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Hyderabadi Karate champion Vivek Teja to make his Hollywood debut with Betrayal

The film is jointly produced by USA-based Passport Pictures Group and Human Weapon International

Hyderabadi Karate champion Vivek Teja to make his Hollywood debut with Betrayal
Vivek Teja

Last Updated: 06.51 PM, Apr 16, 2023


Hyderabad based Karate champion Cherupalli Vivek Teja, who’s adept in several forms of combat arts including Mixed Martial Arts, boxing, kick-boxing, Muay Thai, is set to don the greasepaint for a Hollywood film. Titled Betrayal, the film is jointly backed by (Palm Beach Florida) USA-based banner Passport Pictures Group in collaboration with Human Weapon International (of Hyderabad).

Vivek Teja, in the past, has also trained popular film actors in martial arts and fitness. While his lifetime dream is to win a medal for the Olympics and make India proud, he had also represented the country in the 2022 Commonwealth Karate Championships. He hopes to put his fighting skills to use in Betrayal, a story where supernatural beings fight for domination over earth.

Vivek Teja
Vivek Teja

Betrayal’s makers say the film will be a one-of-its-kind epic, on the lines of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and The Matrix. The film promises to be an unparalleled adventure tracing the story of the universe, how it was created through the ‘end of the world’ phenomenon, in a crisp two-hour narrative. “It’s a wild ride through time and space, life and death, heaven and hell, and places in between,” the team, revealed, in a statement to the media.

Pete Nielsen, a South Florida-based writer is the founder of the Passport Pictures Group, that’s producing Betrayal. The former, who also serves as the long-time Honorary Consul of Uganda, had even met Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, who invited him to produce the movie at a new state-of-the-art studio facility in Uganda.


While other production details of Betrayal have not yet been announced yet, Pete Nielsen said he was honoured to have been invited by Uganda’s president himself to film the epic in the country. To be made at a budget of nearly US$32 million, the film has grabbed eyeballs from cast, crew and investors from around the world. Several leading Hindi, Hollywood stars will be a part of Betrayal.

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