Movie title : Merupu
Release Date : 2011
Cast: Ram Charan Tej (as football player, male lead), Shazahn Padamsee (as female lead)
Presenter : R B Choudary
Direction : Dharani
Producer : N V Prasad, Paras Jain
Banner : Mega Super Good Films
- Ram Charan underwent training from an Australian football coach for the movie. Earlier Nana Patekar and King Arjun were consider for the role of the coach.
- Sources in December 2010 said Ileana may replace Kaajal in the movie
- Ram Charan Tej took a break for shooting the movie so as to complete Orange first.
- The movie was launched on April 30 / May 3, 2010 at Rama Naidu Studios
- Shazahn Padamsee agreed to be female lead after Kajal Aggarwal who initially accepted to act in the movie walked away citing clash with dates of other movies. Even Ileana D'Cruz and Samanth rejected offers citing the same reason.
- Reports say the movie is re-scripted so as to take extra care in not making the movie a flop like Orange.
- Industry sources say the movie project is likely to be scrapped because of huge budgets involved. Film Director Dharani has demanded a Rs. 40 crore budget which has stunned Ram Charan.
- About Rs. 3 crores is spent towards filming the movie during the first schedule. Reports say that Chiranjeevi has asked Dharani to reduce the budget but the Director is reluctant. With this, it is likely that the Director will be replaced.