Actor and wrestler Nathan Jones will not be seen in Nandamuri Balakrishna-starrer Telugu period-drama Gauthamiputra Satakarni, which is currently on the floors in Georgia. Nathan was last seen in Mad Max: Fury Road.
“Although we approached him for an important role, things didn’t pan out the way we’d expected. Hence, we couldn’t rope him in,” said producer Y Rajeev Reddy.
Nathan was rumoured to be playing the chief of the Greeks in the battle with Satavahanas, headed by Balakrishna.
Having already completed two battle sequences in Morocco and Hyderabad respectively, the makers are currently filming the final battle scene in Georgia.
This schedule features over 1000 junior artists as soldiers, 300 horses and 20 chariots. Also starring Shriya Saran, Kabir Bedi and Hema Malini, the film has music by Devi Sri Prasad.
Jones has already been part of Tamil film Bhooloham, and is playing the antagonist in Tiger Shroff’s upcoming film, A Flying Jatt.