Prashanth Neel: Sanjay Dutt had a huge hand in designing his character Adheera
Director Prashanth Neel reveals that the Bollywood actor has put in a lot of thought and effort into his South Indian debut as antagonist Adheera in Yash-starrer KGF Chapter 2
The first look of Sanjay Dutt from Yash-starrer KGF Chapter 2, directed by Prashanth Neel, was unveiled on the occasion of the actor’s birthday. The poster was unveiled by the production house Hombale Films via a tweet that stated the character Adheera is “inspired by the brutal ways of the Vikings.” It features a rustic tattoo-clad Sanjay, holding a sword close to him, apparently grieving over something.
The character Adheera was teased heavily in the first film, though his identity was not revealed. The announcement of Sanjay Dutt playing this role in KGF Chapter 2 got fans across the country excited and they had been eagerly awaiting this first look. Sanjay himself took to Twitter to share his excitement today.
“It’s been a pleasure working on this film and I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift,” he said and thanked director Prashanth Neel, producer Vijay Kiragandur, actors Yash, Karthik Gowda, Deepak, Likitha, Pradeep, and the entire team of KGF, as well as fans for showering him with their love and support.
Talking about what went into bringing together the costume and style for Adheera’s look, director Prashanth Neel revealed to us that Sanjay Dutt had a huge hand in designing his own character. “We wanted to show the actor menacingly, and we decided to go with a Viking look. Sanjay sir has put a lot of effort and thought into it personally. His input has been huge,” said Prashanth.
KGF Chapter 2, which stars Yash and Srinidhi Shetty in the lead, also has Raveena Tandon playing a much-hyped prime minister character. The film has music by Ravi Basrur and cinematography by Bhuvan Gowda, with Shivakumar taking care of the art department.
While the team still has 25 days of shooting left, Prashanth Neel is currently working on the post-production of the filmed portions. KGF Chapter 2 was initially scheduled for release on October 23, which now looks uncertain due to the ongoing pandemic. However, no official announcement has been made regarding a new release date.