Filmmaker Ram Gopala Varma, popular known as RGV, on Tuesday announced he will be joining hands with actor Akkineni Nagarjuna after two decades for a yet-untitled Telugu "realistic action" film.
The duo had previously worked together in critically-acclaimed Telugu films Shiva and Govinda Govinda.
"I am extremely excited that I am doing a film with Nagarjuna after nearly 25 years but contrary to some uninformed media speculations, this new film is nothing to do with 'Shiva', neither in character nor in story content," Varma posted on his Facebook page.
He went on to add: "It's a very different but an extremely realistic action film set against a story such as neither me nor Nagarjuna has ever done before."
Varma said he hopes he lives up to the expectations.
Nagarjuna gave the Rangeela director his directorial break with Shiva, which is even today considered a game changer in Telugu filmdom.
On the career front, Nagarjuna awaits the release of Telugu horror-comedy Raju Gari Gadhi 2, while Varma is gearing up for Lakshmi's NTR, a biopic on actor and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Nandamuri Taraka Rao (NTR), from the perspective of his second wife.
NTR married Lakshmi Parvathi in 1993 after his first wife, Basavatarakam, died in 1985. Balakrishna is one of the 12 offsprings that NTR and his first wife had.
With RGV wanting to make NTR’s biopic based on his second wife’s view, it naturally did not go well with the Nandamuri clan.
Reports suggest that Balakrishna is completely irked by RGV’s behaviour but has decided not to come out with any statements regarding the project for a while.
In fact, the actor was reportedly in the process of collecting information from film personalities and other family members so that the biopic would be an interesting to watch.