Dileep to Play Sathya Sai Baba in Telugu Movie

It is official now: in the Telugu movie Baba Sathya Sai, Dileep plays the role of the spiritual guru. This actor now steps into the genre of playing characters from real life, after superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal received much accolades for playing BR Ambedkar and MGR in different movies. Renowned director Kodi Ramakrishnan has roped in Dileep to play the central role in his upcoming movie. This famous Telugu director can be relies upon to deliver a good movie. This movie is going to be a big-budget one and will relate the life and teachings of Baba to the audiences.

Baba Sathya Sai will hit the floors in a few months’ time and outdoor shooting will mostly be done in the Himalayas and Puttaparthi. The movie will be a bilingual one, available both in Tamil and Telugu. There are also plans to release a dubbed version in Malayalam, so as not to deprive Dileep’s home fans. This is his first work in a language other than Malayalam and he was only convinced to play the part after he saw some computerised images portraying him as Sathya Sai. He is reportedly being paid a salary of record amount for acting in the movie. Jayapradha and Sharathbabu will fulfil the roles of Baba’s parents in the film.

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