Samantha and Naga Chaitanya– the Akkineni couple, has been teamed up for an upcoming untitled movie, which will be helmed by Shiva Nirvana of Ninnu Kori fame. Recently Akkineni Nagarjuna, the father of Naga Chaitanya launched the movie. Now according to the latest update, the upcoming film starring Samantha and Naga Chaitanya has been titled as Majili. The sources close to Akkineni family has confirmed the news that the title Majili has been registered at Film Chamber of Commerce. Both Naga Chaitanya and Samantha were teamed up for the first time in ‘Ye Maya Chesave’ in 2010 and since then they have worked together for two more films.
Last seen together in Deva Katta’s 2014 Telugu social drama Autonagar Surya, Naga Chaitanya and Samantha will begin shoot for the project from next month. Shiva Nirvana, who rose to fame with Ninnu Kori last year, opens up about the project and how he brought together the Akkineni Couple for his film. He said, “After Ninnu Kori, I wanted to take a gap and do films in different genres. But I struck upon an exciting idea and Naga Chaitanya really liked it. I also suggested that it’d be nice to have Samantha Akkineni be part of this story and he asked me to go and pitch the story to her. Rangasthalam star Samantha got really excited after she heard it.” Shiva Nirvana also added that this will be a family drama where cricket will merely be used as a backdrop to connect the characters of Naga Chaitanya and Samantha.
Majili will be bankrolled by Sahu Garapati and Harish Peddi under the banner of Shine Screens. Naga Chaitanya has just wrapped up work on two projects Sailaja Reddy Alludu and Savyasachi, and waiting for their arrival. On the otherside, Samantha Akkineni, is waiting for the release of U Turn.