Ragini Dwivedi, who had earlier worked with Upendra in Aarakshaka, will be romancing him again. The actress has been signed to play the female lead role in the forthcoming multilingual movie Basavanna.
The glamorous actress has announced the news on Twitter. She wrote, "Xtremly excited 2 work wid UPI on our nxt film 2gther "BASAVANNA"dir Srinivas nd prod Manohar sir lookin foward to it ;) fab script ;)"
Upendra's latest film Basavanna created controversy even before the shooting of the film kicked off. The first look of the Kannada film has raised eyebrows and has irked a section of community in Karnataka as it is the name of a popular social reformer and the community leader of the same name.
Meanwhile, the shooting of Basavanna has been started today (June 13). The film was launched at Doddanna Ganesha Temple. But it was a low-key event as it was only attended by the cast and crew of the film.
However, director Srinivasa Raju of Dandupalya fame has denied any connection with the community leader. "I consider Basavanna as just another film for me. When there are films with God's name like Brahma, Shiva why not Basavanna. I have not chosen the film's title to create controversy. I thought it was apt for my story."