Chiru 153: Nayanthara to star in Lucifer Telugu remake
Mohanlal’s blockbuster Malayalam film ‘Lucifer’ is getting remade in Telugu with Chiranjeevi playing the lead role. Mohan Raja of ‘Thani Oruvan’ fame is directing the film, which has been tentatively titled as ‘Chiru 153’. Casting and other pre-production works are currently underway.
It is learnt that the makers have roped in Nayanthara to play the female lead’s role. She will be seen playing the character essayed by Manju Warrier in the original. Though there were names like Suhasini and Priya Mani doing the rounds initially, the makers felt that the character demanded an actor of the stature of Nayanthara. She has already given her nod and will soon be signing the dotted lines.
Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan had acquired the remake rights of ‘Lucifer’ right after its release. Since Mohan Rajan is known for successfully remaking several blockbuster films, expectations will be on the higher side. The Telugu version is expected to have a few changes from the original.