Owing to popular to demand, actor Akkineni Nagarjuna will once again return to the small screen for the third season of the highly popular television show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, which is the Telugu version of Kaun Banega Crorepati.Returning after two successful seasons, Nagarjuna is expected to start shooting for the third season from October. “I’m expected to shoot for 60 episodes. The dates are still being worked out,” said Nagarjuna, who considers hosting the show a life-altering experience.
“It gave me an opportunity to touch people’s hearts. As actors, we just entertain but it was through this show, I brought smiles on the faces of so many contestants. I’ll always cherish that more than the success I enjoy as a star. To be the reason for somebody’s happiness, which happened via this show, is a feeling I can’t quite express in words,” he said. Having recently confirmed that he would make a special appearance in his home production Nirmala Convent, which would be the launchpad for Srikanth’s son Roshan in the Telugu film industry, Nag is currently busy shooting for the yet-untitled southern remake of French drama, The Intouchables and romantic-drama Soggade Chinni Nayana. He confirmed that he’ll wrap up these projects by the first week of October. “Soggade Chinni Nayana will be wrapped up by September 20. The bilingual project with Karthi should be completed by the end of the same month,” he said.
He also added that he plans to collaborate with veteran filmmaker K. Raghavendra Rao, with whom he has worked in films such as Annamayya and Shirdi Sai, for a devotional drama and an action flick.