The Villain is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films in the Kannada film industry this year. Directed by Prem, the film has Dr Shiva Rajkumar and Kiccha Sudeep sharing the screen space for the first time. While a major portion of the film has been shot already in India and abroad, the director has started to shoot the climax portions of The Villain.
According to an interesting piece of news doing the rounds, the director is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the intro songs for both the stars are out of the ordinary. While it is said that the intro song for Sudeep will be an expensive affair with the produces allocating a huge budget for this particular number, plans are on to rope in six leading ladies for Shiva Rajkumarâ€™s intro song. Apparently, the director is in talks with six top heroines in Sandalwood to shake a leg with the star and will be finalizing the star cast soon.
Produced by popular producer CR Manohar on a huge budget amounting to Rs. 55 crores, The Villain stars Amy Jackson as the female lead, making her debut in the Kannada film industry. The star cast also includes Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborthy in a pivotal role along with stars like Srikanth and Sruthi Hariharan. Reports are that the Hindi rights have already been sold out and its pre-release business is going on at a brisk pace.
The filmâ€™s technical crew includes Arjun Janya for music and Girish R. Gowda for cinematography. Reports are that the film is in its last leg of shooting with plans to release it on February 14th. An official word on this is expected to be out soon.