For the first time, Indian film superstars Prabhas and Deepika Padukone are set to star together in an untitled project. Confirming all surfacing rumours, the film is to be directed by Nag – Ashwin.
Although the multi-lingual film is set to be out of the Bollywood mainstream, it brings together Telugu superstar Prabhas and model turned Bollywood’s leading lady Deepika Padukone.
Produced by C. Aswani Dutt’s Vyjayanthi Movies, the movie will be released in time to commemorate the outfit’s 50th anniversary in 2022.
Actor Prabhas revealed his excitement on social media, saying, We are very excited to have @deepikapadukone on board, welcome😊@nag_ashwin @vyjayanthimovies @swapnaduttchalasani @priyankacdutt #Prabhas21 #DeepikaPrabhas.
This will further mark Padukone’s debut to the Telugu film industry as well. She said, Beyond Thrilled!Cannot wait for what we believe is going to be an incredible journey ahead…❤️❤️❤️#DeepikaPrabhas@nag_ashwin@vyjayanthimovies@actorprabhas
Director Ashwin tweeted: “I believe actors and projects find each other… Glad this is the story that chose to find you…can’t wait to start building this world together..and ur character, thts a surprise for another day.”
No other details are available as of now other than the information that movie will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
Ashwin’s “Mahanati,” a biopic of the actress Savitri was a blockbuster. Prabhas led the “Baahubali” franchise that made $333 million worldwide. His other hits include “Mirchi,” “Darling,” and “Mr. Perfect.”
Padukone starred in “Padmaavat” and “Bajirao Mastani,” and “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” amongst a string of commercial successes since her Bollywood career took off with “Om Shanti Om,” starring Shah Rukh Khan. This year, Padukone won much acclaim playing an acid-attack survivor in Meghna Gulzar’s “Chhapaak,” co-produced by Fox Star Studios India and her own outfit KA Productions. She was to star in the Bollywood remake of “The Intern,” but that is on hold because of the death of co-star Rishi Kapoor. Her “83” co-starring Ranveer Singh is ready for release, but Indian cinemas remain shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Prabhas’ next film is the multi-lingual “Radheshyam,” set to release in 2021 and is directed by Radha Krishna Kumar (“Jil’), presented by Gulshan Kumar and T-Series and produced by UV Creations. It also stars Pooja Hegde, Bhagyashree, Murli Sharma, Sachin Khedekar, Priyadarshi, Sasha Chettri, Kunaal Roy Kapur and Sathyan.