NTR 28: Composer Anirudh Ravichander out of the film; SS Thaman most likely to replace as music director

The yet-untitled project of Jr. NTR and filmmaker Trivikram was officially launched with a customary ceremony last October.

Pawan Kalyan, who was then shooting for Trivikram’s Agnyaathavaasi, had presided over as the chief guest of the event. NTR’s wife Lakshmi Pranathi and son Abhay Ram also attended the launch puja.

Anirudh Ravichander. Image from Facebook.

The project marked the second time collaboration of Trivikram and composer Anirudh Ravichander, whose music in Agnyaathavaasi was one of the major highlights of the film. Anirudh had said he was really happy to be collaborating with Trivikram after PSPK 25.

The latest update is that Anirudh is out of the project. It’s yet unknown if he voluntarily opted out or was made to leave by the makers.

“It’s true that Anirudh is no longer part of the project. The exact reason still remains a mystery. The makers are in talks with Thaman and if everything works out as planned, he’s most likely to be brought on board as replacement,” a source from the film’s unit told Firstpost.

If signed on, this project will mark Thaman’s maiden collaboration with Trivikram. However, Thaman has worked with NTR in films such as Brindavanam, Baadshah and Rabhasa. The regular shooting of NTR 28 will commence from March, the makers announced last week. The rest of the cast and crew are in the process of being finalised. The project will be bankrolled by Haarika and Hassine Creations on a lavish budget.

Meanwhile, Anirudh is believed to have been roped in to compose music for Ajith’s Viswasam. While recent reports suggest that D. Imman has been signed, the makers are yet to make an official announcement. Viswasam, which also stars Nayanthara, marks the fourth time collaboration of Ajith and director Siva. The project is expected to go on the floors very soon.

Published Date: Feb 14, 2018 12:34 PM | Updated Date: Feb 14, 2018 12:34 PM