Director S.V. Krishna Reddy, who has been away from filmdom since his last release - 2009 Telugu comedy "Masth" - is back to make a sequel to the 1994 Telugu blockbuster "Yamaleela".
"I have been thinking about it for some time now. I intend to start working on it soon, but before that I need to get my casting right," Krishna Reddy told IANS.
"'Yamaleela' worked because of the performances of its lead actors, and therefore, I need to rope in good performers," he added.
Ali and veteran actor K. Sathyanarayana played the lead roles in "Yamaleela", which also featured Indraja, Manju Bhargavi and Brahmanandam in important parts.
"I'm planning to rope in Mohan Babu to play the role originally essayed by Sathyanarayana, while I need some actor with some face value to play the role of Ali. I need time to finalise the cast as I need to meet actors and audition them," he added.
He is known for making clean family entertainers such as "Maavichiguru", "Vinodham" and "Subha Lagnam".
When asked about his absence from the industry, he said, "I have been enjoying my sabbatical. I was working on the script of the sequel and I'm in no hurry to make many films a year. I like to take it slow".