Kajal Aggarwal plays the leading lady in the untitled film that also stars Gul Panag and Anikha Surendran
Time and again, actor Nagarjuna Akkineni has reinvented himself with his choices, venturing into unchartered territories across languages and genres, tapping into the fullest potential of the star and the performer in him. Even in his 60s, after surprising audiences with his composed, no-nonsense avatar in Wild Dog, he's filming for director Praveen Sattaru's big-budget actioner that also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Gul Panag and Anikha Surendran in key roles. Commemorating producer Suniel Narang's birthday, a pre-look poster of the untitled film featuring Nagarjuna was unveiled on Friday.
NAGARJUNA: NEW FILM ANNOUNCEMENT... #Nagarjuna and director Praveen Sattaru team up for a new #Telugu film [not titled yet]... Costars #KajalAggarwal... Filming has begun in #Hyderabad... Produced by Narayan Das K Narang, Puskur Ram Mohan Rao and Sharrath Marar. pic.twitter.com/FwTBkzv8IY— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 27, 2021
In the black-and-white poster, Nagarjuna, donning a dark overcoat, is seen holding a sword soaked in blood, on a rainy night. The mysterious backdrop with a series of cemeteries creates an additional element of intrigue. The various visual elements in the trailer hint at a detective thriller. In addition, the team revealed that a new update about the film will be out on August 29, commemorating Nagarjuna's birthday. The film is currently being shot in Hyderabad. Producers Narayan Das Narang, Puskur Ram Mohan Rao, Sharrath Marar are bankrolling the film under Sree Venkateshwara Cinemas LLP and Northstar Entertainment.
The action thriller's top-notch technical crew comprises cinematographer Mukesh G, art director Brahma Kadali and stunt choreographers Robin Subbu and Nabha. Praveen Sattaru, who helmed Tamannaah's web series 11th Hour for aha, is returning to feature films after a four-year sabbatical. Nagarjuna, who'll host Bigg Boss Telugu season 5 soon, is simultaneously shooting for Bangarraju (a prequel to his hit Soggade Chinni Nayana), where he co-stars his son Naga Chaitanya Akkineni as well. He is also stated to make his web debut, a historical, shortly. He's also awaiting the release of Ranbir Kapoor's Brahmastra.