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Directed by Santosh Ananddram, the film has Sayyeshaa playing the lead opposite Puneeth.
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Kannada Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar is currently busy shooting for Yuva Ratna, in which he plays the lead role. The shooting for the film has been going on for quite some time now and we hear that the next schedule is slated to happen in June. The team is gearing up for it and according to reports, scenes involving Puneeth Rajkumar will be shot in various colleges in Karnataka.

Puneeth will be appearing as a college student after nearly a decade with this Santosh Ananddram directorial. The title Yuva Ratna comes with the tagline ‘Power of Youth’, which gives an indication that the film will have a political touch. There are reports that Yuva Ratna will be out in theatres in mid 2019 and the release date is expected to be announced soon.

The film is bankrolled under the Hombale Films banner. The production house had recently tasted success with the hit film KGF starring Yash. It may be noted here that director Santosh Ananddram had earlier collaborated with Puneeth to deliver the smash hit film Rajakumaraa.

The film has Sayyeshaa playing the lead opposite Puneeth and this is her first film in Sandalwood. Yuva Ratna also has veteran Bollywood actor Boman Irani playing an important role and reports suggest that he will be playing a college principal.

Besides Yuva Ratna, Puneeth Rajkumar also has James in his kitty. The film is to be helmed by director Chethan Kumar and bankrolled by Kishore Pathikonda. According to reports, James will be a complete entertainer with all the massy elements included, with the groundwork progressing briskly to ensure that it goes on the floors soon.

Puneeth is also presenting Ravi Basrur’s children’s film Girmit, which will be released in five languages. The film, produced by N S Rajkumar, will have about 280 child artistes playing different roles and provide a unique experience for movie buffs. An interesting fact about Girmit is that Puneeth will be singing a song for the album.

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