Telugu actor Ravi Teja seems to be on a signing spree. The actor, who is currently busy with the shooting of "Kick 2," has committed to two more projects.
While reports have already confirmed that the actor will be seen in Sampath Nandi's "Bengal Tiger", the latest we hear is that he has also agreed to star in the remake of critically-acclaimed Hindi film, "Special 26."
"Special 26", starring Akshay Kumar and Kajal Aggarwal, was directed by Neeraj Pandey. The film, which is based on a real-life incident, received positive response from the audience and fared well at the box office.
Actor-producer Thyagarajan recently acquired the South Indian rights of "Special 26." His son and actor Prashanth will reportedly be playing the lead in the Tamil version of the film, while Ravi Teja will be reprising Akshay's role in the Telugu version.
"The Telugu-Tamil producer Thyagarajan who is actor Prashanth's father has bought the South Indian rights for two notable Hindi films Vikas Behl's 'Queen' and Neeraj Pandey's 'Special 26'. He wants me to play Akshay Kumar's role in the Telugu version of 'Special 26'," Ravi was quoted as saying by IANS.
The actor has stated that the Telugu version of the film will be different from the original version.
"'Special 26' was a raw and real film. It is very different from what Akshay usually does. I can't afford to be different. My fans would never forgive me. Audience like me doing action and comedy. I am a jovial person from childhood and so I remain. I like to laugh my way through my work. And that attitude reflects in my roles," said Ravi.
Ravi Teja is working on "Kick 2," the second film in the "Kick" franchise directed by Surender Reddy. The film's shooting is underway and is expected to be completed soon.
After "Kick 2" is wrapped up, Ravi Teja will be commencing his work on Sampath Nandi's "Bengal Tiger". "Special 26" is expected to go on floors after the actor completes these two projects.
Details about the film's director, cast and crew are yet to be announced.