With his current assignments needing his attention, he couldn’t accommodate Kurukshetra, say sources in the tinsel town.

Shivarajkumar declines role in KurukshetraDigital Native
Flix Entertainment Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:59

The Kannada superstar Shivarajkumar was approached to play a pivotal role in the magnum opus Kurukshetra but he turned down the offer. According to sources, the makers of Kurukshetra wanted Shivanna to play the role of Arjuna in the movie but he had to decline the offer due to his tight schedule. The star has as many as four films – Mass Leader, Tagaru, The Villain and Mufti – in his kitty in various stages of production. With his current assignments needing his attention, he couldn’t accommodate Kurukshetra, say sources in the tinsel town.

Kurukshetra, which is based on the epic Mahabharata, is a period flick that has Darshan as Duryodhana. Being his 50th film, it is a very important film in his career. Srikanth has been roped in to play Karna in the film.

The film’s muhurat was supposed to be held on July 30 in Bengaluru in the presence of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah but was called off at the last minute. Reports indicate that a simple pooja was held and a grand event is now scheduled to be held on August 6. The shooting of this magnum opus will begin at the popular Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad for about 100 days. Grand sets have been erected there for the purpose, we hear.

Produced by popular producer and politician Muni Ratna, the film will be directed by Naganna. It may be noted that Darshan and Naganna had worked together in Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna, which was one of the biggest hits in their careers and Kurukshetra will be their second outing together. Meanwhile, Darshan’s Tarak is in the post-production mode and is expected to hit the silver screens on September 29, 2017. With Kurukshetra finally going on the floors after a lot of speculation about its star cast, fans are waiting eagerly for an official word on it.

 

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