Manisha Raj was the original choice to play lead actress in debut flick of mega hero Vaishnav Tej, Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s nephew and Supreme hero Sai Dharam Tej’s younger brother. However, she walked out of the project, owing to some reasons. Commencement of regular shoot of the film titled Uppena got postponed with Manisha Raj opting out it.
Now, Mangalore beauty Krithi Shetty who starred in several Tamil films is confirmed to play Vaishnav Tej’s love interest. Krithi actually made her film debut with a Kannada film Sarigama. But, she became busy in Tamil. Now, she is making her Telugu debut opposite Vaishnav Tej.
Star director Sukumar’s protégé Buchi Babu Sana is making directorial debut with Uppena being made under Mythri Movie Makers banner. Sukumar is acting as presenter for the film, besides penning story.
Devi Sri Prasad will score music for the film which will start rolling from 25th of this month.