Nagarjuna on Munna Bhai-esque project with Nani: It's very much in the Rajkumar Hirani territory

Nagarjuna's next film will be a big lighthearted comedy where he plays a gangster and Nani plays a doctor.

Indo-Asian News Service June 21, 2018 09:40:47 IST
Nagarjuna on Munna Bhai-esque project with Nani: It's very much in the Rajkumar Hirani territory

Mumbai: After Ram Gopal Varma's Officer, actor Nagarjuna is already on to his next project, a big lighthearted comedy with which the veteran star says he enters the Munna Bhai territory.

Nagarjuna on Munna Bhaiesque project with Nani Its very much in the Rajkumar Hirani territory

Nagarjuna in a still from Officer. Image from Twitter/@vankayanews

"This new film that I am doing with Nani is very much in the Rajkumar Hirani territory. I play a gangster and Nani plays my doctor. It is a very warm-hearted funny script. And I've a feeling director like Sriram Adittya will make something special out of it," says Nagarjuna, who has no problem doing two-hero films with younger actors. "I've never in my career felt threatened by the presence of any other actor. Earlier, I was mostly doing solo hero films in Telugu because that was what was offered to me. Recently these two-hero projects have come which I enjoy doing. I enjoyed working with Karthi in Oopiri. I am sure working with Nani will be a lot of fun," says Nagarjuna who looks forward to working with his sons Naga Chaitanya and Akhil.

There has been an announcement that Nagarjuna would be working with Priyadarshan in a biopic Makkar the Lion Of The Arabian Sea, based on the exploits of the 16th century naval explorer Kunjali Marakkar-IV. However, Nagarjuna dismisses these reports as premature. "I was approached but I need to hear the script before I say 'yes'. I will be hearing it in June end. At the moment, I am only doing the film with Nani."

Nagarjuna feels no pressure at this stage to work non-stop. "I've to be happy with the work I am doing. And to be happy the role has to be challenging. And for the role to be challenging it has to be something I haven't done before."

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