As we reported earlier, Deepika Padukone has been signed as the female lead opposite Prabhas in a film tentatively titled Prabhas21. The film is touted to be a futuristic sci-fi thriller set against the backdrop of an imaginary third world war. As per the latest buzz, Deepika Padukone will be charging Rs 20 crores for Prabhas21. This paycheque is the highest ever for any Indian actress till date for an Indian film.
Nag Ashwin is helming megaphone for this project. The script work has been completed recently, and the director is busy finalizing the actors. Vyjayanthi Movies is bankrolling this project. The film will go on floors in April next year, with an expected release in 2022. Touted to be a Pan-India venture, the film is said to have an international crew and will be made on a budget of more than 400 crores. MM Keeravani is on board to score the music for the film.