Prime Video on Wednesday confirmed that popular actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu will be starring alongside Varun Dhawan in the Indian installment of the 'Citadel' universe, which is the global-event series from Prime Video and the Russo Brothers’ AGBO. The untitled 'Citadel' series based out of India is being helmed by renowned creator duo Raj & DK (Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK), who are the showrunners and directors.
The local installment has been written by Sita R Menon, along with Raj & DK. Prime Video also confirmed that the production is currently underway in Mumbai. After this, the unit will head to North India and then onwards to international locales like Serbia and South Africa.
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As previously announced, Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas will star in the first-to-launch series within the 'Citadel' universe, which comes from the Russo Brothers’ AGBO along with David Weil (Hunters) and is set to premiere in 2023.
Alongside Madden and Chopra Jonas, the first-to-launch 'Citadel' series will also feature Stanley Tucci.
“We are elated to work with Samantha once again after The Family Man. Once we had the script down on paper, she was an obvious choice for this character. We couldn’t be happier to have her on board,” said creator duo Raj & DK in an official statement.
“We are thrilled to have started production on Citadel India. The first leg is being shot in India, before we move onwards to Serbia and South Africa. We have an amazing crew and a tremendously talented cast, which makes the creative process all the more exciting," the duo stated further.
“When Prime Video and Raj & DK approached me with this project, I decided to take it up in a heartbeat! After working with this team on The Family Man, it is homecoming for me,” said Samantha Ruth Prabhu.
“The Citadel universe, the interconnected storylines between the productions across the globe, and most importantly, the script of the Indian installment really excited me. I am thrilled to be a part of this brilliant universe conceptualised by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO. I am also looking forward to be working with Varun for the first time, on this project. He is someone who is full of life and cheer when you’re around him," she added.
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