EXCLUSIVE: Nagarjuna Akkineni is taking a small break 'on purpose' post The Ghost; Actor reveals why
Nagarjuna Akkineni was recently seen in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra Part One: Shiva with Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy.
After Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, Nagarjuna Akkineni is now gearing up for his upcoming Telugu action-thriller, The Ghost, which will be unveiled on October 5, 2022. Now, in an exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla, the actor reveals that he plans to take a small sabbatical post the release of this Praveen Sattaru directorial. “After The Ghost, what I have done is, on purpose I have taken a sabbatical,” says the Manam actor.
He further adds, “In the sense, The Ghost and Brahmastra were accepted before Covid. But after Covid, I have realised that there is a lot of change in people’s taste. So I would really want to kind of take it easy this year, and don’t want any more releases in 2022. I think we need another six months more time to understand what people are coming to theatres for, and what they are going for OTT. So when the scripts are coming, I have to decide - ‘Okay, this we should keep for OTT, because I am open to doing OTT films too, and this we should do a theatrical release’. I am trying to figure it out.”
Nagarjuna Akkineni elaborates, “At one point I had said, I will do what I feel like but no, those days are gone. You have to start thinking. So I said till the end of this year I don’t want to go to a set to start shooting.”
Meanwhile his recent release, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva has done well at the box-office. Besides Nagarjuna Akkineni, the fantasy action-adventure film also features Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy in pivotal roles.