Sandalwood actors Shiva Rajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar haven’t acted in a film together ever and fans of the two top stars have always wanted to watch their favourite stars in a single frame for a film. However, nothing had happened over the last few years. But now, looks like fans of the Rajkumar family may get to witness the iconic moment on big screen. In a Facebook Live chat, Puneeth Rajkumar and Shiva Rajkumar interacted with their, which was for the first time ever, and revealed few important things which might be a huge reason of jubilation for the fans. Shiva Rajkumar confirmed that the two brothers, Puneeth and himself, may soon come together for a film and SRK has heard a narration for the same.
“I recently heard a script that I thought was apt for both of us to work together, and I am yet to discuss it with Puneeth. If he agrees, the film will be made. Meanwhile, I will be going through a few more scripts before we take the final call,” Shiva Rajkumar said during the Live chat on Facebook. This surely had made the fans of the Rajkumar family who have been eagerly to see the Rajkumar brothers in a film together. Puneeth Rajkumar has a film lined up for release ‘Anjaniputra’ which is slated to hit the screens on December 21st, 2017. Besides Puneeth, ‘Anjaniputra’ also stars Rashmika Mandanna in the other lead role which is being directed by Harsha.
Shiva Rajkumar just had a release, Mufti, which was directed by Narthan and also starred Sri Murali in the other lead role. The film had a great opening at the box office after it managed to clock approximately INR 15 crores in the first week of release. Mufti also stars Shanvi Srivastava in an important role besides Shivanna and Sri Muralii.
Speaking about lead actor Shiva Rajkumar, ‘Mufti’ director Narthan had recently said, “Shivanna is a director’s actor. He totally submits to the director’s vision. He used to sit with the crew all day, going to his vanity van only during breaks. This shows his humble nature and respect towards art and artistes. He is a real superstar and I am really blessed to have had the chance of working with him for my debut movie.”
Speaking about the film, director Narthan says hat few real life incidents inspired him to come up with that story. “A couple of characters and situations in real-life prompted it, which can be understood if one sees the film. I have never wanted to finish a film just because I’ve an opportunity and get that director tag. I waited it out, and ensured that I got the right script till I was satisfied when I had the opportunity rather than make a rushed effort. What I can assure is that this film is going to be something different and possibly new for Kannada cinema. The concept of how a cop and a don can emotionally get connected was what excited me when I was writing this film. We usually see a cop hit a don or vice versa, but this film explores the relationship when they are emotionally blended,” Narthan had recently said.
Speaking about having two big actors as the lead, Narthan had said, “I initially wondered if that would be a challenge, but they were very encouraging and cooperative. Both of them supported me without taking in the fact that I am a debutant director. The film may have stars, but they blend into the script rather than overpower it. The stars, the script and the technicians all blend together and that has what has made Mufti what it is.”
Speaking about Sri Muralii, with who Narthan has worked previously, the director says, “I’ve known Sriimurali for a long time, we’ve worked together in his previous two projects. When he came with the offer for me to direct a film, I was excited, but I also explained how I’d need time, which may be a few years, to get the right story and cannot begin work immediately. What was amazing was how Sriimurali assured me he would wait till I had my complete script.”