It's official. The highly anticipated project of Nag Ashwin, #Prabhas21 has launched today (July 24) with a formal mahurat ceremony. Senior actor Amitabh Bachchan landed in Hyderabad, as the film's muhurtham held today on the special occasion of Guru Purnima. For the muhurtham shot, Prabhas sounded the clapboard. Reportedly, sequences featuring Bachchan will be shot in the first schedule. The senior actor will be shooting for a week in Hyderabad's Ramoji Film City. As per reports, Prabhas will be joining the team later.
A brand new picture released by the makers shows Project K as the working title. Vyjayanthi Movies' latest tweet reads, "𝑰𝒕 𝑩𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒔... On the special day of #GuruPurnima, We start with the guru of Indian cinema. Clap by our #Prabhas."
𝑰𝒕 𝑩𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒔...— Vyjayanthi Movies (@VyjayanthiFilms) July 24, 2021
On the special day of #GuruPurnima, We start with the guru of Indian cinema.
Clap by our #Prabhas.#ProjectK@SrBachchan @deepikapadukone @nagashwin7 @VyjayanthiFilms pic.twitter.com/kvxcKNbLMT
Rumour has it that the film will be shot within next year with multiple schedules. Touted to be a sci-fi thriller, the Nag Ashwin-directorial also features Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone as the leading lady. The yet-to-be-titled film was officially launched in July last year.
To be made on a humongous budget of Rs 500 crore, Project K will have music composed by Happy Days fame Mickey J Meyer. Cinematographer Dani-Sanchez-Lopez, who earlier collaborated with Nag Ashwin for the 2018 biographical drama Mahanati will be cranking camera for the Prabhas-starrer. The film is backed by Ashwini Dutt Chalasani under his home banner Vyjayanthi Movies.
Meanwhile, Prabhas, the leading man of the film is super busy with his other forthcoming big projects including Radha Krishna Kumar's Radhe Shyam, Om Raut's Adipurush and Prashanth Neel's Salaar. As of Bachchan, he will next be seen in films like Jhund, Brahmastra, Butterfly, Mayday, Goodbye and The Intern remake. Interestingly, Deepika Padukone is also a part of The Intern remake. The actress also has '83, Pathan, Fighter and director Shakun Batra's yet-to-be-titled film.