Casting Conundrum: Keerthy Suresh vs. Sai Pallavi for Naga Chaitanya’s Next Onscreen Partner

Chandoo Mondeti to Helm Upcoming Film Starring Naga Chaitanya, Co-Produced by Bunny Vas and Geetha Arts.

Keerthy Suresh and Sai Pallavi are the top contenders for Naga Chaitanya's upcoming film.
Keerthy Suresh and Sai Pallavi are the top contenders for Naga Chaitanya’s upcoming film.

Embarking on a new cinematic journey, Naga Chaitanya has officially begun his preparations for an upcoming film centered around the lives of fishermen. Marked as project #NC23, the film remains untitled for now. Chandoo Mondeti has taken the directorial helm, while Bunny Vaas is set to produce. This venture is set to be a grand production, boasting a substantial budget of INR 60 crore.

Despite Naga Chaitanya‘s recent films not striking gold at the box office, the project’s backers remain optimistic due to the expansive and inclusive nature of the narrative, which is poised to captivate audiences across India. Chandoo Mondeti’s past success with “Karthikeya 2” further bolsters expectations, given the film’s triumphant nationwide run.

The groundwork for casting is currently underway, with the search for the female lead underway. Trustworthy sources reveal that director Chandoo Mondeti holds a preference for Sai Pallavi, as her acting prowess aligns seamlessly with the demanding role. However, within the director’s team, there’s an inclination towards Keerthy Suresh, celebrated for her own exceptional acting acumen.

The team is intrigued by the notion of pairing Naga Chaitanya with Keerthy Suresh, considering their chemistry and the freshness it could bring, particularly as Sai Pallavi had previously collaborated with Naga Chaitanya in Sekhar Kammula’s “Love Story.” Both Sai Pallavi and Keerthy Suresh are under consideration, heightening the anticipation for the final selection.

The decision rests in the balance: will one of these two accomplished actresses emerge as the chosen one, or might the producers opt for a talent from Bollywood? As the project gains momentum, all eyes are on the unfolding developments.

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