Filmmaker Karan Johar says he is honoured and excited to have southern superstar Nagarjuna play a special role in his upcoming production venture “Brahmastra”.
Karan on Monday took to Twitter and wrote: “We are honoured and exceptionally excited to have the one and only Nagarjuna doing an extremely ‘special’ role in our film ‘Brahmastra’! Directed by Ayan Mukerji, (starring) Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor… Thank you Sir for your love and your beautiful energy.”
He also shared a photograph from the film’s shoot.
A tweet from Karan’s home production banner Dharma Productions read: “The ‘Brahmastra’ team is now bigger and grander! Super stoked to have Nagarjuna on board for a very special part in the journey.”
“Brahmastra” is a trilogy. Its first part will release on India’s Independence Day on August 15, 2019.
So, Nagarjunas career is going great guns. While his new Telugu film, to be directed by newcomer Sriram Adittya, is on the floors, Nagarjuna has taken off to Europe for a ten-day shooting of his first Hindi film in 15 years.
Before his departure, Nagarjuna said: “Yes, I am doing BRAHMASTRA. It is my first Hindi film in a very long time. I can’t remember when was the last time I did a Hindi film. I think it was Mahesh Bhatt’s ZAKHM.”
Reminded that his last Hindi film was J.P. Dutta’s LOC KARGIL in 2003, the actor’s memory is nimbly nudged. “Oh yes, ‘LOC’. But that was a brief role, though a lot of fun to do. ZAKHM was my last full-fledged role in a Hindi film. I still remember Alia Bhatt as a child on Bhatt saab’s set. Now I am working with her in BRAHMASTRA. How time flies.”
Nagarjuna is looking forward to working with the entire BRAHMASTRA team.>