Since the actress was asking for nearly Rs 2.5 crore, they were also considering Anushka and Anjali.
But Anjali recently signed a film opposite Balakrishna, while Anushka is busy with her other projects. Also, she has put on weight for her film Size Zero, and will have to lose it before starting her next project.
Hence, the makers might agree to Nayanthara’s price and sign her on after all.
Chiranjeevi has so far starred in 149 films in his career.