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Tabu likely to play Allu Arjun’s mother in Trivikram’s next film


While an official confirmation is awaited regarding Tabu being signed, reliable sources have confirmed that she has already given her nod.

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Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actress Tabu, who has starred in nearly half a dozen Telugu projects over the years, is set to return to Telugu filmdom after a decade. Last seen opposite Nandamuri Balakrishna in Pandurangadu over 11 years ago in 2008, Tabu is most likely to be seen playing Allu Arjun’s mother in his next outing with Trivikram Srinivas.

While an official confirmation is awaited regarding Tabu being signed, reliable sources have confirmed she has already given her nod.

Tentatively titled Naana Nenu, the project marks the third time collaboration of Trivikram and Arjun after movies such as Julayi (2012) and S/O Satya Murty (2015). It is slated to go on the floors on 6 April on the occasion of Ugadi festival.

It is learnt that Trivikram had two options in his mind. It’s always been his desire to work with Tabu and he had planned to approach actress Nadiya if the former had turned down the offer.

Not much is known about the genre of the project yet. However, reports have emerged that this film is reportedly based on the Hollywood film The Invention of Lying. Written and directed by the team of Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson, the film revolved around a man with the ability to lie in a world where people could only speak the truth.

On the eve of New Year, the project was officially announced when Allu Arjun took to Twitter and wrote: “I have been waiting to announce this officially. My Next film #AA19 is with Trivikram garu. Produced by Allu Arvind & Radhakrishna garu.”

Arjun also has a project with filmmaker Sukumar in the offing. Currently dubbed as AA20, the film will go on the floors later this year.