The supermodel-actor will be seen as a rogue agent in the Surender Reddy directorial, Agent, which also stars Mammootty, Akhil Akkineni, Sakshi Vaidya and Vikramjeet Virk
Last Updated: 01.18 PM, Jan 17, 2023
Often seen in roles that portray him as a handsome and romantic boy next door, Dino Morea is happy to be finally seen on screen as an action hero. The supermodel-actor broke the news recently on his Instagram handle saying, “Agent Loading……. 🤎 Coming soon”. But it’s only now that he spoke about his upcoming Telugu spy thriller, titled Agent, which also happens to be his first film in this south industry.
Previously seen in the Tamil film Kandukondain Kandukondain (as Captain Vinod), Kannada movie Julie (as Shashi) and in Tamil/Malayalam film Solo (as Raunaq Sachdeva), Dino is certainly not new to the film industries in the southern part of the country. But Agent promises to portray him in a completely new avatar.
Speaking about how keen he is to do action sequences in films, Dino said in an interview, “In the earlier phase of my career, filmmakers only perceived me as this sweet, good-looking boy next door. I was offered to play a romantic hero, but never got an opportunity to do an all-out action film. I have a knack for action as I am fit and flexible, but no one has ever tapped that part of my personality. In Agent, I will get to do some raw brutal action and I’m excited about that.”
Directed by Surender Reddy, the film also stars Mammootty, Akhil Akkineni, Sakshi Vaidya and Vikramjeet Virk. The script is written by Vakkantham Vamsi, while music by Hiphop Tamizha. The movie is expected to hit the theatres in summer this year.
Giving an insight into the look and tonality of his character in the spy thriller, the actor further said, “I play an agent who’s gone rogue. He’s quite a crazy guy, and an anti-hero. I am flaunting long hair and a beard. It has been nearly three years since I have seen my face without any facial hair. I grew my hair and beard for The Empire (a period drama series, streaming on Disney Hotstar) and haven’t cut it since then.”
Dino believes that there’s a certain madness one can bring to a negative character onscreen and the audience loves to see that. As a kid, when he watched the James Bond movies, I often remembered the villains more than the protagonist. “Look at The Dark Knight, the character of The Joker is unforgettable in that film,” he summed up.
Also expected to be released in mid-2023, Dino is also part of the Arun Gopy-directed Malayalam film, titled Dileep 147. The film marks Tamannaah Bhatia’s debut in the Malayalam industry. She’ll be seen opposite Dileep.