Mahanati fame Nag Ashwin is all set to direct Saaho star Prabhas in his next film. The film will be bankrolled by Vyjayanthi Movies which is celebrating its 50th year in the movie business. The announcement came from a tweet from the production house.
— Vyjayanthi Movies (@VyjayanthiFilms) February 26, 2020
Going by the words ‘Epic Journey’ that featured in the announcement video, rumour has it that the movie could be a period film just like Prabhas’ 2015 magnum opus Baahubali. The rest of the cast and crew are 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 today.
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— Vyjayanthi Movies (@VyjayanthiFilms) August 7, 2019
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. It opened up to mediocre reviews from critics and audiences, faring poorly in the box office. The film is streaming on Netflix.
He is currently filming for his 20th film with director KK Radhakrishna Kumar alongside actress Pooja Hegde. Prabhas 20 is being bankrolled by UV Creations. Recently, the actor took to Instagram to say that the team has commenced with the next schedule.
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Meanwhile, Nag Ashwin recently received the National Award for the Best Feature Film Telugu for Mahanati. The film also won the Best Actress Award (Keerthy Suresh) and Best Costume Design Award (Indrakshi Pattanaik). It dealt with the life of legendary Indian actress Savithri.
Watch the trailer of Saaho here.