Nagarjuna to play a cop in Ram Gopal Varma’s realistic action drama?
Nagarjuna took to Twitter to announce that he will be starting work on Ram Gopal Varma’s cop drama from November 20.regional movies Updated: Nov 03, 2017 13:30 IST
We had already reported that Ram Gopal Varma and actor Akkineni Nagarjuna are joining hands after two decades for a yet-untitled realistic action film. On Friday, Nagarjuna revealed that he would be a part of the cop drama, slated to go on the floors later this month. In his tweet, Nagarjuna wrote: “Super excited to start RGV’s cop drama with his intense stylised action on Nov 20. Wanted to announce it myself but the media beat me to it.”
He also wrote, “In 1988, when I agreed to do Shiva wt RGV, lot of people were shocked and he proved them wrong. 2017, lot of people are happy and a lot shocked... Let’s rock Ramu!! (sic)”
Earlier this month, when Varma made an official announcement regarding the project, he said he is excited to team up with Nagarjuna for a realistic action film. “I am extremely excited that I am doing a film with Nagarjuna after nearly 25 years but contrary to some uninformed media speculations, this new film is nothing to do with ‘Shiva’, neither in character nor in story content,” Varma had posted on his Facebook page. He further added: “It’s a very different, but an extremely realistic action film set against a story such as neither me nor Nagarjuna has ever done before.” Varma said he hopes he lives up to the expectations because Nagarjuna gave him his first directorial break with Shiva.
Super excited to start RGV’s cop drama with his intense stylised action on nov20/wanted to announce it myself but the media beat me to it😁👍— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) November 3, 2017
Sources close to Varma said that he is planning to release the film next year in April. It was also confirmed that Nagarjuna will be playing the role of a cop in the film. However, RGV is yet to officially announce the rest of the cast and crew. It is rumoured that Nagarjuna is bankrolling the project under his home banner. It’s after completing this project, will Varma begin work on the highly anticipated NTR biopic, which has been titled Lakshmi’s NTR .
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First Published: Nov 03, 2017 13:30 IST