The Telugu remake of Ayyappanum Koshiyum, which features Pawan Kalyan and Rana Daggubati in the lead roles, has commenced its principal photography in Hyderabad on Monday. Tentatively titled Billa Ranga, the film is being directed by Saagar Chandra.
"The combination scenes of Pawan Kalyan and Rana were being shot in a specially erected lodge set in Aluminum factory, Gachibowli. The shoot would go on for 25 days and a major portion of the film would be shot in this schedule," shares a source, adding, "The makers are planning to release the film in August."
Ayyappanum Koshiyum revolves around the battle of egos between a police officer named Ayyappan Nair, played by Biju Menon, and an ex-Havildar named Koshy Kurien, essayed by Prithviraj Sukumaran. While Pawan Kalyan will be seen in Biju Menon's role, Rana will reprise Prithviraj's character.
The Telugu remake also features Sai Pallavi and Aishwarya Rajesh as leading ladies. Produced under Sitara Entertainments, Billa Ranga has music by SS Thaman.