Chennai: Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who was last seen in Tamil actioner “Kaththi”, may soon be making his Telugu debut opposite “Baahubali” star Prabhas in his next yet-untitled project in the language.
The film will be helmed by 25-year old Sujeeth, who made a smashing debut last year with his Telugu hit “Run Raja Run”.
“Neil has been approached to play the antagonist. He was also narrated the story a few months ago as the project was originally supposed to go on floors in July. However, the shoot has been delayed because Prabhas is busy with ‘Baahubali 2’,” a source close to the director told IANS.
The source added that the project may take some more time to materialize.
“During the recent SIIMA awards, the director had met Neil and assured him that the project is being delayed but will soon happen,” the source said.
The film will be produced by Prabhas’ home production UV Creations, the banner which had also produced “Run Raja Run”.
Initially, model-turned-actor Kabir Duhan Singh was considered to play the baddie, but the makers have had a change of mind.