The shoot of Yatra – the biopic on former Chief Minister of united Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR), has been started from last week. Mollywood superstar Mammootty is on the board to reprise the role of YSR in Yatra. According to the latest update, Young Rebel Star Prabhas is going to extend his support for Yatra. The sources say that Prabhas, who is very close to Yatra’s producers Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devireddy, has promised that he will give his full support to this upcoming project Yatra. It is expected that Prabhas will take part in the promotional activities of YSR biopic before the release.
Suhasini Maniratnam is essaying the role of Sabitha Indra Reddy and Posani Murali Krishna will be seen as YSR’s personal assistant Sureedu whereas Baahubali fame Ashrita Vemuganti will play the role of YS Vijayamma. The makers are planning to wrap the entire shoot of Yatra in a single schedule.
Yatra is being helmed by Mahi V Raghav and being produced under 70mm Entertainments banner. Recently Mammootty shared the first look poster of Yatra on his Instagram, that grabbed several eyeballs. Recently during the media interaction, Mahi V Raghav said, “I grew up watching his (Mammootty) movies. Keeping that aside, in the context of YSR, YSR was perceived to be a strong and courageous leader. To portray his character, we needed someone who can get in that aura of a leader who we can look up to. So we brought Mammootty on the board to play the role of YSR in Yatra.”
Meanwhile Prabhas is busy in his upcoming action and romantic entertainer Saaho, which is progressing in the direction of Sujeeth Reddy and bankrolled by UV Creations. Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor is playing the love interest of Prabhas in this film, will be released in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.