Akkineni Nagarjuna is slowly giving up on films as a solo hero and concentrating more on multi starers off recently. But the actor after Devadas seems to have taken a liking for period films. Except for Rajanna, Annamayya, Sri Ramadasu which are not majorly period films, Nagarjuna did not try a fully fledged period film like Sye Raa or Gautamiputra Satakarni till date.
But his next two films, in Hindi and Tamil are period dramas. Brahmastra (Hindi) has a period setting and it is also said to be a fantasy film. The movie is said to be a trilogy and the first part will release in Desember 2019. Nagarjuna is doing a special role besides Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan in the film. It is being directed by Ayan Mukherjee and produced by Karan Johar. Even Tamil movie in the direction of Dhanush is said to be a period film. In the movie he is acting in a role that is written for Rajni before.
Even he is being considered for Malayalam novel Rendamoozham adaptation by MT Vasudevan Nair, the writer. It is the Malayalam Mahabharata written from the point of view of Bheema. Well, the actor seems to have become a big choice for period dramas at least in other language films. He is yet to give go ahead to Rahul Ravindran or Kalyan Krishna Kurasala who are writing scripts for his next in Telugu.