Bhajarangi 2 release delayed due to fire accident on the sets
The film, directed by Harsha and starring Shivarajkumar, was initially scheduled to have a summer release; it has now been delayed due to a fire mishap
The release date of Bhajarangi 2, starring Shivarajkumar, has been delayed due to a fire accident that happened on the sets on January 16. “The shooting had to be completed by January, and the film was scheduled to have a summer release. It has now been delayed,” says director Harsha, who is planning to resume the shooting schedule from February 15. The makers of the commercial entertainer had completed 80 per cent of the schedule and were in the final phase when the accident occurred.
The art department is currently recreating the whole set at Mohan B Kere studio. “They took 26 days when they created it the first time. Now, they may take less time, as the metal frames are not damaged and we have retained them. This will help speed up the job,” adds Harsha. To ensure safety, the team is taking adequate precautions. “We are making sure we have a fire engine throughout the schedule. We are taking all kinds of measures to safeguard the property as well as the people who will participate in the shoot,” adds the filmmaker.
The Bhajarangi 2 team has to complete around 16 days of talkie portions, and a four-day schedule that will be shot outside of India. The film marks the third collaboration of Shivarajkumar and Harsha. It is also the fourth project of Jayanna Combines with the Century Star. It features Bhavana in the female lead, who previously worked together with Shivanna in Tagaru.
Bhajarangi 2 has Arjun Janya’s music and J Swamy’s camerawork.
Meanwhile, Shivanna, who will take part in the shoot of Bhajarangi 2 from mid-February, will start shooting for RDX next. The film, directed by Ravi Arasu, under the Sathya Jyothi Films banner, will go on floors on February 19, and the actor will simultaneously work on the two projects.