Yograj Bhat making new kannada film for Puneeth Rajkumar

Speculations over kannada director Yograj Bhat teaming up with power star Puneeth Rajkumar usually turn out to be false alarms. Not this time.

It is one of the most awaited teams in the Kannada film industry. In fact, for the last few years every time kannada director Yograj Bhat completed a film, it was speculated that his next film would be with Puneeth Rajkumar. Each time, it proved to be either false news or the project did not manage to take off.

Jayanna, the name synonymous with film distribution in Kannada is producing a new film and both Yograj and Puneeth have agreed to be part of it. The official announcement of the film will be made next week, says Jayanna. “This is a combination that will create the maximum excitement among Kannada audiences. The rest of the cast and crew are in the last stages of being finalised. The title will also be revealed then,” he said.

After super hit kannada film Gaalipata, senior producer Rockline Venkatesh managed to get Yograj and Puneet together for Lagori. Yograj even worked on the script for six months. But in the end, the director’s proposed shooting schedule of 200 days saw it being dropped like hot potato. There were talks that if Rockline failed it would be an impossible task for anyone else. Download free kannada film songs here.

It is no secret that Yograj wrote Mungaru Male with Puneeth in mind and wanted him to play the lead in Gaalipata as well. But it has taken five long years after Mungaru Male for the two to come together. “This new film will have a completely new subject. It is not Lagori. That project belongs to Rockline Venkatesh. We are developing a new story,” Jayanna said.

Actress Jayamala’s daughter Soundarya was said to be considered for Lagori. But finally she made her debut in a Telugu film. She is a strong contender for this film, sources said.


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