Stunning and talented actress Niharika Konidela is reportedly playing the role of a freedom fighter in mega movie Sye Raa.
It has been reported that Niharika has a key role in Sye Raa, starring Chiranjeevi, as freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. The film is produced by actor Ram Charan under his home banner, Konidela Production Company.
Niharika is reportedly playing a woman who joins Narasimha Reddy in his fight against the British. Reports indicate that she does so after her husband is killed the day after their marriage. The project will be her second with Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi. They previously shared screen space for Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren.
Sye Raa boasts an eclectic ensemble of actors and technicians with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Vijay Sethupathi, Sudeep, Nayanthara, Tamannaah Bhatia and music composer Amit Trivedi coming together.
Writers of the film – The Paruchuri Brothers, have discussed the story of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy with the Konidelas for over a decade.
The film is made at a whopping budget of Rs 150 Crores, the film is expected to release on August 15 next year. The makers want to release it on India’s Independence day as the film explores the life of a man who gave his life for freedom from colonial rule.
Niharika started off as a television host before producing a well-recieved web series called Muddapapu Avakai through her Pink Elephant Pictures. She went on to make her big screen debut with Oka Manasu opposite Naga Shaurya. She also starred in Happy Wedding featuring Sumanth Ashwin as the male lead.