Nagesh Kukunoor, Nikhil to join hands for bilingual

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Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, best known for films such as “Dhanak”, “Iqbal” and “Hyderabad Blues”, and actor Nikhil Siddhartha are set to team up for a Hindi-Telugu bilingual, said a source.

“Last week, Nikhil met Nagesh in Mumbai for story narration. Nikhil loved what he heard. Both are really excited to collaborate but the official paper work is still pending. The makers plan to make everything official over the weekend,” a source close to Nikhil told IANS.

According to the source, the plan originally was to make the film in Telugu.

“Nikhil insisted that the film be made in Telugu. Since Nagesh is quite popular in Bollywood, it was decided unanimously that the project will be made in two languages. The makers are yet to begin casting process,” the source said.

Currently busy wrapping up Telugu actioner “Keshava”, Nikhil might commence work on the project later this year.

Though born and raised in Hyderabad, Kukunoor has predominantly made films in Hindi and English. This yet-untitled project will mark his Telugu debut.

–IANS

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