Making her Telugu debut, Deepika Padukone will star as the female lead in director Nag Ashwin‘s next (untitled) film starring actor Prabhas. It is noteworthy that Nag Ashwin’s previous film Mahanati starring Keerthy Suresh championed the woman in the story (actress Savitri), as well as its lead actress (Keerthy), and was well-received by critics and audiences alike. This new film too will be bankrolled by Vyjayanthi Movies which is celebrating its 50th year in the movie business.
— Vyjayanthi Movies (@VyjayanthiFilms) July 19, 2020
Earlier, Vyjayanthi Movies had put out a video announcing the director and male lead of the next film. Going by the words ‘Epic Journey’ that featured in the announcement video, rumour has it that the movie could be a period film or a sci-fi whose scale could be like that of the magnum opus Baahubali. The rest of the cast and crew is yet to be revealed.
While the production house had earlier said that the film would go on floors in September 2019, the announcement came only on February 26, 2020.
— Vyjayanthi Movies (@VyjayanthiFilms) February 26, 2020
Meanwhile, Prabhas was filming for his 20th film, the title and first look poster of which which recently revealed, prior to the nationwide lockdown. Titled Radhe Shyam, the film is being helmed by KK Radha Krishna Kumar and stars Pooja Hegde as the female lead. Vamsi Krishna Reddy, Pramod Uppalapati, and Praseedha Uppalapati’s UV Creations and Bhushan Kumar‘s T Series are jointly bankrolling the film.
Prabhas was previously seen in Saaho helmed by Sujeeth Reddy alongside Shraddha Kapoor. He played an undercover agent who tracks down a crime lord. The trilingual was one of the most expensively shot Indian films with a budget of more than Rs 350 crores. The film is streaming on Netflix.