Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Tollywood actor Jr NTR turned 41 this year and fans have flooded social media with wishes for the 'man of masses' celebrating his birthday. Tarak was last seen in RRR and fans are eagerly waiting for his next. While fans are well aware that Jr NTR has teamed up with KGF fame Prashanth Neel for an action movie, tentatively titled #NTR31.

While fans are eagerly waiting for the updates, the makers on May 20 dropped a major update about the much-awaited flick.

Today, Mythri Movie Makers wished Jr NTR on his birthday and teased the update. As per the announcement, Neel and Jr NTR will commence shooting in August 2024.

The #NTRNEEL update streamed excitement among the fans waiting eagerly for the updates. However, several others raised questions about the update.

A fan pointed out that the makers had made a similar announcement last year claiming that the movie would go on floors in March 2024. Meanwhile, a couple of days ago, reports were abuzz that Neel will commence shooting of Salaar Part 2: Shouryanga Parvam with Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran in the second half of June. And the first schedule of shooting will be 15 days long.

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Given the reports, if Neel will be busy with Salaar 2 during June, how would he commence shooting with Jr NTR! 
The latest announcement from the makers has left many confused about Neel's intention to juggle the shooting of Salaar and NTR31.

A confused fan wrote, "What about most hyped pan world awaited Salaar2." (sic)
Another wrote, "#ntrneel Aug 2024 aithe. Mari Maa Salaar 2 Shooting Yeppudu Nunchi! (If NTR and Neel will shoot in August, when will Salaar 2’s shooting take place).”

Well, certain reports claim that the makers have targets to release NTR 31 in 2025. If the reports are anything to go by, Neel will expectedly commence shooting of Salaar 2 in June. Reportedly, a major chunk of Salaar 2 has already been shot and Neel won't take a long time for the sequel. After wrapping up Salaar 2 by August, he may kick off shooting with Jr NTR.

A couple of days ago, Malayalam actor Prithviraj dropped a hint about the 'unexpected crossover' of Salaar 2. A section of fans are hopeful that it will be a crossover of Salaar and KGF: Chapter 3, and a few others speculate that it will be Jr NTR-starrer. However, fans need to wait for an official confirmation from the filmmakers.

Notably, reports have been abuzz that NTR31 got a working title-Dragon. However, the makers haven't yet clarified about it.

Apart from #NTR31, Jr NTR also has Devara and War 2.

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