'HHVM’ producer called it a “proper pan-Indian movie” which will do better in the NorthAM Rathnam is bankrolling Pawan Kalyan’s upcoming period drama film Hari Hara Veera Mallu (HHVM). The duo have collaborated on the 2001 cult classic Kushi and again in 2006 for the movie Bangaram. AM Rathnam recently spoke about his latest production and called it a “proper pan-Indian movie.” He compared it to Bharateeyudu and remarked, “Some subjects demand that they should be watched by all people. I am sure more than the South; ‘HHVM’ will do well in North India.” He further explained that, the audience from North India will be able to connect with the subject of the movie better than those from the South. The period drama is set during the Mughal era. Bollywood actor Bobby Deol has been roped in to play the role of emperor ‘Aurangzeb.’Rathnam also spoke in depth about the multiple delays in the shooting of ‘HHVM’, “Vakeel Saab and Bheemla Nayak were remakes, so they needed lesser time when compared to ‘HHVM’.” He also added that COVID-19 caused a lot of disruptions, “He (Pawan) was also down with COVID-19… At times, we couldn’t get dates of other actors due to the pandemic. But it’s a film which can’t be shot continuously because of the massive set work.”The producer also spilled some beans on the action sequences in the movie, “We shot a sequence recently and it came out extraordinary. For the film, Kalyan garu has done action that he has never done before.” ‘Hari Hara Veera Mallu’ will be released in 2023. ‘Kushi’ is slated for a re-release on 31 December, as a New Year bonanza for Pawan fans. Moving forward, Rathnam is keen on making a sequel to his 2004 gangbuster flick 7/G Brindavan Colony.