Chiranjeevi is doing the Telugu remake of Lage Raho Munnabhai in Telugu as Shankar Dada Zindabad. Gemini Film Circuit that produced Shankar Dada MBBS is also producing this venture in the direction of Prabhudeva. Muhurat of this film was held at a function in Annapurna studios, Hyderabad.
Speaking on the occasion writer Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao said, “This is the season of sequels. Lage Raho Munnabhai is an out and out class film. We added mass elements in Telugu version without disturbing the mood of the film. The combination scenes of Chiranjeevi and Srikanth will be more in this film compared to the first part. Telugu proverbs literally translated in English were huge success in Shankar Dada MBBS, we will continue that stream by adding much more punch to it.”
Paruchuri Gopala Krishna said, “People think that Gandhiji is a class leader. But he is the one who attracted the entire nation with his principles and got independence to India. I think there is no other big mass leader than Gandhiji. The story of the film is sensible, that is the reason why Prabhudeva is directing this film. We added more entertainment to the original script.”
We added mass elements, fight sequences, my kind of dances and entertainment - Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi said, “I am very happy to work again with GFC banner. I am sure Prabhudeva can give excellent treatment to this script with his sensitivity and poetic orientation. LRMB film did not have mass elements, fight sequences, my kind of dances and entertainment. Since Prabhudeva is a sensible director, he can add all these elements without tampering with the basic theme of Gandhism. I have good rapport with Prabhudeva. It is a tailor-made character for me. The Gandhigiri in the film is going to make a lot of difference to the script. This film will strengthen my image by providing both entertainment as well as social message. Pawan Kalyan did a few seconds of appearance in ‘Naa Pere Kanchanamala’ song of Shankar Dada MBBS. He will also do a special appearance in this film too. He could act in the special role done by Abhishek Bachchan in LRMB.”
Music director Devi Sri Prasad said, “This is my 3rd film with Chiranjeevi, Prabhudeva and GFC. Since Chiranjeevi and Prabhudeva are working for this film, it demands great music and I am very confident of delivering goods.”