Rishab Shetty’s Kantara Is “Actually Part 2.” Prequel Expected Next Year
It’s official! Rishab Shetty has announced the prequel of his hit film Kantara. Yes, as the film completed 100 days at the theatre, the star celebrated the milestone with his team and announced the news of a prequel. During an event, he thanked the audience and said, “What you have seen is actually Part 2, Part 1 will come next year.” He added that the idea for the prequel came to his mind while he was shooting for Kantara. “We are very pleased and thankful to the audience who had shown immense love and support to Kantara and taking the journey ahead, with the blessing of almighty Daiva the film has successfully completed 100 days and I would like to take this opportunity to announce the prequel of Kantara. What you have seen is actually Part 2, Part 1 will come next year,” as per a report in ANI.
Rishab Shetty added, “The idea has been flashed into my mind while I was shooting for Kantara because the history of Kantara has more depth to it, and currently, if the writing part is concerned we are in the middle of digging into more details. As the research is still progressing, it would be very early to reveal details about the film.”
During an event, the produced Vijay Kiragandur also opened up about the prequel of Kantara and said, “Kantara introduced the audience to a new cinema altogether, and we would love to sustain and in fact boost the rage that the film has created among the audience on the screens by announcing the sequel, as the film has now completed its 100 days. Rishab and our team have been working on the story rigorously as the film has many more things to tell to the audience while opening the back story of Kantara, and we can just guarantee that the sequel of Kantara is going to be more massive and grand than before.”
On Monday, the official Twitter page of Hombale Films shared a video offering a glimpse of the celebrations. “Celebrating 100 days of timeless tales, cherished memories #Kantara A Souvenir to Remember,” read the caption.
Take a look below:
Celebrating 100 days of timeless tales, cherished memories #Kantara A Souvenir to Remember 🙏@shetty_rishab#VijayKiragandur@hombalefilms@gowda_sapthami@AJANEESHB@actorkishore@AAFilmsIndia@GeethaArts@DreamWarriorpic@PrithvirajProd@HombaleGroup@KantaraFilmpic.twitter.com/2nVA9ThF5R
— Hombale Films (@hombalefilms) February 6, 2023
Kantara which released last year was well received by the audience and critics. Written and directed by Rishab Shetty, the movie was praised for its visual excellence that captured the folklore from coastal Karnataka. Rishab, who also played the lead role in Kantara, was praised for his excellent performance.
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