Rishab Shetty’s upcoming directorial is titled Rudraprayag

The director, who has created curiosity over the film's poster, which has references to Belagavi and Rudraprayag, talks to us about his upcoming project
Rishab Shetty’s upcoming directorial is titled Rudraprayag

Rishab Shetty is collaborating with Jayanna Films for his next directorial, which has now been officially titled Rudraprayag. This is Rishab's follow-up to Kirik Party and Sa.Hi.Pra.Shaale.

The film’s poster gives importance to Belagavi and Rudraprayag, and without giving away too much about the storyline or characters, Rishab says, “Prayag means Sangama (Confluence) in Hindi, and the subject will have relevance to Rudraprayag, which is established if you turn the poster upside down. This is a point of confluence of two rivers — Alaknanda and Mandakini — which have contrasting characters. While one is completely calm, the other river is very vibrant. It then forms the river Ganga. That’s the specialty of this place.” He goes on to add, “The other part of the poster refers to Belgaum, with the Indian flag, the statue of Kittur Rani Chennamma, and the lake. These two places play an important part in my film.”

According to Rishab, the inclusion of Cheetah in the Rudraprayag will be a surprise for the audience, who will have to wait for the film to be out in theatres.

The director, who is planning to start the project in November, already has already a release date in mind. He wants it to come out in Summer of 2020. “I am currently working on the dialogues. I will next finalise the actors and technicians, and make announcements about that as and when people come on board,” says Rishab, adding, “With two leads, we will have 7-8 actors playing the major characters in Rudraprayag. The content will be the hero of the film.”

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