When Mahanati released and became a huge success, Megastar Chiranjeevi felicitated the team and the film's director Nag Ashwin. Chiru even expressed his desire to work in Nag Ashwin's movie and even the young director said that it would be a dream come true to direct Chiru.
Even Nag Ashwin's father-in-law and senior producer Ashwini Dutt told the media those days that his son-in-law was penning a sci-fi story with time machine concept for Chiru. If one remembers, it was Ashwini Dutt who had produced Chiranjeevi's iconic yesteryear socio-fantasy film Jagadekaveerudu Athiloka Sundari.
But it's been several months since Mahanati's release and there has been no official update regarding the project yet. Finally, Dutt again gave the much needed clarity about the status of the Chiru-Nag Ashwin project on the sidelines of his upcoming film Devadas' promotions.
"Nag Ashwin is still writing the script. Initially, when Nagi had narrated the idea long back, we had felt it would be apt for Chiranjeevi. But now I have no idea where the script is heading to. As much as we would like to, even Chiru must like the script and give his nod and then only we can take the project ahead," said the senior producer.