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Deva Katta considering Pawan Kalayn for 'Republic 2'

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 • Telugu Comments
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Deva Katta considering Pawan Kalayn for Republic 2

'Republic', which hit the screens on October 1, is going to be turned into a franchise. Director Deva Katta and Zee Studios are already engaged in the writing process. The 'Prasthanam' director has told IndiaGlitz that he is surely considering Pawan Kalyan for the second edition.

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"'Republic' has acquired cult status and it would be great if is made into a franchise. The second part is going to be something related to the system or politics. We are mooting a couple of ideas. An engaging story has to be built around systemic change. The protagonist has to be either a politician, a bureaucrat, or a judicial member," the 'Vennela' maker said.

He added, "I am thinking of casting Pawan Kalyan garu as the leading man. I might approach him. Everything is possible now. I am open."

Katta didn't approach the 'Bheemla Nayak' star for the first part, as he was scared that he might not be able to handle such a mass star. "When Sai Dharam Tej listened to the story, he felt that it suits Kalyan garu more. But I was not confident enough. I must be able to satisfy his fan base. I didn't want any changes to be made and spoil the soul of the story. If the story is exciting, 'Republic 2' might happen with him," Katta said.

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