Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara is a devotional movie, which is based on the life of iconic 9th century saint from Kerala, Adi Sankaracharya, who consolidated the doctrine of advaita vedanta. Renowned script writer JK Bharavi is directing the film and newcomer Kaushik is playing the title role in. The director, who has earlier penned script for Chiru's Sri Manjunatha, confirmed that casting Chiranjeevi for it.
JK Bharavi says that Adi Sankara is regarded as the reincarnation of Lord Siva. Chiranjeevi has impressed the viewers as Shiva in the film Sri Manjunatha. Hence, he thought Chiru would be apt to lend his voice for the introduction scene in the movie Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara. The director feels that his voice will set the perfect tone for the film.
However, the shooting of the film Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara is currently going on in Hyderabad and critically acclaimed director K Raghavendra Rao, who is known for his devotional films like Annamayya, Sri Ramadasu, Pandurangadu and Shirdi Sai, is helming Nagarjuna's special scenes. The makers are planning to launch the audio of the film on Shivaratri.