Kannada star Yash starrer KGF: Chapter 1 was one of the biggest hit films and the team is currently working on getting a sequel for it. Incidentally, a large part of the sequel was shot when KGF: Chapter 1 was shot and the team is now canning the remaining parts. The film stars Yash in the lead role and is paired with the heroine Srinidhi Shetty. The sequel is also being directed by Prashanth Neel and if the grapevine of the industry has anything to say, the makers are planning to release the film on January 14, 2021 on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
Shooting of the film resumed in the month of August and it became the first Pan-Indian film to begin shooting amidst a coronovirus epidemic. The producers are planning to shoot some scenes in Mysuru. The shooting is currently taking place on the beaches of Mangaluru, where Srinidhi has joined the schedule. Actor Yash finally joined the set and he took to Twitter to announce his joining the team. The waves cannot be stopped but you can learn to raise. After a long break. # Rocky set sail from today (sic), Yash tweeted.
The second chapter, which will also be released in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam, follows the journey of Rocky Bhai (Yash) as he becomes the king of a gold mine. The sequel stars two of Bollywood’s top actors Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon and Prakash Raj in pivotal roles. Sanjay Dutt will play the primary protagonist. The makers revealed that the impatient look was heavily inspired by the Vikings. Adhera’s character was never revealed in KGF: Chapter 1. The audience was only irritated by the character whose identity remained unknown until the end of the film.
For the sequel, Prakash Raj has been bought on board and reports have surfaced that he was brought in in exchange for veteran actor Anant Nag, who played the lead role of the narrator in the first part of KGF. In his latest interview to Cinema Express, director Neil confirmed that Prakash Raj has not replaced Anant Nag and has come on board to play a completely different character. Prakash Raj is definitely not a replacement for Anant Nag. She is a new entry and is a new character in the film.
The flick’s technical team includes music director Ravi Basroor, cinematographer Bhuvan Gowda and art director Shivkumar. While Yash and Srinidhi Shetty play the lead pair, the rest of the star cast includes Balakrishna, Anant Nag, Malavika Avinash, Saran Shakti, Achyut Kumar, Vashistha N. Singh, Prakash Raj and Rao Ramesh. Vijay Kiragandur is producing the project under his banner Hombley Films.