Ram Charan teamed up with Tamil filmmaker Shankar on a major Pan Indian film, a political drama with him in a double role, following SS Rajamouli. It is being produced by Dil Raju and will be released in India on Sankranti 2023. Dil Raju has sealed a big contract with Zee Studios on RC 15.
“It’s a Rs. 350 crore deal that they have signed for this mega-budget political drama. While exact details have been kept under wraps, we believe the studio has acquired the Hindi rights of the film – right from satellite, digital to theatrical, alongside all language distribution rights globally. The satellite and digital rights of other languages will be sold locally by the producer,” a source shared with Bollywood Hungama.
The film’s second schedule began recently, and RC 15 is projected to be completed by June 2022, with a 6-month post-production timetable following. Kiara Advani plays the female lead in the film. Shankar will move on to the much-anticipated Ranveer Singh behemoth, which is an official remake of his own movie Anniyan, after finishing RC 15 and Indian 2. It’s a reworked version of the Tamil blockbuster, according to reports, and writing development is now underway.
The film starring Ram Charan is set to be one of the most anticipated films of the year, and one expects the director to knock it out of the park, as he returns to the drama genre after a long hiatus. His most recent films, notably the Rs. 500-crore blockbuster 2.0 starring Rajinikanth, have relied heavily on visual effects.