Rishab Shetty begins scripting for Kantara's prequel; movie will go on floor by June
According to Vijay Kiragandur, Rishab is currently composing the script and spent two months conducting research for the movie in the forests of coastal Karnataka
Rishab Shetty, an actor, and the director is attempting to broaden the Kantara universe. The sequel, however, will deal with historical events rather than the fallout from Shiva's departure at the end of the first installment. Vijay Kiragandur, a spokesperson for Hombale Films, confirmed to Deadline that Rishab Shetty is writing the prequel Kantara 2's script.
According to Vijay Kiragandur, Rishab is currently composing the script and spent two months conducting research for the movie in the forests of coastal Karnataka. He added that Rishab wants to film during the monsoon, thus the movie would start production in June. The first film amassed more than Rs 400 crore at the box office after becoming a word-of-mouth sensation.
Vijay indicated that no expense will be spared in the production of the ambitious sequel, in contrast to the original movie, which was shot on a tight budget. Around the next five years, Hombale Films plans to spend over Rs 3000 crore. "Whatever we do next has to be big, as expectations are high," Vijay remarked of Kantara's success. A few new faces will be added to the cast, the tone will be kept real and the aesthetic and content will remain consistent pertaining to the original movie.
Kantara, whose production cost was 16 crore, ended up grossing more than Rs 400 crore around the world. The movie chronicles the tale of a tribal village's land acquisition issue, which sparked national interest. In addition to Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Promad Shetty, and Sapthami Gowda played significant roles in the Rishab Shetty-directed and starrer film.