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Kantara prequel: Rishab Shetty starts scripting for the project, CONFIRMS producer Vijay Kiragandur


Kantara, the Kannada action thriller emerged as one of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema in 2022. The project, which is written and directed by Rishab Shetty, earned immense love from both the audiences and critics for its exceptional making and performances. Kantara also earned recognition at all the National and International platforms, has joined the Oscar race, and has qualified for two categories including Best Picture and Best Actor. Now, it is also confirmed that the Rishab Shetty starrer is getting a second part. 

Rishab Shetty begins the scripting of Kantara prequel

In a recent interaction with Deadline, producer Vijay Kiragandur who produced Kantara under the prestigious banner Hombale Films confirmed that the project is indeed getting a second part. Interestingly, Vijay also revealed that the second part will be a prequel to the blockbuster outing, and confirmed that Rishab Shetty has already begun the scripting for the project. “Rishab is writing the story now and has gone to the forests of coastal Karnataka with his writing associates for two months to conduct research for the film,” stated the producer.

“Rishab is planning to start shooting in June, as a portion of the shoot requires the rainy season. And, our intention is to give the film a pan-India release in April or May next year,” added Vijay Kiragandur in his interaction with Deadline.

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