Prem had said that there were dozens of characters in Karnataka’s history that need to be portrayed in films.

Will Prems 25th film be a historicalDigital Native
Flix Sandalwood Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 18:41

Dalapathi, which had Prem in the lead role, finally hit the silver screens recently and is getting a good response from film buffs. The star is currently busy with the shooting of his next film Lifejote Ondu Selfie, which is slated to release this year. With the film after that going to be his 25th, here is some news about the landmark film that every fan has been waiting for.

According to reports, Prem had said, “Playing historical roles would be a great challenge and I would give any amount of time if I get an opportunity. There are dozens of characters in Karnataka’s history that need to be portrayed in films. There are fascinating stories of the lives of Nrupatunga, Madakari Nayaka, Hechchemma Nayaka and many more which we have not utilised in films. My dream is to play a historical role.”

From this, it looks like he will be choosing a historical subject for his next after wrapping up Lifejote Ondu Selfie.

Prem made his acting debut with Praana in 2004 but it was his Nenapirali that hit the theatres a year later that won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Since then, there has been no looking back for the actor who has acted in films such as Jothe Jotheyali, Savi Savi Nenapu, Honganasu, I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona, Chandra, Fair & Lovely and others.

Dalapathi, directed by Prashanth Raj, stars Prem and Kirti Khabanda as the lead pair. Talking about the film to TOI, the director had said, “We shot at multiple locations across Karnataka, especially in the north, which will be a visual treat for audiences. The story is such that the lead pair decide to take off on a trip and what transpires thereafter forms much of the narrative. The timing of our shoot in north Karnataka was during the hot weather, which was rather harsh on Prem and Kriti. In fact, Kriti almost had sunburns on some days. They also struggled with the cuisine, as both were on diets, which were far-fetched from what was locally available. Yet they were both sporting and managed during this schedule (sic).”

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