Nagarjuna Akkineni's second-look from Ahishor Solomon's Wild Dog released on his birthday

Akkineni Nagarjuna’s next film Wild Dog is one of the most awaited films from Tollywood for the year.

Directed by Ahishor Solomon, the film’s shoot was in progress when the pandemic hit. 70% of the shoot has been wrapped up and the rest is to be canned once it’s safe to do so. On lead actor Nagarjuna’s birthday today, the filmmakers have come up with an interesting poster to wish him. This is Nagarjuna’s second-look from the film, which sees him play an ‘encounter specialist’, an NIA officer.

What’s interesting is that the poster also introduces the other team members of Wild Dog. The characters of Ali Reza, Saiyami Kher and more are introduced in the poster as NIA and RAW agents. It also introduces a few more characters from the NIA agency. Nagarjuna will be named ACP Vijay Varma in the film. His character is touted to have a tendency to deal with criminals severely.

Wild Dog is reportedly based on true incidents, with the film seeing Nagarjuna play a character he has never played before. While Nagarjuna has played police officers before, this is the first time he’s playing an NIA agent. Dia Mirza plays the female lead in the film that sees Saiyami Kher play a crucial role.

Talking to Hyderabad Times about the film, Saiyami Kher said, “I have always wanted to be part of an action film because I played sports in school. That dream will finally come true with Wild Dog. I have even trained in Mumbai to learn mixed martial arts for the film. And let me tell you, it’s not easy! I’ve done horse riding before but this is an out-and-out action film and I’m very excited for it. I will even train with David Ismalone of Fast and Furious fame, which makes it all the more thrilling.”

This production venture of Matinee headed by Niranjan Reddy and Anvesh Reddy has dialogues penned by Kiran Kumar and Shaneil Deo is overseeing cinematography.