Darshan is on the verge of completing his current assignment, the prestigious Kurukshetra, which happens to be his 50th film. Directed by Naganna, this period flick, based on the epic Mahabharata, is being bankrolled by Muniratna under his banner KCN Movies on a budget of Rs 150 crores making it the costliest film ever to be made in the history of the Kannada film industry.
With this film, which has a bevy of stars in the cast including Ambareesh, V Ravichandran, Arjun Sarja, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Sneha, Meghana Raj, P Ravi Shankar, Sonu Sood, Nikhil Gowda and Aditi Arya in pivotal roles, all set for release next month, Darshan is gearing up to move over to his next.
Reports are that his upcoming film has been titled Yajamana. Interestingly, this is the title of the blockbuster hit movie that had the icon of Sandalwood, Dr Vishnuvardhan in the lead role. Vishnuvardhan’s Yajamana was the remake of the Tamil movie Vanathai Pola, which was directed by Vikraman and produced by V Ravichandran under his banner Aascar Films.
Darshan’s Yajamana is all set to go on to the floors on the 19th of this month and the team headed by director Pon Kumar is getting all the arrangements for it done.
V Harikrishna has been roped in to compose music for this venture with Sirisha Kuduvalli signed up for cranking the camera. Yajamana will be bankrolled by popular producers in the Sandalwood B Suresha and Shylaja Nag. The film has Rashmika Mandanna and Tanya playing the female leads.
Darshan’s last film release was Tarak, which hit the silver screens late last year. This film was a hit and he is now looking forward for the release of Kurukshetra in which he plays Duryodhana. This magnum opus is getting ready for release on March 9.
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