Actor and wrestler Nathan Jones, who was last seen in Mad
Max:Fury Road, was approached for Nandamuri Balakrishna's
100th film Gautamiputra Satakarni, which is currently on
the floors in Georgia.
"Although we approached him for an important role, things didn't
pan out the way we'd expected. Hence, we couldn't rope him in," producer Y. Rajeev Reddy revealed, putting the reports that
confirmed the actor's role in the film, to rest.
Nathan was rumoured to be playing the chief of the Greeks in the
battle with Satavahanas, headed by Balakrishna. Having already
completed two battle sequences in Morocco and Hyderabad
respectively, the makers are currently filming the climax battle
scene in Georgia.
This schedule features over 1000 junior artists as soldiers, 300
horses and 20 chariots. Also starring Shriya Saran, Kabir Bedi and
Hema Malini, the film has music by Devi Sri Prasad.
Jones has already been part of Tamil film Bhooloham,
and is playing the antagonist in Tiger Shroff's upcoming film,
A Flying Jatt.