- “Finally, a dream come true,” wrote Prabhas.
- “Sharing screen space with the legendary Mr. Amitabh Bachchan,” he added.
- The film will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
Guess who will star alongside Baahubali actor Prabhas and Deepika Padukone in the next Nag Ashwin movie? None other than superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Exciting, right? Big B is also delighted to be part of the project. After Prabhas made the big announcement on social media on Friday, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: “It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of this momentous and ambitious undertaking.” Welcoming the lead actor on board, Prabhas wrote on Instagram: “Finally, a dream come true … Sharing screen space with the legendary Mr. Amitabh Bachchan.” Big B is expected to play a pivotal role in the film, which will be produced by Vyjayanthi Movies. In his tweet, Big B also congratulated Vyjayanthi Movies for completing 50 years in the entertainment industry.
For the unconverted, Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika padukone have co-starred in Shoojit Sircar’s 2015 film Piku.
Check out Amitabh Bachchan’s tweet and Prabhas’s post here:
T 3685 – An honor and a privilege to be part of this momentous and most ambitious undertaking … and my regards on the completion of 50 years for @VyjayanthiFilms .. that you can celebrate another 50 .. and on !!#Prabhas@deepikapadukone@ nagashwin7@AshwiniDuttCh@SwapnaDuttChpic.twitter.com/3G09uQfOAe
– Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 9, 2020
In their announcement video, Vyjayanthi Films stated that to commemorate their 50th anniversary, they want to make a legendary film that will be incomplete without “the legend” Amitabh Bachchan. In their Instagram post, they wrote: “Amitabh Bachchan sir, we are honored to have you. Your birthday celebrations have begun!” Big B will turn 78 on Sunday.
Ashwini Dutt, producer and founder of Vyjayanthi Movies, said in a statement that Amitabh Bachchan joined the cast of the untitled film: “The legendary Shri NTR was a fan of Shri Amitabh Bachchan and had even acted in the Telugu remakes of a some of his blockbuster Bollywood movies. Shri NTR and I had seen the landmark movie Sholay several times when it was performing for more than a year at NTR’s Ramakrishna Theater. After all these years, it is truly a glorious and immensely satisfying moment for me to welcome the greatest icon of Indian cinema, Shri Bachchan, to be a part of this prestigious film under our banner, Vyjayanthi Movies. It’s a production house that began its film journey with Shri NTR and was named after him as well. “
He directed Nag Ashwin, known for directing films such as Mahanati Y Yevade Subramanyamsaid in a statement: “I feel fortunate and blessed that Amitabh Bachchan sir has selected our film from the many options he has … It is a full-length role, which we believe will do justice to the legend that he is.”
Deepika Padukone joined the cast of the film in July of this year.. Expressing her joy and enthusiasm on Instagram, she wrote: “More than excited! I can’t wait for what we think will be an incredible journey ahead …”
The film, which will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi., is scheduled to launch worldwide in 2022.