The second chapter of upcoming Kannada action-drama "KGF", starring Yash in the lead, had its official launch here on Wednesday at a ceremony in the presence of the film's cast and crew. The launch was attended by Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, director Prashant Neel and producer Vijay Kiragandur. Following the runaway success of "KGF", which emerged as the first Kannada film to breach the Rs 200 crore club worldwide, the hype for "KGF: Chapter 2" has reached unprecedented heights.
In a recent interview to IANS, Yash said the second chapter will be "bigger" and "better" than the first part. "When we made "KGF: Chapter 1", we had our own inhibitions and restricted ourselves in some way. But with this kind of success in our side, we are going all out to make the second part. We now know people are keenly looking forward to the second part and we can deliver it without any reservations. We have reserved the best for chapter 2," he added.
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ನಮ್ಮ ಕನಸಿನ ಕೂಸು "ಕೆ.ಜಿ.ಎಫ್ - Chapter 1" ನ್ನು ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಗೂ ಮೀರಿ ಎತ್ತರಕ್ಕೆ ಬೆಳೆಸಿದ ಚಿತ್ರಪ್ರೇಮಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಸದಾ ಚಿರ ಋಣಿ. ಅದೇ ಗೆಲುವಿನ ಸಂತಸದಲ್ಲಿ "Chapter -2" ಪ್ರಾರಂಭವಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ನಿಮ್ಮ ಹಾರೈಕೆ, ಆಶೀರ್ವಾದವಿರಲಿ. And it begins.. After KGF 1 being loved by u all, CHAPTER 2 is all set to create double the Dhamaka!! Need your love and blessings as always 😊
Yash confirmed that the makers are in talks with Sanjay Dutt for a crucial role in the second chapter. "We had approached him with a role in the first part. He couldn't take up as he was busy with other commitments. We've approached him again with a very important role. He's yet to give his final nod," Yash said.
The regular shooting of "KGF: Chapter 2" will commence from April. The makers are eyeing a December release. KGF was considered one of the most expensive works of the Kannada film industry. Directed by Prashanth Neel of Ugramm-fame, the film also starred Ramya Krishna, Anant Nag and Achyuth Kumar. The first chapter of the two-part period drama had been in production for two years and then hit the theaters on 21 December, 2018. Bollywood actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar had taken up the distribution of the Hindi version of the film under his Excel Entertainment, banner along with Anil Thadani, who owns AA Films.
(With IANS inputs)