Prabhas 21: Deepika Padukone to make her Telugu debut against Prabhas

By Rajan Nath -- July 19, 2020 12:07 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

In February 2020, Prabhas had announced that he will be featuring in a film helmed by Nag Ashwin. Meanwhile, the filmmakers have revealed that Bollywood megastar Deepika Padukone will be making her Telugu debut with this project.

The film which is tentatively titled Prabhas 21, is said to be a sci-fi flick. Vyjayanthi Network released a video with texts, "Throughout the years, we have had the privilege to work with some extraordinary women. Now, with pride, we welcome Deepika Padukone with Prabhas onto our 50-year journey. Bringing together India's biggest Superstars."

In a statement, the director Nag Ashwin said that he is very excited to see Deepika Padukone play this character. He also said that it is something that no mainstream lead has done before and will be a surprise for everyone.

The pairing of Deepika Padukone and Prabhas is one of the main highlights of the film and the story will carry in the hearts of the audience for years, Nag Ashwin said.

Nag Ashwin took to Twitter to announce that he needed a Queen to play the role of the female lead. His Telugu tweet was translated as, "We needed a Queen for our King. We took this decision after a lot of thought."

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Ashwin had further revealed that the shooting of this film will start by the end of 2020. However, there may be a change in schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film is slated to hit the theatres by the end of 2021.

-PTC News