Sai Dharam Tej’s ‘Winner’ to release on February 24

Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor Sai Dharam Tej’s forthcoming Telugu action-drama “Winner”, which also stars Rakul Preet Singh, will hit the screens worldwide on February 24, the makers have announced.

On Friday, the film was cleared by Central Board of Film Certification with U/A, and without cuts.

Directed by Gopichand Malineni, the film also stars Thakur Anoop Singh, Jagapathi Babu, Mukesh Rishi and Ali among others.

Talking about the film, Malineni told IANS: “While it’s a largely commercial film, it is packaged in such a way that it will appeal to everybody. The action in the film will be much talked about.”

The film features an awe-inspiring climactic action sequence shot in Istanbul.

“It’s a nail-biting horse racing sequence, featuring Sai Dharam Tej and the film’s antagonist Thakur Anoop Singh. The whole action episode was shot under the supervision of Bulgarian stunt director Kaloian Vodenicharov, who had worked in films such as ‘Baahubali’ and ‘War Z’,” he said.

The film, which has music by Thaman, is jointly produced by Nallamalupu Bujji and Tagore Madhu.