Megastar Chiranjeevi’s highly anticipated upcoming Telugu film, which is tentatively titled Kathilantodu, is expected to roll from the first week of June, a source said.

"While the shooting will start from the first week of June, Chiranjeevi will join much later. The makers will shoot the first schedule sans Chiranjeevi," a source from the film’s unit said.

The film is the official remake of Tamil blockbuster Kaththi, and it will be directed by VV Vinayak.

Anushka Shetty is most likely to play the leading lady.

"The makers have approached and she’s very excited. However, she already has three projects including Baahubali 2 in her kitty. Hence, she isn’t sure if she’ll be able to set aside dates for this project," the source said.

Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan is bankrolling this project under his own banner.

In the film, Chiranjeevi will be playing dual roles.