After it was revealed that she would be starting the Citadel filming, Samantha Ruth Prabhu expressed her apologies to Vijay Deverakonda’s fans. Last year, the actress was filming for Kushi with Vijay, but the production was put on hold after she was diagnosed with myositis. Fans expected Samantha and Vijay to finish Kushi while she spent months focusing on her health. She did, however, start working again on Varun Dhawan’s and Raj and DK’s Citadel.
Following the announcement of the shoot commencement, Samantha was replying to a series of tweets when a fan asked her an update on Kushi. “#Kushi will resume very soon .. my apologies to @TheDeverakonda fans @ShivaNirvana @MythriOfficial,” she tweeted.
Shiva Nirvana, the film’s director, added on Tuesday that Kushi’s filming will soon continue. Shiva announced on Twitter that the “#khushi regular shoot will shortly begin. Everything is going to look beautiful”. Along with Jayaram, Sachin Khedekar, Murali Sharma, Lakshmi, Ali, Rohini, Vennela Kishore, Rahul Ramakrishna, Srikanth Iyengar, and Saranya, Kushi is produced by Mythri Movie Makers. Hesham Abdul Wahab, known for his work on Hridayam, composed the movie’s music.
On Wednesday, Raj and DK revealed Samantha had joined the Citadel chapter in India. Sita R. Menon, Raj, and DK collaborated to write the Citadel chapter for the local market. While the show is currently being produced in Mumbai, the team will shortly travel to North India to begin filming. They will then film in South Africa and Serbia after this.
“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 and added, “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 even more exciting.”