam film — ‘Thenkasipattanam’.
Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan had acquired the remake rights of ‘Lucifer’ right after its release. ‘Rangasthalam’ director Sukumar was initially supposed to helm the film, but he later opted out due to unknown reasons. Later, the makers got Sujeeth of ‘Saaho’ fame on board. Reportedly, he got replaced after Chiranjeevi was unhappy with Sujeeth’s adapted script. It will now be interesting to see how Mohan Raja helms the project.