The science-fiction series Citadel’s Indian spinoff does definitely feature Varun Dhawan as its lead actor. In addition to announcing that filming will start in January 2023, the show’s creators, the Russo Brothers, posted the first image of Varun’s character on social media on Tuesday. As showrunners and directors of the next series, Raj & DK will draw on their prior experience working with Prime Video on the popular The Family Man series.
The directors posted on their combined Instagram account, saying, “We are thrilled to officially announce that we will be bringing you the Indian installment of the Citadel universe. The local Original spy series will start filming in January 2023.” In the image that accompanied the post, Varun was seen gazing intently into the camera while wearing a black T-shirt and a brown jacket. The Taj Mahal hotel and the Mumbai coastline can be seen in the distance.
In a statement, Varun discussed the unveiling of his web series, “Citadel is an exceptionally ambitious and exciting franchise, and to be part of this magnificent universe, conceptualised by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO and Jennifer Salke, is a landmark moment in my career. I have been a big fan of their work and I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this project, and can’t wait to start shooting it.”
Raj and DK also said in a statement, “We are super excited to be a part of this global event series envisioned by the Russo Brothers, two very inspiring filmmakers and creators; along with our long-time partners Prime Video. We are especially looking forward to working with the versatile and dynamic Varun. We’ve worked very hard collaborating with the other international teams to bring a unique interwoven universe to our audiences. Along with a sparkling cast, we hope to push the boundaries of storytelling with Citadel India.”