Upendra’s 50th film will be directed by Adhira Santhu, who will be making his debut as director. According to reports, the film has been titled Adhira, which means lightning. The actor is currently busy with the film I Love You and Adhira will start rolling once he is done with it.
Reports say that Adhira will be a bilingual to be released in Kannada and Telugu. The film will be bankrolled by Kanakapura Srinivas.
According to earlier reports, Upendra’s plan initially was to direct and produce his 50th film besides playing the lead role in it. However, he decided entrust the director’s job to a newbie after he set aside his decision to take a break from films. On the genre of Adhira, we hear that it will be a historical loaded with entertainment and suspense. The shooting for the film will begin next month and the team is currently busy with the prep work. Sources in the know say that Upendra and Adhira Santhu are keen on releasing a teaser on the film’s launch and this will be shot very soon.
A popular star in the Kannada film industry, Upendra has a huge fan following. In fact, he announced his political entry last year. While there were a lot of speculations that he would quit acting or take a break from acting to turn politician full time, he surprised his fans by inking several new film projects.
An accomplished actor and director, Upendra has won several awards in his long career, including Udaya Film Awards for Best Actor for the film A, Filmfare Award for Best Director – Kannada for the film Upendra, South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actor for starring in Katari Veera Surasundarangi and so on. He has proved his mettle as a director, producer and actor.
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