"They eventually went ahead with Janhvi."
Janhvi Kapoor is set to make her big Telugu debut opposite Jr NTR in an upcoming yet-untitled project.
The film will be directed by Koratala Siva.
Jr NTR is reuniting with Koratala Siva for NTR 30 after Janatha Garage which was released in 2016.
The project is expected to be officially launched later this month and will go on the floors next month.
A source from the film’s unit has confirmed that the makers recently signed Janhvi Kapoor for a key role in the film.
The Milli actor will soon join the team for a photo shoot with Jr NTR.
The source said: “It is true that Janhvi has been signed.
“The makers did have a few options in mind but they eventually went ahead with Janhvi.
“In a couple of weeks, the team is planning to do a photoshoot with the lead pair.
“The project will go on the floors next month.
“Apart from Jr. NTR and Janhvi Kapoor, a big star-cast will come on board the film from across industries making it a proper Pan India affair.”
Since the announcement of the project, fans have been demanding updates on the film on social media platforms.
Recently, Jr NTR requested fans not to keep asking for updates all the time as it puts a lot of pressure on them.
Speaking at the pre-release event of his brother Kalyan Ram’s film Amigos, NTR requested his fans to not keep asking for updates.
He said: “Sometimes when we’re working on a film, there isn’t much information to share.
“We can’t keep sharing updates on a daily or hourly basis.
“As much as I understand your excitement and the urge, sometimes all of this puts a lot of pressure on the producer and the filmmaker.
“Due to the pressure, sometimes we end up sharing an update which doesn’t have much value which upsets the fans even more.”
NTR added that a lot of actors face a similar kind of pressure, which is not healthy.
“If there’s an update, we will share it with the fans first even before we share it with our wife at home.
“This is only because we understand how important you are all.
“Only if there’s an update worth sharing, we will share it first with you all.”
NTR recently returned from the Oscar campaign for RRR.
He joined director SS Rajamouli and co-star Ram Charan in the campaign which lasted in the United States for a few weeks.