Kiccha Sudeep is busy with the number of films across languages and he is likely to team up with producer Manjunath Gowda and director Anup Bhandari. Reports are that Anup has floored the star with an impressive script, so much so, that Sudeep has decided to shelve Billa Ranga Baashaa, which was announced earlier. The groundwork for this new film is on and an official announcement is expected soon.
Meanwhile, Sudeep is gearing up for the release of Phailwan, which is in the final stages of production. Phailwan, which has been in the making for a long time, will hit the marquee on August 8, confirm sources. Produced and directed by S Krishna, this film marks their collaboration for the second time after the massive success of Hebbuli. Incidentally, S Krishna will be making his debut as a producer with Phailwan under his banner RRR Productions. Sudeep plays a boxer and wrestler in this flick and this being his first ever sports drama, he underwent a lot of training to learn the nuances of the martial arts. The actor flew down to Thailand where he underwent rigorous training under the guidance of some experts. Arjun Janya has been roped in to compose the tunes for Phailwan while Karunakar will be cranking the camera.
Another movie starring Sudeep will be releasing this year is the Kannada film Kotigobba 3. While Sudeep himself has penned Kotigobba 3, the movie being directed by debutant Shiva Karthik. Arjun Janya is composing music for this venture while Shekar Chandru is handling the camera. Madonna Sebastian will be playing the female lead in this flick with Bollywood actor Aftab Shivdasani in an important role. This film is scheduled to hit the screens on November 1 this year, which is celebrated as the Rajayotsava Day in Karnataka.
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