CELEBRITY NEWS: Taking to social media, actors Deepika Padukone and Prabhas announced their first-ever pairing in a Vyjayanthi Movies science fiction film. The film, according to sources is tentatively titled Prabhas 21, set in a fictional third world war. The sci-fi drama is being directed by Nag Ashwin, known for the National Award-winning biopic Mahanati. The production house took to Twitter and wrote, “As promised, here it is – our next big announcement! WELCOMING THE SUPERSTAR.”
The Nag Ashwin directorial will start rolling in April next year and is expected to release in 2022. The pre-production work of the film is yet to start given the situation of a COVID-19 future.
Actor Deepika Padukone shared the first look of the film on Instagram captioning it, “Beyond Thrilled! Cannot wait for what we believe is going to be an incredible journey ahead…❤️❤️❤️.”
Director Nag Ashwin said in a statement, “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.”
And in another statement from Producer and founder of Vyjayanthi Movies also read, “This film is a golden opportunity for us to cement our place in the annals of Indian Cinema history. It is also an incredible opportunity to enthrall the Indian audiences like never before, through the coming together of such extraordinary cinematic talents”.
Deepika Padukone was last seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak, in which she played the role of an acid attack survivor called Malti. She will be next seen in 83, a sports drama on the 1983 Cricket World Cup-winning Indian team. The film features Deepika’s husband and actor Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev.
Prabhas was last seen in Sujeeth’s action thriller Saaho where he starred across Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor, The Baahubali actor is to be seen next in Radhe Shyam, the Radha Krishna Kumar bilingual romantic drama, across Pooja Hegde.
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