Bell Bottom 2 to be launched on January 29
This film, directed by Jayatheertha and starring Rishab Shetty and Hariprriya, has writer TK Dayanand in charge of the script
The success of the crime caper, Bell Bottom, which had a gripping story with elements of humour, has led to the making of a sequel. According to writer TK Dayanand, the second part will be mounted on a bigger canvas. "This time the story will bring in the flavour of the Bond series, something that the audience had loved watching in Sean Connery kind of movies. Detective Diwakar, played by Rishab Shetty, will also have a local flavour," says the writer, who, like the first part, has based the sequel also in the 1980s.
According to director Jayatheertha, the film produced by Santhosh Kumar KC under the banner Golden Horse Cinema, will retain most of the original cast and crew — music director Ajaneesh B Loknath, DOP Aravind Kashyap and actors Rishab, Hariprriya, Achyuth Kumar, Yogaraj Bhat, and Pramod Shetty. There will also be some new additions to the cast, which the makers are in the process of finalising.
Interestingly, the team, which plans to commence shooting for the sequel early next year, will host the formal launch ceremony on January 29, 2021. This is the same date that Bell Bottom was launched on in 2018. The team hopes to go with the same release date as well - February 15 in 2022.
Rishab is currently busy with his acting assignment in Harikathe Alla Girikathe, directed by Giri Krishna. Bell Bottom 2 will be his subsequent project.