Chiranjeevi’s 150th film Auto Jani is likely to come up on the sets shortly if the signal for giving the clap for the inaugural shot is any indication. The venue is the ENT hospital at Kothi as Chiru along with other film producers or directors in Telugu and Tamil film industries has a sentimental attachment with the Kothi hospital. It is widely believed that a scene there will turn into Midas’ touch. Many old films were also shot there and made box-office hits with heavy collections. So the ENT hospital besides treating patients turned into an outdoor studio with a picturesque ambience and the heritage building on the other.
The historic building dates back to Nizam’s reign treating patients for the last 50 years after shifting from S D hospital at Mehdipatnam. Renovation was put off due to certain curbs but the in-patients are treated at a nearby building. However, the good omen attached to the building turned out to be a blessing in disguise for it as permission for any scene hiked its fiscal status, said the doctors, who welcome any film shooting with open hands.