Kambala to go on floors on Ugadi
The film, featuring India’s Usain Bolt, Srinivas Gowda, is directed by Nikhil Manju
Kambala jockey Srinivas Gowda, who became an overnight sensation and is now popularly known as India’s Usain Bolt, is all set to make a silver screen debut in producer Lokesh Shetty Muchur Kalkude’s Kambala directed by Nikhil Manju.
The film made under the banner Lemon Grass Studios is based on true events. It is going on floors in March and will highlight the local traditional sport of Kambala and the festival. The production house will be making the film in Kannada and Tulu, and also plans to take it to the Hindi audience.
Kambala will feature a huge star cast and also 40 pairs of buffaloes along with their owners. Along with Srinivas Gowda, the makers are also bringing on board the remaining five of the top six jockeys of Kambala race as part of the cast — Nishanth Shetty, Suresh Shetty Hakkeri, Anand Iravathuoor, Aladangady Ravi Kumar and Praveen Panapil.
Meanwhile, Sowmya R Mendan, who played the second lead in the Tulu film, Pingara, has been signed to play the female lead. Roshan Shetty of Girgit fame is also a part of the project and Bollywood actor Tumul Balyan, known for his great stunts, will be making his debut in Kannada and Tulu cinema with Kambala.
Producer Lokesh is also approaching Bollywood actors Shilpa Shetty and Suniel Shetty, who hail from coastal Karnataka, to make an appearance in the film.
The film’s shooting is planned in Mangaluru and Goa. The crew includes AT Ravish as the music director and PVR Swamy as the cinematographer.