Kannada actor Upendra became familiar to Telugu audience with his Deva Raj role in S/O Satyamurty. Though it was his first straight film in Telugu, he was known for his dubbed films like A, Upendra, Super etc. After S/O Satyamurthy, Upendra got many offers in Tollywood but he didn’t sign any project as he is very selective in choosing the scripts. But, recently he was approached for a crucial role in Varun Tej’s next movie.
Diving into the details, after the success of GaddhalaKonda Ganesh Varun Tej, announced his next project in a boxing backdrop, which was tentatively titled as Boxer. This movie went on sets from February in Visakhapatnam and its first schedule was wrapped before the lockdown. However currently, the shooting is halted due to the pandemic situation and meanwhile news about Varun Tej’s father role is surfing on the internet. When Upendra was offered a role in Boxer, he liked the plot and his characterization too. So, he has given a green signal to act as a father to Varun in Boxer. The inside news is that father-son scenes are written well and will show the close bonding between them. Nadiya to play the mother’s role of Varun and hence will be seen as a female lead next to Upendra.
Dabbang 3 fame Saiee Manjrekar is roped in as a female lead and Suneel Shetty as an antagonist. Boxer is being helmed by a debutant director Kiran Korrapati, produced by Allu Venkatesh and Sundeep Mudda while S.S.Thaman is composing music. The moviemakers are planning to resume the shoot with Delhi or Hyderabad schedule from the mid-September.