Hyderabad: Southern actress Anjali has been finalised as actor Nandamuri Balakrishna's heroine in his 99th Telugu film "Dictator", which will be launched here on Friday.
"Anjali has been confirmed as the heroine. Director Sriwass felt she would make a great pair with Balakrishna," a source from the film's unit told IANS.
The regular shooting of the film, which will be produced by Eros International, will begin from June 12.
"The plan is to release the film during Dussehra. The film will be shot in Hyderabad, Delhi and Europe on a lavish budget of about Rs.40 crore," Sriwass had told IANS.
Initially, Nayantara was paired with Balakrishna, but for reasons unknown, she has been replaced by Anjali.
Sriwass, who has two back-to-back hits such as "Lakshyam" and "Loukyam", will be eyeing a hat trick.