Anand Shankar’s Nota marks the Tamil debut of Vijay Deverakonda, who is currently basking in the phenomenal success of Geetha Govindam. He plays a politician in upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual political thriller Nota, which is gearing up for release on October 5.
On Tuesday, the film’s director Anand Shankar revealed that filmmaker AR Murugadoss has shot for a brief role in the film. Anand took to Twitter and wrote: “What a pleasurable moment! I was the director for my director who was today, the actor.” It’s worth mentioning that Anand was Murugadoss’s assistant in Thuppakki.
In March, the project was officially launched in Chennai. Mehreen Pirzada, seen in films such as Raja The Great and Nenjil Thunivirunathal, plays the leading lady. Being bankrolled by Studio Green, Deverakonda agreed to do a bilingual for the love of Tamil audiences. “For all the love people from Tamil Nadu have given me, let me tell them that they’ll see my performance in my own voice. I can guarantee it. Tamil audiences love made me want to go bilingual,” he said during the film’s launch.
He went on to add that post the success of Pellichoopulu, he received a lot of offers from Tamil industry. "I told myself I won’t do a Tamil film unless I know the language. If I want to do it, I want to do it perfectly. Producer Gnanavel Raja brought me this offer and was after me to give it a listen. Even though I wasn’t too keen on doing a Tamil, I decided to listen to the script for his sake. When I heard it the first time, it was after a tiring day of shoot and I remember telling Anand that he should narrate it again on a day when I’m not so tired and feeling zoned out. He agreed and we met after a week and this time when I heard the script, I immediately jumped at the opportunity.”
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