'Yes I Am Doing Karan Johar's Film,' Nagarjuna Confirms Brahmastra

'Yes I Am Doing Karan Johar's Film,' Nagarjuna Confirms Brahmastra

The last time the Tollywood superstar Nagarjuna did a Hindi film was in 2003!
'Yes  I Am Doing  Karan  Johar's Film,' Nagarjuna Confirms Brahmastra

Nagarjuna’s career  is  going great guns. While his  new Telugu film to be directed by newcomer Sriram Adittya is  on  the floors, Nagarjuna has taken off to Europe for a  ten-day shooting  of his first Hindi film in  15 years. Just before his departure Nagarjuna spoke exclusively to this writer. “Yes, I  am  doing  Brahmastra. It is  my first Hindi film in a  very long time.  I can’t remember when was  the last time I  did a  Hindi film. I think  it was Mahesh Bhatt’s Zakham.”

When reminded that his last Hindi  film was J P Dutta’s  LOC in 2003, Nag’s  memory is nimbly nudged. “Oh yes, LOC. But that was a brief role, though a  lot of fun to do. Zakham was my last full-fledged  role in a Hindi film.  I still remember  Alia Bhatt as a  child on Bhatt saab’s set. Now I am working with her in  Brahmastra. How time flies!”

Nag is looking forward to working with the entire Brahmastra team. “Except Amitji(Bachchan) with whom I’ve worked  in  Khuda Gawah, they are all  new to me .I’m working for the first time  with Karan  Johar, (director) Ayan Mukerjee, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor.”

The actor who has in the past shone in  Hindi films  like Angaaray, Criminal and  Zakham  sounds a bit surprised at  being offered  a major Hindi film at this stage  of his career. “My career in Andhra keeps me  busy. I’ve not shown any inclination to do a Hindi film, though I’m open to doing films in any language if  the set-up is good. Brahmastra was  impressive from the moment it came  to me. I said  yes immediately and now here I am  on  my way to shoot for it. I am looking forward  to it.”

Ask him  about his role and he says, “I am not supposed to say much. To be honest, I’m not very sure of the extent of my role. But  it’s a pivotal part. And they  probably thought  of me because the role suits my personality.”