Soorappa Babu: I just want to continue this Kotigobba franchise with Sudeep as long as possible
The team will return to Bengaluru after finishing the Poland schedule, and the plan is to wrap the talkie portions in a 10-day schedule
Sudeep, who is basking in the success of his latest film Pailwaan, directed by S Krishna, is all set to resume shooting for his next, Kotigobba 3, and he has flown to Poland to join the team.
Shiva Karthik, who is making his directorial debut with the Sudeep-starrer, has completed 85 per cent of the shoot for the film, which is being produced by Soorappa Babu. The team will return to Bengaluru after finishing the Poland schedule, and they plan to wrap up the talkie portions in a 10-day schedule, followed by the song sequences.
Said to be a big-budget project, Kottigobba 3, set in India, Serbia and Poland, is one of the few Kannada movies to be filmed in two foreign locations. The producer says that he is happy with the way the film is shaping up. “This action entertainer will be paisa vasool. Though there has been a little bit of a delay, we are confident of coming up with good content,” says Soorappa Babu, who is joining hands with Sudeep after Kotigobba 2. “I just want to continue this Kotigobba franchise with Sudeep as long as possible,” he adds.
The film also stars Madonna Sebastian as the heroine, along with Bollywood actor Aftab Shivdasani, who is making his Kannada debut, and Shraddha Das.
Sudeep will also be seen with Chiranjeevi in the Megastar’s 151st film, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, which is slated for release on October 2 in five languages, including Kannada. The actor also has Dabangg 3 in the pipeline. The Bollywood film, directed by Prabhu Deva, has him sharing screen space with Salman Khan. It will be released in December.
Meanwhile, director Anup Bhandari is getting ready to direct Sudeep in a Kannada project that will be produced by Manjunath Gowda.