Sandalwood actor-turned-director Rishab Shetty will soon be teaming up with star Kiccha Sudeep for a project which was put on hold a couple of years ago. The makers have begun with the film’s process and reportedly, the untitled project will not only have Sudeep in the lead but also the Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan in a pivotal role. According to media reports, Sudeep and Amitabh Bachchan, both gave a nod for the script that Rishab Shetty came up with. The two actors immediately gave a nod for the same. However, an official confirmation regarding the same is awaited.
As per a report in The News Minute, Rishab Shetty is reported to have said, “It is too early to divulge more details. I wanted to keep this a secret. However, I do not know how the news got leaked. The film will be bilingual. This was the first script which I wrote years back. I have been a huge fan of Amitabh Bachchan and always dreamt of working with him. He is happy with the script. However, only after we officially get confirmation, I will make an announcement. The film is still in the pre-production stage and will go on floor next year (sic).”
Rishab Shetty made his directorial debut with Ricky in 2016 but it was Kirik Party, which got him instant fame. The film also went on to win ‘Rishab the Filmfare Award for Best Director’.
On a related note, Bollywood megastar will be seen in Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is a trilingual film which will be released in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. Rathnavelu will be the DOP for the film and the music will be composed by AR Rahman.
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