Vastavam web: Jagapathi Babu is playing YS Raja Reddy, the father of YS Rajasekhar Reddy in the upcoming film Yatra. Yesterday the makers have released the first look poster of Jagapathi Babu as YS Raja Reddy. Yatra is all about Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from 2004 to 2009. The film is written and directed by Mahi V Raghav. Malayalam Star Mammootty is playing the titular role and will make his screen presence as YSR. Sudheer Babu is playing YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
The sources close to film unit reveal that When Mahi V Raghav approached Jagapathi Babu to play the role of Raja Reddy, the father of YSR and gave the actor a narration, the latter liked it. After his powerful portrayal in the recently released Rangasthalam, the directorial venture of Sukumar, got a thunderous applause, the director thought Jagapathi Babu fits the part best.”
Yatra is based on YSR Reddy’s famous 1,500-km walkathon, which happened in 2003. The rally was a watershed moment in the politics of undivided Andhra Pradesh, is being bankrolled by Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devireddy.