Nagarjuna has confirmed that he has signed a Telugu film with director Mani Ratnam. “Yes, I am doing a film with Mani Ratnam with Mahesh Babu and I in the lead. And it’s in Telugu. Mani gave me a 40-minute narration, and I was clean-bowled by what I heard.”
When asked how was the Tamil filmmaker persuaded to do a film in Telugu, the actor said: “Actually, Mani has done another Telugu film Geetanjali with me. I guess I bring out the Andhra side of Mani”.
The details of the film are still being worked out. But Nagarjuna says it would be a very ambitious film.
“Mahesh and I are coming together for the first time. Audiences would expect something special. At the moment, I’m focusing on the release of Manam, which stars my father, my son and me. It is a legacy left behind by my father for my fans. And I am the custodian of that legacy,” he said.
Nagarjuna is the son of late legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and father of young actor Akkineni Naga Chaitanya.