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Home / Regional Movies / Deepika Padukone, Prabhas team up for Mahanati director’s pan-India sci-fi film

Deepika Padukone, Prabhas team up for Mahanati director’s pan-India sci-fi film

Deepika Padukone is all set to be seen opposite Prabhas in an upcoming sci-fi movie. It will be directed by Nag Ashwin.

regional-movies Updated: Jul 20, 2020, 12:23 IST
Karthik Kumar
Karthik Kumar
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Deepika Padukone and Prabhas are joining forces for the firs time.
Deepika Padukone and Prabhas are joining forces for the firs time.

Deepika Padukone has been signed as the leading lady opposite Prabhas in Mahanati director Nag Ashwin’s upcoming pan-Indian multilingual science-fiction project. The project was officially announced via a special video which was released on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Vyjayanthi Films. On Sunday, the makers revealed they’ve roped in Deepika Padukone.

Prabhas and Deepika will be joining forces for the first time. The project will go on the floors next year.

 

Tweeting about it, Deepika wrote, “Beyond Thrilled!Cannot wait for what we believe is going to be an incredible journey ahead...#DeepikaPrabhas @nagashwin7 @VyjayanthiFilms #Prabhas.”

Calling it an epic project, the makers had said they take pride in collaborating with Prabhas. Other details of the project are yet to be officially revealed.

Sharing his excitement and speaking about the project, Nag Ashwin shared, “I’m very excited to see Deepika play this character. It is something no mainstream lead has done before and will be quite a surprise for everyone. The pairing of Deepika and Prabhas will be one of the main highlights of the film and the story between them, I believe will be something audiences will carry in their hearts for years to come.”

Prabhas currently awaits the release of his upcoming project Radhe Shyam with director Radha Krishna Kumar. The film stars Pooja Hegde as the leading lady. Prabhas will be seen playing a palm reader.

To be predominantly shot abroad, Radhe Shyam was supposed to start rolling from November 2018 but had to be postponed due to Saaho, which couldn’t be wrapped up on time.

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Deepika will be seen with husband Ranveer Singh in Kabir Khan’s 83. She plays Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Dev in the film based on India’s 1983 cricket World Cup victory. She also has a domestic noir film with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Pandey, directed by Ayan Mukerji.

She had also announced the Hindi remake of Anne Hathaway-Robert DeNiro’s The Intern with Rishi Kapoor earlier this year. However, with Rishi Kapoor’s death in late April, the future of the film is not known. Deepika will also be seen as Draupadi in a version of Mahabharat told from her perspective.

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