Adivi Sesh and Shruti Haasan are set to star in an upcoming mega pan-India action drama, makers announced on Tuesday, December 12. The title of the massive feature, which has been kept under wraps for now, will mark Adivi Sesh’s second Hindi film outing after his 2022 acclaimed blockbuster biopic Major, which featured him as Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. Interestingly, Shruti and Adivi has previously featured together in 2013 action comedy Balupu.
To carefully guard crucial details of the project but tease what is in store just enough, the makers plan to drop several assets of the film–including character posters and title reveal–in the coming days to introduce the audience to the world of the much-awaited film. The mega project is produced by Supriya Yarlagadda, presented by Annapurna Studios and directed by Shaneil Deo.
The film will mark the feature directorial debut of Shaneil, who was born and raised in the United States. The budding filmmaker has previously served as the Director of Photography for several Telugu blockbusters including Kshanam and Goodachari, which were headlined by Adivi Sesh. He also directed the acclaimed coming of age short, Layla, that was officially selected for the Cannes Film Festival.
“Every frame, dialogue and scene of the film is being shot separately in Hindi as well as in Telugu. It is being treated differently according to the cultural nuances of each language,” the makers confirmed in a statement.
The film is co-produced by Suniel Narang, with Adivi Sesh and Shaneil Deo also sharing story and screenplay credits. Further details about the project will be revealed soon.