Bharath set to debut in Kannada with Suraj Kumar’s Akhil
The well-known south Indian actor, who has also made his mark in Bollywood, has been approached to play an antagonist in the film directed by Anup Antony
Suraj Kumar is gearing up to make his Kannada debut this year, and the makers of his film, including director Anup Antony, are working doubly hard to ensure that the film is the best launch vehicle for the actor.
For Anup, this is his second film after Katha Vichitra. Titled Akhil, the film features Shanvi Srivastava as the female lead. Established Tamil actor Bharath will also be making his debut in Kannada with Akhil. Interestingly, the actor has been approached for an antagonistic role, and will face off against Suraj in the film.
Our source tells us that Bharath has given the go-ahead after listening to the script. “With Suraj in the lead, the team was keen to bring in a certain amount of freshness with its cast. After much thought, they felt Bharath would suit the role. Now, it is just a matter of time before the actor signs the dotted line. The production house is likely to make an official announcement soon,” our source adds.
Bharath of Kaadhal fame is a known face in Kollywood, and has also made his mark in Malayalam, Telugu and Bollywood. This will be his first Kannada film.
Last minute work in terms of casting is being finalised for the film, which will go on floors in mid-September. It has music by V Harikrishna and cinematography by Abhilash Kalathi.