The much-hyped V, which was released on Amazon Prime Videos, became a successful film. Nani played as an antagonist for the first time in his 25th film V and said it is not anymore about just the hero or the villain as there is a slow shift towards grey roles.
Speaking to a leading daily about how actors are now playing grey shades in the film, Nani said, “Now, we are slowly forgetting about the hero or villain. We are slowly shifting towards greyer roles. It used to be black and white before. There used to be a bad and a good guy. Now it’s not like that (sic.)”
Nani further added up saying, “I think now even a hero will have flaws and even a villain will have some good qualities in him. So, I don’t think we can tag them like that anymore. The change is very clear and evident. I think the thought process is changing a little bit and actors are much more open to the grey roles than before (sic.)”
V is directed by Mohana Krishna Indraganti and features Nani as a ruthless killer, Sudheer Babu as a cop, Nivetha Thomas as a crime writer and Aditi Rao Hydari playing Nani’s love interest. V was released in four languages, which are Telugu, Tamil, Malayali and Kannada. This film also marked the third time collaboration between Nani and Mohan Krishna Indraganti after blockbuster films like Astha Chamma and Gentleman.