KGF Chapter 2 shooting to resume from August 15 onwards
The Yash-starring period action drama, directed by Prashanth Neel, is ready to start filming again
With lockdown restrictions easing across India, the Kannada film industry seems to be slowly getting back on its feet. Makers of projects which were in the last leg of shoot, are raring to get back and finish their films. And the good news on that front is that Rocky Bhai and team will soon be getting back to the KGF Chapter 2 sets.
The team of the Yash-starrer directed by Prashanth Neel, which was left with 25 days of shoot, will be resuming filming around the second or third week of August. Having completed 90 per cent of filming, the crew is left with some major fight sequences and a few scenes. The makers are coming up with a huge set at Minerva Mills, where the first part of the remaining schedule will take place.
A confirmation on this comes from Karthik Gowda, executive producer of KGF Chapter 2, which is bankrolled by Hombale films. He adds that the preparation work is on and the team is chalking out plans to restart shoot.
KGF Chapter 2 is being made with a huge budget, and features a large ensemble, so the production house is ensuring adequate preventive measures during filming, Karthik tells us. “We will be instituting strict guidelines on the sets, and we will have all the technicians temporarily camped at a nearby hotel, and they will not be allowed to venture out until the schedule gets completed,” says Karthik.
The first part of the remaining shoot is planned for 15 days, after which they will take a short break, and the last schedule will be for 10 days, with which they plan to complete the entire film.
KGF Chapter 1, which was made in Kannada and dubbed and released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi, received a lot of appreciation from audiences across India. There is thus a lot of expectation riding on the sequel to this pan-Indian film. KGF Chapter 2 recently created a buzz when the team revealed the first look of Sanjay Dutt, who plays the role of the antagonist, Adheera.
Apart from Sanjay Dutt, KGF Chapter 2 also has Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon playing a pivotal role, while Srinidhi Shetty stars as the female lead.
Produced by Vijay Kiragandur, KGF Chapter 2 will be one of the first big-budget films to resume shoot in Karnataka post the lockdown. Although Hombale Films had announced October 23 as the prospective release date, it is now unclear if the film will make that release date after all the Covid-19 induced delays. However, no official announcement has been made from the production house in this regard.