Gautamiputra Satakarni is a historical drama inspired by the real life story of 2nd century ruler Gautamiputra Satakarni. The film is directed by Kanche fame Krish and marks the prestigious 100 film mark for Balakrishna. The film stars Shriya Saran as Balakrishna’s Queen consort and Hemamalini as Raj Mata. The film is expected to release for Sankranthi 2017. With Chiranjeevi’s 150th film Khaidhi No 150 also releasing for Sankranthi 2017, Balakrishna is urging Krish to complete the filming soon and move to the extensive VFX and post production needed for the film, so that there is no delay in release. This has added pressure on Krish who is already handling the huge budget of Gautamiputra Satakarni and an experienced actor like Balakrishna.
The film’s crew meanwhile is planning another schedule in Georgia. The team had previously filmed war sequences in Georgia. Apparently some portions are not up to the mark and needs reshooting. The crew recently completed a schedule in Madhya Pradesh.