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Nagarjuna Completes Work On Alia Bhatt And Ranbir Kapoor Starrer Brahmastra; Remembers The Time Little Alia Would Visit The Sets Of Zakhm - EXCLUSIVE

From seeing Alia Bhatt as a little girl on the sets of Mahesh Bhatt's Zakhm to acting alongside her in Brahmastra, Nagarjuna speaks his heart out.

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Nagarjuna Completes Work On Alia Bhatt And Ranbir Kapoor Starrer Brahmastra; Remembers The Time Little Alia Would Visit The Sets Of  Zakhm - EXCLUSIVE
Telugu superstar Nagarjuna was glad when he signed Ayan Mukerjee’s Brahmastra. In an interview  to me  some time  ago he had said “Yes, I  am  doing  Brahmastra. It is  my first Hindi film in a  very long time.  I can’t remember when was  the last time I  did a  Hindi film. I think  it was Mahesh Bhatt’s Zakham.”

I reminded Nag that his last Hindi  film was J P Dutta’s  LOC in 2003, and Nag’s  memory  was  nudged. “Oh yes, LOC. But that was a brief role, though a  lot of fun to do. Zakham was my last full-fledged  role in a Hindi film.  I still remember  Alia Bhatt as a  child on Bhatt saab’s set. Now I am working with her in  Brahmastra. How time flies!”

Back then just before he  left for  the shooting of Brahmastra  Nag was looking forward to working with the entire Brahmastra team. “Except Amitji(Bachchan) with whom I’ve worked  in  Khuda Gawah, they are all  new to me .I’m working for the first time  with Karan  Johar, (director) Ayan Mukerjee, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor.”

The  actor who has in the past shone in  Hindi films  like Angaaray, Criminal and  Zakham  sounded  a bit surprised at  being offered  a major Hindi film at this stage  of his career. “My career in Andhra keeps me  busy. I’ve not shown any inclination to do a Hindi film, though I’m open to doing films in any language if  the set-up is good.Brahmastra was  impressive from the moment it came  to me. I said  yes immediately and now here I am  on  my way to shoot for it. I am looking forward  to it.”

When  I  had asked   him  about his role  in  Brahmastra Nag  had said, “I am not supposed to say much. To be honest, I’m not very sure of the extent of my role. But  it’s a pivotal part.And they  probably thought  of me because the role suits my personality.”

Nag was  discernibly proud of his daughter-in-law   Samantha Akkineni  and very protective  of her. “She has fitted  into the family without any effort.Actually even before she married my son she had become  part  of our family. Marriage  just meant a shift of residence for her. Otherwise  everything is  the same.”

For Nag, his son’s happiness is  paramount. “What I find very reassuring is  that even  after marriage my son and Samantha are just as much in love as they were before.You can see that adoring  look in their eyes  for each other.”

A family  film featuring Nag, his two sons and daughter-in-law  is  definitely on  the anvil.“But for that I’ve to find the right script. It has  to be the  perfect story that does justice to all of us.The search is on,” says Nagarjuna.

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