The venture hails from exterior the Bollywood mainstream. However it brings collectively Prabhas, the reigning king of Telugu-language, or Tollywood, regional cinema, and Padukone as a mannequin turned actress who’s now considered Bollywood’s main woman.
It’s being produced by C. Aswani Dutt’s Vyjayanthi Motion pictures and might be launched in time to commemorate the outfit’s 50th anniversary in 2022. Nag Ashwin (“Mahanati,” “Yevade Subramanyam”) will direct.
Padukone tweeted: “Beyond Thrilled! Cannot wait for what we believe is going to be an incredible journey ahead…”
Ashwin tweeted: “I believe actors and projects find each other… Glad this is the story that chose to find you…can’t wait to start building this world together..and ur character, thts a surprise for another day”
Ashwin’s blockbuster “Mahanati” was a biopic of the actress Savitri. Prabhas and Padukone are not any strangers to blockbusters themselves. Prabhas headlined the “Baahubali” franchise that grossed $333 million worldwide. His credit additionally embody “Mirchi,” “Darling,” and “Mr. Perfect.”
Padukone starred in “Padmaavat” and “Bajirao Mastani,” and “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” amongst a string of business successes since her Bollywood profession took off with “Om Shanti Om,” starring Shah Rukh Khan. Earlier this yr, Padukone received a lot acclaim enjoying an acid-attack survivor in Meghna Gulzar’s “Chhapaak,” co-produced by Fox Star Studios India and her personal outfit KA Productions. She is because of star within the Bollywood remake of “The Intern,” however that’s on maintain due to the demise of co-star Rishi Kapoor. Her “83,” co-starring Ranveer Singh, is prepared for launch, however Indian cinemas stay shuttered as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Prabhas’ subsequent movie is the multi-lingual “Radheshyam,” directed by Radha Krishna Kumar (“Jil’), offered by Gulshan Kumar and T-Collection and produced by UV Creations. It additionally stars Pooja Hegde, Bhagyashree, Murli Sharma, Sachin Khedekar, Priyadarshi, Sasha Chettri, Kunaal Roy Kapur and Sathyan. The movie is ready for a 2021 launch.