Ever since Srinu Vaitla announced his upcoming film Baadshah, rumours mills in T-Town were abuzz with the news that Junior NTR will reprise the role of secret agent James Bond in the movie. But Gopi Mohan, who is one of the scriptwriters of the film, has slammed the reports saying that he is not playing Bond in it.
Gopi Mohan took to his Twitter account to clear the rumours about Junior NTR's role in his upcoming movie Baadshah. The story writer tweeted, "Ntr is not playing JamesBond role or a Secret Agent in Baadshah.It's a good action & comedy entertainer with love,family &other emotions (sic)."
Along with Kona Venkat, Gopi Mohan has written the story for the movie Baadshah, while director Srinu Vaitla penned the screenplay for it. Gopi Mohan also confirmed the starting date of shooting of the film. On his Twitter page, he wrote, "BAADSHAH shooting starts from July 9th in Italy.Continuous shooting upto January with short gaps. Major Shoot also in Bangkok & in India.:) (sic)"
However, Junior NTR's Baadshah is directed by Srinu Vaitla and produced by Ganesh Babu of Gabbar Singh fame. Kajal Aggarwal is playing the female lead in the film. Thaman is composing music for soundtrack, one of which is reportedly crooned by Akon. The director is said to wrap up the film by January, 2013 and will release it as a summer extravaganza.