Southern Belle Priyamani is going places. After her work in Ravana with Mani Ratnam, now she will be seen in Ram Gopal Verma’s Rakta Charitra. She will be paired with Surya who is already a part of the cast and is playing a parallel important role in the film.

‘Rakta Charitra’ to be simultaneously made in Hindi as well as Tamil and Surya’s co-star for this movie will be Vivek Oberai. “The film’s shooting would be held at a stretch but the release would be in two parts which would be spaced out over three months,” Varma is reported to have said.  He is going to call the films Rakta Charitra I and Rakta Charitra II.

Rakta Charitra is supposed to be based on the slain political leader Paritala Ravindra. The first part is scheduled for a 2010 release with Viviek Oberoi in the lead and will co-star Shatrughan Sinha, Raj Babbar and Radhika Apte. Tamil actor Surya Sivakumar will play the role of Ravi’s assassin Maddelacheruvu Suri in both the parts.