Actor Nagarjuna has confirmed that he has signed a Telugu film to be directed by Mani Ratnam. He says he is getting ready for one of the biggest challenges in his career.
"Yes, I am doing a film with Mani Ratnam with Mahesh Babu and I in the lead. And it's in Telugu. Mani gave me a 40-minute narration, and I was clean-bowled by what I heard," said Nagarjuna.
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How was Ratnam persuaded to do a film away from native tongue Tamil?
"Actually, Mani has done another Telugu film Geetanjali with me. I guess I bring out the Andhra side of Mani," he said.
The details of the film are still being worked out. But Nagarjuna says it would be a very ambitious film.
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Nagarjuna is the son of late legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and father of young actor Akkineni Naga Chaitanya.