Hyderabad, July 24, 2021: It's finally happening. After nearly two years of the official announcement, Prabhas' sci-fi film with director Nag Ashwin, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone went on floors on July 24 in Hyderabad. It is produced by Vyjayanthi Movies.
Big B, who is playing an important role in this yet-untitled film, took to social media on Friday (July 23) to inform that he is all geared up to start shooting for a new film from tomorrow. "T 3975 - ..travelled .. and the mahurat of first day tomorrow .. a new film a new beginning, a new environ..'NEW' never fades .. it grows exponentially", read his post.
While Big B's post left everyone wondering which film he was talking about, it is learned that he is off to Hyderbad to commence shooting for director Nag Ashwin's ambitious futuristic film with Prabhas, and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. With the Mahurat ceremony, the movie silently starts rolling with some important sequences to shoot on Amitabh Bachchan. The mini first schedule is expected to go for 5-7 days.
Prabhas is expected to be a part of the Mahurat shoot, however, it is still not clear if he will be shooting with the Big B in the first schedule of this film. Deepika too will join later schedules. The shooting will happen in a specially erected set at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad.
Aims to be a Pan-World film with a release in multiple Indian and foreign languages, #Prabhas21 is one of the craziest projects in the country and Nag Ashwin has come up with a stunning subject to surprise the audience. It is said to be India's biggest film to date which will be made with high technical values and a massive budget. The makers have set the premise in a futuristic timeline against the backdrop of the third world war.
Meanwhile, Prabhas is currently shooting for the last schedule of Radhe Shyam and is then expected to juggle between Adipurush, Salaar, and the Nag Ashwin film. His exact schedule is kept under wraps. There's also an epic mythological film with Dil Raju in the pipeline for him. Deepika Padukone too has several films like Pathan, The Intern, and Fighter lined up.
Amitabh Bachchan, on the other hand, will finish the first schedule of Nag Ashwin's film and then complete his ongoing assignment, Goodbye, co-starring Rashmika Mandanna, and Neena Gupta. He also has director Sooraj Barjatya's family entertainer followed by The Intern with Deepika.