Nandamuri Balakrishna recently launched his 101st movie in the direction of Puri Jagannadh and it was announced that the movie would be released on 29th September.
So, one may think that there wouldn't be any competition between Megastar Chiranjeevi and Nandamuri Balakrishna during Sankranthi festival next year.
Both the senior stars competed with each other with their respective films "Khaidi No 150" and "Gautamiputra Satakarni" this Sankranthi. Chiranjeevi will also be releasing his next movie "Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy" on Jan 11th 2018.
The movie will be directed by Surender Reddy. The pre-production work has already begun. Chiranjeevi has another nine months of time to complete the shoot.
However, Balakrishna doesn't want to miss the pongal festival in 2018 either. He is planning to launch another movie in the coming months and it will be readied for Sankranthi 2018.
Buzz is that Balakrishna will be launching a film called "Jaya Simha" in the direction of K S Ravikumar shortly and it will be directly competing with Chiranjeevi's "Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy" in January 2018.
Balayya believes that his films would collect more money when they are released during Sankranthi. So, both Balayya and Chiru will be fighting out with each other with their films next year as well.