Upendra's forthcoming movie Basavanna, which created a controversy when the first look of the movie was released, seems to be getting ready to hit the headlines for all wrong reasons again. Well, all signs of creating troubles are visible with the latest posters of the movie releasing on internet.
Firstly, the movie created controversy because of the title - Basavanna, the name of a popular social reformer of 12th century and the poster where a gun below a hand with fingers folded in the Chin Mudrā was seen. It had hurt the sentiments of a community.
Now, in the latest posters, Upendra is seen with a sword. In one of the posters, the Real Star is waving sword. A debate on the same has already begun on social networking sites and in online forums.
However, Upendra fans are not worried as they have given full marks to the posters. The actor looks stunning in the new avatar where he has sported red-colour dhoti with the sacred thread (Janivara in Kannada) which ran from left shoulder to waist. Continue reading the story on the slideshow and also see the latest posters...
Interestingly, Upendra, who has been sporting long hairs all these years, has tonsured for his role in Basavanna. The images were posted by director Srinivasa Raju on a social networking websites.
Who Designed The Costumes?
Upendra's costumes have been designed by Hyderabad-based Bobby. The photoshoot was held last week in Bangalore.
However, on the other end, director Srinivasa Raju of Dandupalya fame denied any connection with the community leader Basavanna. "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," the Indian Express quoted Srinivas as saying.
The first poster of the movie was released for Basava Jayanthi (May 13). Glamorous actress Ragini Dwivedi has played the female lead role in the forthcoming Kannada movie.