Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi has said his 150th film, tentatively titled Auto Johnny, will go on floor this August. The 59-year-old star, who on Saturday unveiled a statue of emperor ‘Sri Krishna Dev Raya’ at Railway Kodur, asked his fans to bless him ahead of the shooting of the upcoming movie, to be helmed by Puri Jagannadh.
The former minister in the UPA government urged people to extend the same “uninterrupted support” for the film, which they given him so far. The film will mark his return to the big screen after a gap of seven years. He was last seen in a cameo role in 2009 film “Magadheera”, which starred his actor son Ram Charan.
Chiranjeevi made his acting debut in 1978 with the film Punadhirallu. In a career spanning 35 years, Chiranjeevi delivered superhits like Shubhalekha, Gharana Mogudu, Rudraveena, Indra and Vijetha.
He was honoured with Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award, for his contributions to Indian cinema, in 2006. He was the guest of honor at the 59th Academy Awards, held in 1987. In 1988, he acted and co-produced Rudraveena, which won the National Film Award for best feature film on National Integration.