Did you know Samantha flatly rejected Jaanu when he first approached

After playing the right chord with a couple of relaxing songs and a touching teaser, the creators of Jaanu Recently the theatrical advance of the film was presented and the 2-minute clip instantly hit the bull's eye with the crispy chemistry between the main pair. Protagonist Samantha Akkineni and Sharwanand , this new Telugu version of the Kollywood blockbuster 96 is directed by the original director Prem Kumar and funded by prominent producer Dil Raju.

The pre-release event of Jaanu took place on January 1 in Hyderabad and it was a grand affair with fans thronging to the venue. Speaking amid the electrifying atmosphere, Samantha stated that she initially rejected the film when producer Dil Raju approached her to play the part.

“When Dil Raju approached me first, I flatly rejected the movie and said I couldn't do it. But, thank you Mr. Raju for asking me the second time. I could feel that we were creating magic every day on the sets and recreating a classic movie in Telugu. I feel like I should talk less before launch. But I'm sure I'll talk more about the movie after February 7.

While Sharwanand termed Samantha as a dangerous actress who can easily steal the scene with her impeccable acting abilities, Sam said “Thank you Sharwa for being my Ram. If there's any credit to my acting, it should go to Sharwa. It is because of him. We made a strong team. ”

From the promos, it’s quite evident that music director Govind Vasantha has stayed true to the genre by composing mesmerising tunes for Jaanu. While the cinematography is brilliantly handled by Mahendran Jayaraj N, the editing has been done by Praveen KL. The film is set for a release on February 7.

With a tight budget, the original version of 96 opened to a fabulous response from all sectors and enjoyed a glorious career at the ticket counters. Trisha and Vijay Sethupathi have been the protagonists.

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