Puneeth Rajkumar, Krishna to star in Nagendra Prasad’s directorial debut
The actor-choreographer’s first venture as a director will star the Love Mocktail actor as the hero and Puneeth Rajkumar in a pivotal role
Actor-choreographer Nagendra Prasad is bringing together an interesting cast for his directorial debut. The film is inspired by the Tamil movie Oh My Kadavule. A strong buzz has been doing the rounds that the fantasy romantic drama will have Love Mocktail hero Krishna playing the lead, and that he will share screen space with Puneeth Rajkumar for the fourth time in this project. They have previously worked together in Jackie, Hudugru, and Doddmane Huduga.
The original Tamil film was helmed by Ashwath Marimuthu, and starred Ashok Selvan and Ritika Singh, while Vijay Sethupathi was seen in an extended cameo appearance.
The director had earlier told Cinema Express that he has made a lot of changes in the Kannada version of Oh My Kadavule. Nagendra Prasad was keen to have Puneeth Rajkumar play a pivotal role in his directorial debut, and the Yuvarathnaa hero is said to have given the green signal now. However, an official announcement is yet to be made.
Nagendra Prasad is the youngest son of choreographer-actor Mugur Sundar, and the brother of popular filmmakers and choreographers, Prabhudheva and Raju Sundaram. A well-known choreographer himself, his latest work will be seen in Vijay Sethupathi’s Laabam. He has acted in two Kannada films — Chithra and Manasalla Neene — and his experience behind the camera comes from working as an associate in Prabhudheva’s directorial projects — Vedi in Tamil and Rowdy Rathore in Hindi.
Puneeth is currently awaiting the release of Yuvarathnaa, even as he is shooting for Chethan Kumar’s James.
Krishna, on the other hand, will be tying the knot with Milana Nagaraj on February 14. On the work front, he is currently busy with the post-production work of Love Mocktail 2, and has signed ShriKrishna@gmail.com, directed by Nagashekar, and another project to be directed by Deepak Gangadhar. He will also begin shooting for Deepak Aras’s Sugar Factory soon.