Several big stars including Akkineni Nagarjuna and Mammootty were approached to essay the lead role. Finally, Mammootty consented to essay the role of former Chief Minister late YS Rajasekhar Reddy upon hearing the narration given by the filmmaker. Mammootty will be seen essaying the role of YSR in Yatra and Anando Brahma fame Mahi V Raghav will be directing the movie. Yatra will be bankrolled by 70 MM Entertainments’ Vijay Chilla and Sashi Devreddy.
Posani Murali Krishna is playing YSR’s personal assistant Sureedu, whereas Baahubali fame Ashrita Vemuganti is on the board to play the role of YS Vijayamma. Mammootty will be starring in a straight Telugu film after 25 years, his last movie in Tollywood was Swathi Kiranam, directed by K Vishwanath in 1992.
On the otherside, Bhumika Chawla will be soon seen in Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s upcoming action and romantic entertainer , ‘Savyasaachi’ Where Bhumika Chawla played a cameo.
Bhumika Chawla is also busy in Bollywood, and will be seen in Khamoshi , which is in post production stage. On the otherside, Bhumika Chawla is playing an important role in Samantha Akkineni starrer U Turn remake, which is being made in Telugu and Tamil.