Telugu audience, especially Akkineni fans are eager for the release of ‘Raju Gar Gadhi 2’ as the film stars now-officially Mama-Kodalu pair, Nagarjuna Akkineni and Samantha.

The duo have earlier shared screen space in ‘Manam’ but RGG2 is the first release after Sam became the daughter-in-law of Nag. People must thank senior hero Venkatesh for the materialization of the mam-kodalu combo, which is arguably the biggest USP of the horror comedy.

The director of ‘Raju Gari Gadhi 2’, Ohmkar has in a recent interview divulged that he had first approached Venkatesh to essay the character of ‘Mentalist’ in the film. “He was busy with ‘Guru’ and another film at that time so Venky sir asked me to go ahead with someone else. I then approached Nagarjuna and he immediately agreed to do the film,” revealed Ohmkar.

Clarifying the reports that the film is a ‘freemake’ of Malayalam film Pretham, Ohmkar confessed that he indeed borrowed the central theme of that film. “I have however changed the entire script for the Telugu version so as to include Samantha’s role, which wasn’t there in the Malayalam film. Approaching Samantha was the producer’s idea as Nagarjuna sir was already on board,” revealed the director talking about his third directorial venture.

Raju Gari Gadhi 2 is slated for an October 13 release .