Nandamuri Balakrishna was supposed to reunite with Simha and Legend director Boyapati Srinu for the third time immediately after wrapping up NTR biopic. However, the project was delayed due to several reasons. It was speculated that the regular shooting will commence in Summer this year. Surprisingly, NBK has announced his next film with Jai Simha director KS Ravi Kumar. This came as a huge shock to NBK – Boyapati combo fans.
Telugu360 exclusively learnt the reasons for the delay of this highly anticipated project. Balakrishna and Boyapati Srinu planned to do a political thriller and release it before elections. But, due to the delay in completing NTR biopic, Boyapati’s plan didn’t work. As elections are done and dusted, Balakrishna asked Boyapati to come up with a new script. The Vinaya Vidheya Rama director took his own time and came up another script and it needed Balakrishna to lose weight. It would take another two months for Balakrishna to transform into a new look.
Also, he promised to do a film for producer C. Kalyan after Paisa Vasool. So, he wanted to fulfill that commitment first before moving on to Boyapati’s film. KS Ravi Kumar recently narrated a strong commercial script and agreed to complete it in quick time. So, Balakrishna decided to go with Jai Simha director and put Boyapati Srinu’s film on hold.