KGF Chapter 2:
Tollywood is gaining popularity with each passing day. It is no more just bizarre and unrealistic action sequences with copied movie titles but way beyond that. In fact, we often see Bollywood filmmakers taking up stories from the unique plots of Tollywood movies which we, as Hindi movie audience have gone on to love; movies like Baahubali (Both the parts), Makkhi, KGF Chapter 1 fall in this category.
KGF Chapter 1, the Yash starrer movie created quite a rage not just in the South Indian industry but also, its Hindi version invited a huge number of spectators to the theatres as well. The movie released against Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma starrer Zero but it smoothly beat the movie and set the cash registers ringing at the ticket counters.
After a successful first movie, the filmmakers are now looking for actors to star in the sequel, KGF Chapter 2 and the casting is getting interesting with each passing day. Earlier Bollywood superstar, Sanjay Dutt was confirmed to have been offered a major role in the movie. Yash, the lead actor had earlier told Deccan Chronicle,
“Yes, we have offered him Chapter 2 of KGF.”
He also revealed that they also offered KGF Chapter 1 to Sanjay Dutt but the actor turned it down owing to unavailability of dates. If reports are to believed, in this movie, Sanjay has been offered the role of an antagonist. Sanjay Dutt has played several characters on screen but hearing this, our minds race back to his role in Agneepath as the scary Kancha Cheena.
Now, another Bollywood actor, Raveena Tandon has been approached to play an important role in the film. The details of the role she’s been offered or the character hasn’t been revealed. Raveena was last seen in Shab starring Arpita Chatterjee, Ashish Bisht, Gaurav Nanda, released in July 2017. If she signs the dotted line, it will be her comeback in Kannada cinema after almost 20 years, as she last appeared in Upendra in 1999.
Post the heartwarming success of the first installment in KGF series, Yash had tweeted thanking people for their support:
“KGF has brought me closer to a lot of people now. Had a wonderful experience while visiting the theatres in Tirupathi for #KGF! I am overwhelmed by all the love and support from the people there. Truly honoured by the response.”
KGF was released in five different languages in India, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. It has been more than 100 days since the release of the first chapter of the franchise and many people are now eager to act in KGF Chapter 2. Though nothing official has been stated regarding the confirmation of the two Bollywood actors, Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon being finalised for the role, we hope to see them with Yash.
It will be refreshing to see them act in the movie. Reportedly, the movie will be releasing in April 2019.