Originally shot in Telugu, 'Devara' emerges as one of the highly-anticipated Pan-Indian films of the year. With tiger actor Jr NTR and Bollywood icons Saif Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor making their Tollywood debut, directed by Koratala Siva, the film is set to release in two parts, with the first part initially scheduled for April 5th.
As anticipation builds for 'Devara', recent reports and updates about the film have stirred the interest of fans and cinephiles alike. Speculations have emerged regarding Jr NTR potentially portraying a double role, a significant increase in Janhvi Kapoor's remuneration, and the addition of Marathi actress Shruti Marathe to the cast.
Jr NTR to Play Double Role? Leaked Plot
Jr NTR, following his remarkable performance in SS Rajamouli's 'RRR', has garnered widespread acclaim and fervent anticipation for his role in 'Devara'. Reports circulating suggest that he may take on a dual role in the film, portraying both a father and son. According to OTTPlay, Tarak's character will be showcased in two distinct phases across the two parts of the movie. This revelation has only heightened excitement among fans eager to witness Jr NTR's versatility on-screen once again.
Janhvi Kapoor's Increase in Remuneration!
Despite 'Devara' yet to grace the screens, Janhvi Kapoor's career trajectory seems to be soaring. The actress has reportedly secured another Telugu project alongside superstar Ram Charan in 'RC16'. Shockingly, Kapoor's remuneration for 'Devara' has seen a significant surge, reportedly escalating from Rs 5 crore to a staggering Rs 10 crore, surpassing the pay scales of other prominent Telugu actresses. This notable increase underscores Kapoor's rising stature in the industry and her growing demand among filmmakers.
THIS Marathi Actress to Feature as Second Female Lead?
Adding to the intrigue surrounding 'Devara', reports suggest that Marathi actress Shruti Marathe is set to make her Telugu debut in the film. Portraying the romantic interest of one of Jr NTR's characters, Marathe's inclusion further diversifies the film's ensemble cast. This casting choice not only introduces Marathe to a wider audience but also signifies the film's commitment to showcasing talent from across regions.
The production of 'Devara' faced delays due to unforeseen circumstances, including Saif Ali Khan's recent injury. Khan, essaying the role of the antagonist, is expected to resume shooting shortly. Meanwhile, music maestro Anirudh Ravichander is set to compose the film's tunes, adding to the anticipation surrounding its release. Produced by NTR Arts and Yuvasudha Arts, the film's new release date is yet to be announced.
'Devara' promises to delve into a broad spectrum of themes, offering audiences a compelling cinematic experience across its two-part release. Additionally, reports indicate that streaming giant Netflix has acquired the OTT rights to 'Devara', marking a significant milestone for the film's distribution and accessibility.
As fans eagerly await Jr NTR's return to the big screen, 'Devara' continues to generate buzz and anticipation with its star-studded cast, intriguing plot twists, and thematic depth. With production in full swing and updates pouring in, the film is poised to captivate audiences and make a significant impact upon its release.