Popular Tollywood producer Allu Aravind of the prestigious Geetha Arts recently made a striking revelation at Annapoorna Studios, Hyderabad during the movie launch of his latest film, directed by Sukumar with Naga Chaitanya and Tamannaah in the lead.
He said that South India’s hot and happening girl Tamannaah was the first choice for his recent blockbuster Magadheera, starring Ram Charan Teja in the lead.
Speaking at the movie launch, Allu Arvind said: “I heard the subject two and half years ago. Whatever subject Sukumar prepares, he would first narrate it to me. So, I heard it even before his Arya. Sukumar narrated the story to Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya and both of them liked it. I saw
Happy Days and booked Tamanna’s dates for Geeta Arts long back. Actually, we thought of Tamannaah as heroine for Magadheera, but it didn’t materialize for her.” The role later went to Kajal Aggarwal.
Tamannaah, who was also present, said: “After a gap of one year, I am doing this straight film in Telugu. Mine is a performance-oriented role.”
Sukumar said: “This subject is not tailor-made for any hero. But I did Arya 2 keeping Allu Arjun in mind. The performance of Naga Chaitanya in Yemaya Chesave was superb, and this prompted us to rope him in this romantic action film.” Devi Sri Prasad will handle music. Cinematography is by Prasad and screenplay by Hari Prasad.