Samantha Ruth Prabhu has been paired opposite Varun Dhawan in Russo Brothers’ Citadel, which is helmed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK. This is Varun’s first and Samantha’s second collaboration with Raj and DK. It was previously revealed that the lead actors for Citadel will play a part in some intense action scenes and train in martial arts as part of their preparation. On this eagerly anticipated project, there are now some fresh developments. According to sources, Samantha and Varun will begin their action training at the end of August, and the makers plan to get a Hollywood director for the action scenes.
A source close to the film revealed, “Both Varun and Samantha are required to have a toned physique for Citadel and have already started working on it. Meanwhile, they will start their martial arts training in August-end, while the show is expected to roll by September-end or early October. The training will go on for around a month’s time. Raj and DK are currently in the process of fine-tuning the script and will start with the casting process for the supporting team in August. The makers are also getting a Hollywood action director on board to choreograph the massive fight sequences for the show.” The show will begin in Mumbai and thereafter be filmed in several Eastern European nations.
Meanwhile, Samantha is waiting for the release of her upcoming film Yashoda which is slated to hit theatres on August 12. She will also appear on the famous talk show Koffee with Karan along with Akshay Kumar. Varun Dhawan will be next seen in the horror-comedy Bhediya starring Kriti Sanon.