Deepika Padukone on joining Prabhas 21: Beyond thrilled, going to be an incredible journey
Deepika Padukone surprised the entire country by signing a South film after several months. The actress will make her Telugu debut with director Nag Ashwin’s upcoming film. As reported earlier, Prabhas will play the lead role in the sci-fi film.
The actress took to her Instagram page to share the news and expressed her thoughts. She shared a video originally shared by Vyjayanthi Movies, the production house bankrolling the film, and added that she is beyond thrilled to kickstart this journey.
Sharing the video, Deepika wrote, “Beyond Thrilled! Cannot wait for what we believe is going to be an incredible journey ahead (sic),” followed by three heart emoticons.
Director Nag Ashwin took to Twitter to reveal that he took this decision after giving it a lot of thought. His tweet in Telugu is loosely translated as, “We need a Queen who equals the King. After a lot of thought, we took this decision.”
In a statement, Nag Ashwin revealed that Deepika Padukone will play an interesting role and her romance portions with Prabhas will stay in the hearts of the people.
Producers Swapna Dutt and Priyanka Dutt said, “We are beyond thrilled to celebrate our memorable 50 year journey in Indian Cinema with such great, exciting news! And what better way to mark our golden jubilee than welcoming the marvellous Deepika Padukone on board, to create some extraordinary magic on screen with Prabhas in Nag Ashwin’s film.”
The film, tentatively titled Prabhas 21, will go on floors by the end of this year. In an earlier tweet, Nag Ashwin stated that the sci-fi film will release by the end of 2021.