Sandalwood
Titled tentatively as 'My Name is Kirataka', the film will be set in Mandya region just as its prequel.
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Sandalwood star Yash is almost done with the shooting of his upcoming film KGF. Reports are that he is shooting for a song sequence and will be moving over to the sequel to Kirataka.

The film will start rolling from this month end onwards with a possibility of hitting the silver screens later this year. Titled tentatively as My Name is Kirataka, the film will be set in Mandya region just as its prequel.

Sources in the know say that a major portion of the film will shot in Mandya and Mysuru areas besides some in Dubai. Director Anil, who had donned the director’s robes for Rambo 2, will be helming the project as its director.

Nandita Shwetha has been signed up to play Yash’s love interest in My Name is Kirataka. Incidentally, the actor made her acting debut with the Kannada movie Nanda Loves Nandita following which her screen name ‘Nandita’ got prefixed to her real name.

She has been quoted by The New Indian Express as saying, "To be working opposite Yash, in a film directed by Anil Kumar, and a sequel to Kirataka, made under Jayanna Combines, is an overwhelming moment,”

After her debut in Sandalwood, she did not get an opportunity to act in a Kannada film though she had carved a niche for herself in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. On roping her in for the role, sources say that both hero Yash and director Anil felt that she would be the apt choice.

Nandita Shwetha, on the other hand, was also impressed with the role she was offered and immediately hopped onboard. My Name is Kirataka will be bankrolled by Jayanna-Bhogendra under the banner Jayanna Combines.

It may be noted here that Kirataka, a 2011 release, was directed by Pradeep Raj. The film starred Yash and Oviya as the lead pair. A comic caper, the film was a good box office.

Nandita's recent release in Tollywood, Srinivasa Kalyanam, in which she is paired opposite Nithin, received mixed response at the box office.

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