Nagarjuna Akkineni, the Telugu actor who was last seen as the host of the reality TV show Bigg Boss Telugu 4, will be collaborating with National Award-winning director Praveen Sattaru for an upcoming action film, the actor tweeted on Tuesday.
The film was officially launched with an inaugural ceremony at a temple in Secunderabad, Telangana. The chief guest of the ceremony was Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Minister of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, and Cinematography, Telangana, who marked the first clap.
Calling the untitled film a “high-octane action drama”, Nagarjuna said, “It has been a while since I have played a powerful role onscreen in a film, especially one shot in an action backdrop.”
The actor said that the film will be shot in London, Goa, Ooty, and Hyderabad. He added that the rest of the cast members will be announced soon.
Praveen, who last directed the Telugu spy film PSV Garuda Vega, said that the film will be a “stylish action film”. The film will mark his first collaboration with Nagarjuna.
The film will be produced by Puskur Ram Mohan Rao, Narayandas K Narang, and Sharrath Marar under Sri Venkateswara Cinemas LLP and Northstar Entertainment Pvt Ltd banners. The cinematographer will be Mukhesh G.
According to Rao, the team has planned to shoot for six to seven months. The filming will commence in Hyderabad for 10 days, followed by 15 days in Goa in March and one month in Ooty, after which the team will shoot in London. The team has planned to also have a four-day shoot in South Korea.
Nagarjuna on Monday wrapped up shooting for the upcoming action fantasy Hindi film Brahmastra. Directed by Ayan Mukerji, and produced by filmmaker Karan Johar, the multi-starrer film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Mouni Roy. Nagarjuna’s Telugu action thriller Wild Dog, which completed shooting in November 2020, is awaiting release.