RX100 Director Ajay Bhupathi, after a lot of trouble, managed to convince Sharwanand to star in his Maha Samudram. Suryadevara Naga Vamsi will bankroll this emotional drama on the Sithara Entertainments banner. The film will go on floors after Sharwanand completes his Sreekaram. Earlier, the makers have planned to cast Samantha opposite Sharwanand, but they dropped the idea after Jaanu failed.
Sources say that Ajay Bhupathi approached Bollywood Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, and the actress gave her nod recently. There is one more lead role in the film, and the actor for it is yet to be picked. Maha Samudram will start rolling in April and will release at the end of this year. Chaitan Bharadwaj will compose the music. He previously scored chartbuster music for RX100.