Nagarjuna mulls film institute in the South

MUMBAI: Telugu star Nagarjuna is in plans to set up a film institute down South. According to him, this is a way of giving back to the industry that has made him what he is today and see it scale great heights in future.

"Unfortunately, down South, we don‘t have a film school like the one in Mumbai. So the gap has to be filled and I am looking more at the quality aspect; hence this project has come up. After all these years in the industry, I have seen there is no proper channel or guidance here if one wants to make a career in this trade," he has been quoted in media reports.

The 51-year-old actor is a qualified engineer from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the US from where he did his masters. But since he was inspired by acting a lot, he took a plunge into showbiz. Moreover, he had an inspiration at home from his actor-producer father Nageswara Rao.

Nagarjuna has over two decades in the film industry and more than 70 movies to his credit. His acting journey began with Madhusudan Rao‘s 1986 film Vikram after which he not only became a big name in the South but also did a few Bollywood projects like Criminal, Giraftari, Robbery, Agni Varsha, Angaarey, LOC Kargil and the country’s first 3D film Shiva among others.

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