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star Darshan is now gearing up to play the Karnataka's most
celebrated freedom fighter 'Sangolli Rayanna' in director Naganna's
upcoming Kannada movie. 'Sangolli Rayanna' will have a modern day
adaptation, which will be launched on Rayanna's birth anniversary
on August 15, 2010.
The iconic character 'Sangolli Rayanna' was the Dr Rajkumar's
dream role. Even Arjun Sarja, Srinagar Kitty wanted to essay the
role. Finally, Darshan has bagged it. The director has finalised on
the two main characters. Jayaprada has been chosen as Rani
Chennamma of Kittur, while Sandalwood actor appears as 'Sangolli
'Sangolli Rayanna' is a dream project of director Naganna and
his team has been working on the script for the last four years.
Since it is a real story, the team has already conducted seminars
in Belgaum as part of the research to work out all the details,
According to the director, a few more months will be dedicated
to a further research on the historical character.The cast of the
movie will be decided after the completion of the script. "We plan
to launch the film on August 15, in time for Rayanna's birth
anniversary," says Naganna.