After winning hearts in Telugu filmdom with films such as Pellichoopulu and the path-breaking Arjun Reddy, actor Vijay Deverakonda is all set to test his luck in Tamil filmdom with his next project Nota, directed by Irumugan fame Anand Shankar.
In March, the project was officially launched in Chennai and it was announced that the film will be shot over the course of two months and that the team would aim for a year-end release. Mehreen Pirzada, seen in films such as Raja The Great and Nenjil Thunivirunathal, has been finalised as the leading lady.
On Thursday, Anand Shankar took to his Twitter page to let the world know how talented Deverakonda is. The star apparently stunned the entire unit by crunching three-page Tamil dialogues in a single take.
It’s worth mentioning that Vijay doesn’t know the language and he’s learning Tamil to dub his own lines for the project.
“Vijay Deverakonda just performed 1 3 page intense Tamil dialogue scene in one take. Sathyaraj sir and all my other artists stunned. We finished shoot early today. Vijay Deverakonda is amazing,” Anand tweeted on Thursday evening.
Tipped to be a political thriller, 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 went on to add at the film launch: "Post the success of Pellichoopulu, I 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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