Pawan Kalyan is all set to return to acting with a full-blown historical costume drama directed by period specialist Krish Jagarlamudi.
The film will not only be the costliest thus far in Pawan’s career, with an estimated budget of `150-170 crore, it will also showcase the actor in a number of intricate fight/action scenes.
Says a source, “Pawan has not done such slick Avengers/Marvel-style stunts before in his career. It is one thing to do the gimmicky action that Telugu cinema specialises in. But for him to carry off the Thor-Ironman kind of action, Pawan needs to seriously get into shape.”
The actor, who took a longish sabbatical from acting to concentrate on politics, is not in the best of shape physically speaking. “It was Krish who suggested that a fitter Pawan Kalyan would be more agile on screen. Pawan has already started on his weight-loss strategies,” says the source.