Multi-starrer is the trending concept in Telugu cinema these days, the biggest one in the recent past being Baahubali 2. With a magnanimous star cast of Rana Daggubati, Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia, the film was a tremendous success worldwide. Back in the 60s and 70s, there were numerous multi-starrer films with actors like Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao and many others. These films were successful outings for not just the actors, but the producers as well. This multi-starrer trend is catching up again in Tollywood.
Buzz in Telugu film circles is that Akkineni Nagarjuna and Natural Star Nani will be teaming up for a film, and soon an official announcement will be made. Nagarjuna is known for experimenting and encouraging newcomers in the film. It was his support to Ram Gopal Varma that made him the maverick filmmaker he is today.
Nagarjuna is currently occupied with his work on Raju Gari Gadhi 2 which is being shot in Hyderabad currently. The film also has Samantha Ruth Prabhu in an important role. Nagarjuna also has a couple of other projects in the pipeline and soon an official announcement regarding this is expected.
Nani, on the other hand, will kickstart his project with Venu Sriram which is titled MCA. The film is being produced by Dil Raju again. Nani has an upcoming release in Ninnu Kori which also features Nivetha Thomas and Aadi Pinisetty. Ninnu Kori is directed by new entrant Shiva Nirvana. The story and the screenplay of Ninnu Kori are by renowned writer Kona Venkat, who is also a co-writer for Sridevi’s MOM.