According to a leading daily, the shoot of Kannada director Prem’s highly ambitious ‘The Villain’ has hit a major roadblock. As it so happens, its leading lady Amy Jackson is facing difficulties in getting her Visa. And, needless to say, this has resulted in all plans going haywire. Talking about the same, the director said that the current schedule was expected to begin on 8 November but could not because of Amy’s difficulties.
“I am aware of the rumours in the industry, and they blame me for the delay. It is unfortunate but Amy Jackson’s visa troubles are not in my control,” he added.
He added that because of this situation he was unable to wrap up Sudeep’s introductory song as well as a song featuring Shivarajkumar.
“The actress is sorry about the schedule going off-track, but it is not in her control too. For The Villain, I could not work on Sudeep’s introductory song nor could I complete portions of Shivarajkumar’s song,” said Prem.
Interestingly, SRK and Sudeep are leaving no stone unturned to help the director through this difficult time. Thanking them, he said that both stars are cooperating with him fully.
“They have been cooperative and that’s really sweet of them,” he says. “In fact Shivarajkumar had given me a schedule to shoot his portions three times, and I could not use his dates. Sudeep has been in touch with me to know of the developments, because he understands the pressure I am under,” he said.
Well, we hope that things get sorted out and ‘The Villain’ releases ASAP.