Kannada star Yash has been having a tough time deciding which of the two projects, Prashanth Neel’s KGF Chapter 2, or My Name is Kirataka, directed by Anil Kumar, should go on the floors first. After considering all the factors and contemplating what would be best for his career, Yash has reportedly decided to go ahead with KGF 2 first. The original plan was to work on My Name is Kirataka first and then move on to KGF 2. But with KGF Chapter 1 turning out to be a massive success, the star seems to have decided to keep the momentum going by working on its sequel.
About 15% of KGF Chapter 2 has been canned already and the rest of the portions will be shot in the schedules being planned now. KGF Chapter 1 is easily the most successful Kannada film at the box office in recent times. Released in five languages, including Kannada, the Yash starrer has broken quite a few box office records. It collected Rs 50 crore in its first 3 days at the box office and reached Rs 100 crore in a week.
KGF Chapter 1, which hit the silver screens on December 21, was directed by Prashanth Neel, who also wrote the story, screenplay and dialogues. Vijay Kiragandur bankrolled the project under his banner Hombale Films. The film has Yash playing the lead role and paired up opposite is Srinidhi Shetty as the heroine. The rest of the star cast includes Achyuth Kumar, Malavika Avinash, Nassar, Anant Nag and Vasishta N Simha. The film was narrated by Anant Nag. The film’s technical team comprised music director Ravi Basrur, cinematographer Bhuvan Gowda and art director Shivakumar.
KGF Chapter 1 also became the first Kannada film to breach the India-Pakistan border. The film got a commercial release in Pakistan, which came as a boost along with its commercial success at the Indian box office. Although usually screened widely in the Gulf countries, south Indian language films usually do not enjoy a following in Pakistan, and hardly see a commercial release.
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