Project K marks the first collaboration between Deepika Padukone and Prabhas.
Project K, starring Prabhas and Deepika Padukone, has been making headlines since its announcement. Recently, Amitabh Bachchan was injured on his set.
Prabhas’ next film, Project K, seems to be in trouble! Recently, its producer Ashwini Dutt criticized the Andhra Pradesh government for not taking over the prestigious Nandi Awards, which recognize excellence in Telugu film, theater and television. According to Telugu media, the state government has not announced a Nandi award for over four years.
Dutt was speaking at a special event where lead producer Adiseshagiri Rao announced the re-release of superstar Krishna’s Mosagallaku Mosagallu. After the event, Mirchi9.com asked Adiseshagiri Rao about any efforts to convince the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to take over the Nandi awards or have a memorial award in the name of superstar Krishna. Dutt, who was also present at the event, made controversial comments.
“The current season is different. These days they will give out prizes for best Goonda and best Rowdy. Days will come when films will be awarded prizes. We will have that time more than 2-3 years from now. Then we will all have rewards,” the producer said. Adiseshagiri Rao echoed a similar sentiment. “After the fork, Nandi awards became moot. Probably, they should come up with new names as state awards. The governments of Andhra and Telangana are not interested. The film industry goes without saying. Previously, there was some value for government awards, but there is no longer any value,” the senior producer said.
According to reports, Project K is based on Indian legend Mahabharata with World War III in the background. It is learned that Amitabh Bachchan will play a role similar to Aswathama and Prabhas will play the role in Shadows of Karna in the Mahabharata.
In an earlier chat with India Today, producer Ashwini Dutt revealed that Project K revolves around the modern avatar of Vishnu. He added: “It will be a very graphic film. It’s been five months since we started working on the graphics and it will continue throughout the year. We have completed about 70% of the filming so far.” However, Dutt’s recent comments against the Andhra government could cause problems for his film, according to several outlets.
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