Last year, director Mahi V Raghav came up with Yatra, a biopic on former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Rajashekar Reddy (YSR). The film, which is based on his iconic padayatra (walkathon), had Malayalam superstar Mammootty essaying YSR’s role. The biopic went on to be an average grosser in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as well.
In the recently-concluded Lok Sabha election, his son YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, president of YSRCP, registered a landslide victory. As he is all set to be sworn in as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh today (May 30), news about a possible biopic on YS Jagan’s life has been making the rounds.
Going by the latest reports, Mahi V Raghav felt that this would be the best time to work on YS Jagan’s biopic and his massive victory over ex-CM N Chandrababu Naidu. Yatra’s sequel will concentrate on Jagan’s padayatra which brought him to power.
A source told Deccan Chronicle, “Director Mahi is on the verge of finalising the core team for the groundwork on the project, after which he will commence the script work.”
It is also reported that Tamil actor Suriya, who is awaiting the release of NGK, is being considered to reprise YS Jagan in the biopic. “Mahi feels Suriya is a superstar and is young, he is the ideal protagonist. Moreover, Suriya’s proximity to Jagan will only justify the casting,” the source added.
An official announcement regarding YS Jagan’s biopic is yet to be made.