May 5, 2018
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says that his upcoming film
"Officer" has nothing to do with the Hollywood film "Taken".
"I once again want to clarify that ‘Officer' is nothing to do with ‘Taken' except for Nagarjuna playing a cop and having a daughter there's absolutely no similarity," Varma tweeted.
The director says he always saw Nagarjuna as an "intense action hero".
"I am so happy to see people loving him in this space," he added.
RGV has also directed Nagarjuna in films like "Antham", "Govinda Govinda" and "Drohi".
"Officer", a cop thriller brings the actor and director duo back together after a gap of over two decades. The film is slated for release on May 25.
"Taken", which released in 2008, is an action thriller film starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Katie Cassidy, Leland Orser, and Holly Valance
It revolves around an ex-Secret Service agent, whose teenage daughter is abducted by human traffickers while on a trip to Paris. With almost no information on her whereabouts, he travels to Paris to find and save her.