My film with Yash is at script discussion level: Director Narthan
The filmmaker clears the air about reports of Tamannaah Bhatia being signed up opposite the Rocking Star
Director Narthan says that he is still discussing the script for his project with Yash and is totally surprised about the emergence of reports of a heroine being finalised for the film. He was responding to reports that Tamannaah Bhatia has been finalised to play the female lead opposite the Rocking Star in the film to be helmed by the Mufti director.
Tamannaah had recently been part of two special songs in Kannada films - Jaguar, which marked Nikhil Kumar’s debut, and Prashanth Neel’s directorial, KGF Chapter 1. However, she is yet to work in a full-fledged film in Sandalwood.
Narthan says, “I seriously don’t know how a rumour like this can pop up during lockdown. Currently, we have locked ourselves in our houses, and we are in touch only over the telephone. I am yet to meet the actor in person to discuss the story in detail and take the project forward. As of now, my film with Yash stands at the script discussion level only,” he says.
Yash, on the other hand, is currently focused on completing KGF Chapter 2. The film has its director Prashanth Neel doing the post-production work. The makers of the epic period action-drama are targeting October 23 as its release date, and are left with 25 days of shooting, which includes fight sequences and a few talkie portions. The pan-India film has Srinidhi Shetty as the female lead, and also features Bollywood actors Sanjay Dutt, who plays an antagonist.
Narthan, meanwhile, is set to direct Shivarajkumar in Bhairathi Ranagal, which will be the latter’s 125th film.