August 28, 2016 12:54:42 pm
There were speculations that Parineeti may be paired opposite Mahesh Babu in a Tollywood film, while other reports suggested Jhanvi’s name. “It is true that we approached Parineeti Chopra but the dates never worked out due to her Hindi film starting at the same time,” Murgadoss told PTI.
On Jhanvi being approached, he said, “We met Jhanvi is a false news. Although, it was just suggested initially as one of the options.” The Ghajini helmer revealed that work on the film is progressing well.
“It is a stylish action film with a new backdrop, I can’t divulge more as we are currently shooting, DOP Santosh Shivan sir is also associated with the film and it is shaping up well,” he said. The yet-to-be-titled film will be shot both in Telugu and Tamil.
Murgadoss is excited for his next Hindi directorial venture Akira, starring Sonakshi Sinha, Anurag Kashyap and Konkana Sen Sharma. The film will open in theatres on September 2.
Earlier, amid reports that Parineeti Chopra has been roped in for a southern film starring Mahesh Babu and directed by A.R. Murugadoss, the actress said that people should wait for her to announce details about her films instead of spreading rumours.
Asked if she is a part of any such film, Parineeti told “There have been too many rumours about the films that I am doing for the last one and a half years and they have always turned out to be false.” The 27-year-old actress, who has been named as the brand ambassador of ice-cream brand Vadilal, has requested people to wait for her announcements regarding her films.
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