Prabhas and Nag Ashwin have expressed happiness over managing to bring Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on board for their next project, tentatively titled #Prabhas21.
“I feel lucky and blessed that Bachchan sir has given his nod to our film among the many choices he has. What’s exciting is that he will not just be seen in a supporting role, he will have a full-fledged role that will do justice to the legend that he is,” Nag Ashwin said.
He added: “In fact, his character is so important in the film, our working titled was his character’s name!” Prabhas also called it a dream-come-true to share screen-space with the legend. He wrote on social media, “Finally, a dream coming true…Sharing screen space with the legendary @amitabhbachchan Sir! #NamaskaramBigB.”
Producer Aswini Dutt said, “The late NTR remains someone close to our heart as this production house’s cinematic journey began with him and is named after him. He was such an admirer of Bachchan garu that he acted in the Telugu remakes of his super-hit Bollywood films. I remember me and NTR even watching the landmark Sholay at Ramakrishna Theatre. So to have cinema’s greatest icon on-board is truly a satisfying moment.” Deepika Padukone is also playing a key role in this movie.