Friday, June 2, 2023

Saif Ali Khan says no to Jr NTR, Jahnvi Kapoor’s big-budget flick, NTR 30

Saif Ali Khan was reportedly going to be the antagonist in Jr NTR’s flick directed by Koratala Siva. Now, there are reports that he has refused the offer.

By Latha Srinivasan: Saif Ali Khan will be seen in Om Raut’s landmark film Adipurush with pan-Indian star Prabhas. The Omkara star was reportedly offered the Jr NTR film to be directed by Koratala Siva where he would be seen as the baddie. However, it looks like he has said no to the project, which will see Bollywood star Janhvi Kapoor make her South film debut. No reasons have been attributed to his decision but there is speculation that he may not want to sign on a South film at the moment.

When the initial teaser of Adiprush was released, there was a lot of flak from netizens about the quality of the content. Director Om Raut has apparently reworked some things and is trying to ensure that the VFX is top-notch in this project. The movie, which was initially supposed to release in January, has now been pushed to June.

Popular villain in South cinema, Prakash Raj, took to social media on March 23, to state that he was happy to be part of NTR 30. One is not sure if this was the same role offered to Saif Ali Khan.

Speaking at the launch of NTR 30, Koratala Siva stated, “I am working with Jr NTR for the second time after Janatha Garage. I am very fortunate to work with my brother again. Jahnvi is the female lead in this film. The film is set in the forgotten coastal lands of India. The men in these lands are closer to the beasts than human beings. They don’t fear Gods or death. What do they fear for? Let’s wait and see. It’s going to be a great emotional ride. I promise to my fans and everyone that this is going to be my best work ever.”

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