Telugu Superstar Nani’s Lavish Costume Drama 'Shyam Singha Roy' Struck By Covid-19; Shoot Comes To Grinding Halt After Crew Tests Positive - EXCLUSIVE

Covid pandemic has played havoc with the shooting of Telugu cinema's most expensive film, Shyam Singha Roy starring Nani.

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Telugu Superstar Nani’s Lavish Costume Drama 'Shyam Singha Roy' Struck By Covid-19; Shoot Comes To Grinding Halt After Crew Tests Positive - EXCLUSIVE
Telugu superstar Nani whose earlier hits include SS Rajamouli Eega, Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu, Gentlemen, Majnu, Devdasa, Gang Leader and Jersey (now being made in Hindi with Shahid Kapoor) is now producing and starring in Shyam Singha Roy. Said to be the most expensive Telugu film since Rajamouli’s Baahubali  Shyam Singha Roy apparently has Nani as a Bengali freedom  fighter, and is being made on a scale to rival Baahubali.

However the Covid pandemic has played havoc with  the film’s shooting.

Directed by Rahul Sankriyan, who earlier directed Vijay Deverekonda in the supernatural comedy Taxiwaala,  Shyam Singha Roy was to go on the floors in April 2020. But after Covid struck civilization, shooting was postponed until the lockdown was lifted. The  original producer Naga Vamsi backed out of the project as  financially unfeasible after the  pandemic. Nani decided to produce the film.

The shooting which involved artistes from Kolkata was halted this month.

A source  informs, “Nani and his  director were allowed to go on shooting even after all shootings were halted in Andhra because it involved artistes from Bengal and the shooting was being done on an expensive set involving  dozens of junior artistes. But now some artistes have been detected as Covid Positive and the shooting has come to a grinding halt. Which means the entire schedule  would have to be revived, the expensive  set built again, just for a few days’ shooting whenever possible.”

The Covid crisis claims one more victim.

Image source: Instagram/nameisnani
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