Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many films are now planning for an OTT release. We hear that the theaters will not get opened for the next two to three months. Thus, many completed films are now looking for a direct digital release. It now looks like Akkineni Nagarjuna's upcoming movie Wild Dog is also joining this list.
According to the sources, the makers of Wild Dog are planning to release it directly on an OTT platform. Apparently, 80% of the shoot got completed. The makers planned to shoot the rest of the film in Thailand. But due to the pandemic, there are bleak chances of shooting abroad. Thus, the team is now thinking of shooting those sequences either on a green mat or by erecting a set in Annapurna Studios. It seems that Nagarjuna wants to finish the film in a single schedule. Hence, the film will mostly land on a digital platform by the end of this year.
Wild Dog is being directed by debutant Ahishir Solomon. It features Saiyami Kher and Dia Mirza in the other lead roles. This marks the debut of Dia Mirza into Telugu cinema. Nagarjuna is playing the role of encounter specialist Vijay Varma in the movie. This will be a full-on action thriller without any songs or unwanted tracks. It is being produced by Niranjan Reddy and Anvesh Reddy under the banner Matinee Entertainments. Shaniel Deo of Kshanam fame is handling the cinematography of it.