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Nagarjuna completes shooting for Wild Dog in the Himalayas

Wild Dog, directed by newcomer Abishor Solomon, sees the actor play an officer of the National Investigation Agency.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Nagarjuna revealed today that he had completed shooting for the Telugu film Wild Dog.

Wild Dog, which was being shot in the Himalayas over the past couple of weeks, sees Nagarjuna play an officer of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The film also stars Saiyami Kher, Alia Reza and Mayank Parakh.

“Heading home after wrapping up my work for Wild Dog! Feeling sad as I say goodbye to my talented team and the Himalayas (sic),” Nagarjuna tweeted.

Due to this project, which was directed by newcomer Abishor Solomon, Nagarjuna couldn’t be part of the Telugu version of Bigg Boss for two weeks. His daughter-in-law, actress Samantha Akkineni, filled in for him as special host.

The title and first-look poster of Wild Dog were unveiled by the makers last December. Back then, Nagarjuna had shared his excitement about the project in a tweet.

“Excited to be part of a true-life inspired drama after a long time. Playing an NIA officer. New age technicians and new format filmmaking. One never stops learning. 2020 is going to be exciting (sic),” the star had tweeted.

The first-look poster of the film was in the form of a newspaper clipping whose headline read: 'Encounter in city; 6 dead. Police or wild dog?'

Wild Dog is bankrolled by Matinee Entertainment and the makers are yet to officially reveal the rest of the cast and crew.

Nagarjuna has high hopes for this project after the debacle of Manmadhudu 2 (2019), which was panned by critics and audiences alike.

Nagarjuna also has a Tamil project, Dhanush’s second directorial venture, in the pipeline. He was roped in to play a pivotal role. However, rumours now say the project has been shelved.