Sankranthi 2017 becomes a three way boxoffice war now. Megastar Chiranjeevi, Nandamuri Balakrishna and the lad Sharwanand are the left contenders in the game. As per our sources, Akkineni Nagarjuna has went out of Sankranthi race. In fact, his next outing Om Namo Venkateshaya wouldn’t release in entire January. The film has been shifted to February 9th now.
As of now, Khaidi No.150, Gautamiputra Satakarni and Shatamanam Bhavathi are the three releases targeting the festive season. Mostly, no new film would get added in the race unless and until Venkatesh’s Guru gets delayed from December.
On the other hand, reason behind February release for Om Namo Venkateshaya is obvious. It would not be possible to finish the film on time for Sankranthi. Instead of rushing into things, a slow and steady work obtains good output. That’s why, Nagarjuna and director Raghavendra Rao has backed out of January release.