Actor Vijay Deverakonda has started shooting for his next film with director Puri Jagannadh, the makers announced on Monday.

Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta of Dharma Productions have joined the as-yet-untitled project.

This will be a pan India film to be made in Hindi and all south Indian languages, a press release issued by the makers said.

Deverakonda, best known for films such as Arjun Reddy and Dear Comrade underwent rigorous training and flew to Thailand to learn mixed martial arts and other fight forms.

Actors Ramya Krishnan, Ronit Roy, Vishu Reddy, Aali and Getup Srinu are also part of the cast.

The film, presented by Dharma, billed as an actioner will be jointly produced by Jagannadh, Johar, Mehta and Charmme Kaur.