Gopikrishna Movies Pvt Ltd, the production house that presented super hit films like 'Krishna Veni', 'Bhakta Kannappa', 'Amara Deepam', 'Manavuri Pandavulu', 'Bobbili Brahmanna' and 'Thandra Paparayudu'; is resuming its production after a long gap with the new film 'Billa'. Senior star Krishnam Raju and Prabhas are in the lead roles with Anushka playing the heroine. The film 'Billa' is made in the direction of Meher Ramesh and is produced by Prabhod and Narendra together.
The shooting of this film began on 9th on the eve of Vijaya Dasami, in their office. UV Satyanarayana Raju performed the pooja for the formal launch. The first shot was taken on the pictures of deities, while Dr Mohan Babu sounded the clap-board and daughters of Krishnam Raju -Sai Praseeda, Sai Prakeerthi and Sai Pradeepthi switched on the camera jointly.
On this occasion popular director SS Rajamouli handed the script to Meher Ramesh, the director of 'Billa'.
Prominent persons from Tollywood like K.Raghavendra Rao, Vadde Ramesh, C.Ashwini Dutt, Bhogavalli Prasad, JayaKrishna, JayaSudha, Chalapathi Rao, 'Dil' Raju, Chadalawada brothers Bhagavan & Pulla Rao and others participated in the event.
Speaking to the audience director Meher Ramesh, "Gopikrishna Movies is well known as a production house that never compromises on the story or the production costs. I am lucky to get an opportunity to work for this production house. The super hit Tamil film 'Billa' is the base for this film titled the same as 'Billa'. Prabhas is paired with Anushka and Namitha and KrishnamRaju is paired up with JayaSudha in another set of lead roles. The regular shooting will commence from the third week of October. It will be done in the locales of Malaysia, Bangkok, Dubai and Vizag. We are introducing Tamil cinematographer Soundarya Rajan to Telugu cinema through this film."
Producers said the film will be made on high standards, having foreign technicians working in it to bring the stylish look for the flick.
The main cast of the film includes Krishnam Raju, Prabhas, Anushka, Namitha, Rehman and others. Writers are Thota Prasad, Mohan Deekshit and Kannan.
Music will be composed by ManiSharma, Camera work will be handled by Soundarya Rajan.
Art by AS Prakash; Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh; Dance sequences are being choreographed by RajuSundaram, Prem Rakshith, Brunda and Kalyan; Makeup by Srikanth.
The film is presented by Krishnam Raju, Produced by Prabhod and Narendra. Dialogues, Screenplay and direction are done by Meher Ramesh.