Director Venkat Prabhu’s next project is NC22, a bilingual Tamil-Telugu film starring Naga Chaitanya and Krithi Shetty. On Friday, the creators announced that Arwind Swami, Priyamani, Vennela Kishore, Sarath Kumar, Premi Vishwanath, Premgi, Sampath Raj and Priyamani have joined the film’s cast.
With the announcement of this strong ensemble line-up, NC22 becomes one of the most expensive projects under Chaitanya’s direction.
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NC22 marks Venkat Prabhu’s directorial debut in the Telugu film industry. The film’s music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and his son, Yuvaan Shankar Raja.
The film is funded by Srinavasaa Silver Screen and presented by Pavan Kumar. It was recently reported that filming of the film has halted in Karnataka. According to a News 18 report, locals protested a bar-like set near a temple in Melukote and called on the creators to stop filming. The sets are said to have been taken down after the protests. However, the creators of NC22 have yet to respond to the incident.
Naga Chaitanya last appeared on the big screen in his Hindi debut, Laal Singh Chaddha. The film, titled Aamir Khan, was the Hindi remake of the Oscar-winning Hollywood film Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks. In the Hindi adaptation, Chaitanya played the role of Balaraju Bodi.