Hyderabad: Actor Vijay Sethupathi is reportedly in talks to play the villain in Varun Tej’s upcoming film ‘Boxer’. However, it is unclear whether he has signed the project and the filmmakers are yet to make an official announcement. If he joins the cast of ‘Boxer, then this will be Sethupathi’s fourth Telugu movie.

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Sethupathi is one of the most celebrated actors in Kollywood who enjoys a loyal fan following across the world. The actor who stuck to Tamil for nearly seven years recently stepped into Tollywood with a brief role in Megastar Chiranjeevi’s ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’. In the film, he essayed the role of Raja Paandi, an ally of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. Post the success of ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’, he was flooded with offers from several directors.

Directed by Kiran Korrapati, Boxer is jointly produced by Allu Venkatesh and Siddhu Mudda. Varun Tej has been hitting the gym quite regularly to get in shape to play the role of a boxer. Further, he took professional training in the sport to play his part with conviction.

Earlier, it was reported that Sethupathi has been finalised as the villain in Allu Arjun’s upcoming film with director Sukumar. Reportedly, the Tamil actor had demanded a huge sum of Rs 1.5 crore. This is considered a big sum for an actor who is only a few films old in Telugu.
Meanwhile, the actor is already shooting for his second Telugu film, ‘Uppena’. Directed by Buchi Babu Sana, the film marks the debut of Chiranjeevi’s nephew Panja Vaisshnav Tej. The film, which is produced by Mythri Movie Makers and Sukumar Writings, will release on April 2, 2020.

Pranita Jonnalagedda

A features journalist who started writing because of her love for newspapers, Pranita Jonnalagedda is now exploring the digital space where she writes extensively on Telugu cinema. After fulfilling a childhood dream of working in the newspapers with brief stints in The Times of India and The Deccan Chronicle, Pranita is now a freelancing journalist who has contributed to several leading news portals like Film Companion, The News Minute, DNA, Telugu 360 and The Hans India among several others. Exploring her joint love for films and writing, she covers cinema in a holistic style and covers all the related trends, news, and fashion developments. An alumnus of Osmania University College of Arts and Social Sciences from where she pursued her Post Graduation in Mass Communication and Journalism, she is travel blogging when she isn't writing.

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