Nagarjuna confirms film with Mani Ratnam

Mumbai: Actor Nagarjuna has confirmed that he has signed a Telugu film to be directed by Mani Ratnam. He says he is getting ready for one of the biggest challenges in his career.

"Yes, I am doing a film with Mani Ratnam with Mahesh Babu and I in the lead. And it`s in Telugu. Mani gave me a 40-minute narration, and I was clean-bowled by what I heard," said Nagarjuna.

How was Ratnam persuaded to do a film away from native tongue Tamil?

"Actually, Mani has done another Telugu film `Geetanjali` with me. I guess I bring out the Andhra side of Mani," he said.

The details of the film are still being worked out. But Nagarjuna says it would be a very ambitious film.

"Mahesh and I are coming together for the first time. Audiences would expect something special. At the moment, I`m focusing on the release of my family film `Manam`, which stars my father, my son and me. It is a legacy left behind by my father for my fans. And I am the custodian of that legacy," said the actor.

Nagarjuna is the son of late legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, and father of young actor Akkineni Naga Chaitanya.