Varun Tej, Venkatesh team up for Supreme director Anil Ravipudi’s next film F2; shoot to begin in July

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Mar 25, 2018 15:59:33 IST

It’s the season of multi-starrers in the Telugu film industry. After SS Rajamouli’s yet-untitled project with Jr NTR and Ram Charan and the Nani-Nagarjuna film with director Sriram Aditya; we have actors Varun Tej and Venkatesh teaming up for a project tiled F2 with the tagline, "Fun and Frustration." Officially announced on Sunday, the project will be directed by Anil Ravipudi and produced by Dil Raju, and the duo is joining hands for the third time after delivering two blockbusters in the form of Supreme and Raja The Great. The makers also unveiled the title poster logo on the occasion of announcement of the project.

F2 title poster. Image via Twitter/VarunTej

F2 title poster. Image via Twitter/VarunTej

On signing the project, Varun took to twitter and wrote: “This is something I’ve been really excited for. Teaming up for a super fun film with Venkatesh, Anil Ravipudi and Dil Raju.” Through our reliable sources, Firstpost exclusively learnt that the project will start rolling from July. “The plan is to release the film this year-end. Varun will commence work on his space film from April. Since it’s a very big project, it’ll take nearly three months. Venkatesh, on the other hand, is on the verge of wrapping up his next project with Teja. If everything goes as planned, the team hopes to commence shooting from July,” a source said. With six back-to-back blockbusters in his kitty in 2017, this will be the third outing this year for producer Dil Raju, who is also bankrolling Ram Pothineni starrer Hello Guru Prema Kosame and Mahesh Babu’s yet-untitled 25th film with director Vamsi Paidipally.

Varun, last seen playing a mature lover in Tholiprema, gears up to commence shooting for the role of an astronaut in his next science-fiction film with The Ghazi Attack director Sankalp Reddy.  Varun and Sankalp will soon head to Kazakhstan for month-long training in zero gravity conditions. The team is eyeing Christmas release. Most of the shooting will happen outside India. Initially, the makers planned to shoot in the US, but now they’ve decided to shoot in Georgia where special sets and rigs are being built. They also plan to rope in stuntmen from Hollywood.

Venkatesh is rumoured to be playing a teacher in Teja’s action-thriller which is tentatively titled Aata Nade Veta Nade. Teja will commence work on NTR biopic – featuring Nandamuri Balakrishna in the titular role — upon the completion of this project which is gearing up for summer release.

Updated Date: Mar 25, 2018 15:59:33 IST