As he celebrated his birthday on Monday, director Teja announced Chitram 1.1- sequel to his maiden directorial Chitram (2000). He will be introducing 45 news faces with the film, a musical love story. Speaking to us, he said, “It has a similar story to that of Chitram. RP Patnaik is scoring tunes right now and once he gives the six songs, I will proceed with the shoot. The film is set in Hyderabad and I will complete the shooting formalities in 40 days. The male face has been locked, while in another couple of days I will reveal the names of the leading ladies.”
The director was flooded with fancy offers from various territories after the announcement. “All the area-wise distributions rights have been sold. When I asked the distribution parties why they are acquiring it at the mere announcement, they said since it is Chitram 1.1 we are purchasing it. When I wanted to know what if the story is not good, they said I’m a master of the genre,” the director, clearly amused with the offers this early pointed out.
That leaves us with the question on the status of his proposed project Alamelu Manga Venkata Ramana with Gopichand. It was to go in front of the cameras this month. The director clarified that it is on but delayed. “For a long time we couldn’t get the right actress for the film. The film depends a lot on her performance and we tapped someone who even allotted dates from June. Once the paperwork regarding his participation is completed, an official announcement will be made,” he noted.