Nagarjuna-Nani film not a remake of Johnny Gaddaar, clarifies director - Hindustan Times

Nagarjuna-Nani film not a remake of Johnny Gaddaar, clarifies director

Hindustan Times | ByHaricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai
May 24, 2018 05:27 PM IST

Recently, speculations were rife that Nani-Nagarjuna starrer directed by Sriram Aditya was a remake of Bollywood film Johny Gaddaar.

Actors Nani and Akkineni Nagarjuna have joined hands for the first time for an upcoming Telugu project, which is being directed by Sriram Aditya. The regular shooting commenced from March 18 on the occasion of Ugadi in Hyderabad. According to recent reports, the film is rumoured to be a remake of Hindi crime thriller Johnny Gaddaar and Nagarjuna will reportedly be seen playing a gangster. However, when Sriram learnt about these rumours making the rounds, he took to twitter to clarify.

Nani and Nagarjuna’s film is directed by Sriram Aditya.
Nani and Nagarjuna’s film is directed by Sriram Aditya.

Sriram wrote on his twitter page: “My next film with @iamnagarjuna sir and @NameisNani produced by @VyjayanthiFilms is not a remake of any film. It’s an original script .Just wanted clarify.” In an earlier chat with Hindustan Times, talking about the project, director Sriram said: “I’ve grown up watching Nagarjuna sir’s films and to get to work with him today is so exciting. I’m sure not many directors get this opportunity so early on in their career. In case of Nani, I’ve always wanted to work with him and I’m sure the experience is going to be absolutely fun.”

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He added that the film can’t be segmented into one particular genre. “Just like my previous films, I cannot categorise this film into one genre. It’ll be a multi-genre film with beautiful emotions and great visuals. The on screen relationship between Nani and Nagarjuna will be the film’s major highlight.” The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be officially announced. Sriram’s last film Shamanthakamani was also a multi-starrer. Asked about his sudden love for such projects, he said that he goes by what the script demands. If there’s no scope for two popular stars in a script, he wouldn’t even make a film with them in the first place.

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