Upendra is back with ‘Srimathi’

The actor will co-star with wife Priyanka and Celina Jaitley

Megastar Upendra, who had taken a six-month sabbatical after the success of his directorial venture Super late last year, is back with his next release Srimathi. A remake of the 2004 Bollywood hit Aitraaz starring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, Srimathi will be one of three releases that the actor has slated for 2011.

Srimathi stars Upendra alongside his wife Priyanka and Celina Jaitley. Directed by Sampath, the remake also features Sayaji Shinde, Prem Chopra, and Rekha Rani in the cast. The music for the film is composed by Gantadi Krishna.  Commenting on his role, the actor said: “I may look different in the film. It is not an entirely soft role but had a lot of scope for performance. Priyanka and Celina have both done very well. The film has a big canvas and has been shot very well. It will be a pleasing watch for youngsters and family audiences alike.”