Film makers in Kannada film industry have a few locations in which is frequently used for shooting inside Karnataka. The mines in Bellary and locations around Bangalore and Mysore are the hot favorite for the directors. Rarely do the directors shoot the movie in Belagavi and that too at the Maharashtra Border. Puneet Rajkumar's new movie Ranavikrama chose to do a portion of its shooting at the border village.
The border village in Belagavi has always been under the scanner due to demands by pro Marathi group to join Maharashtra. Dr Rajkumar and a few others had once celebrated the Independence day at Gokak to instill the Kannada pride. But rarely would these village see the presence of any Kannada film stars.
November 10th the film crew of Ranavikrama decided to do some shooting at the border village, and they were surprised by the response they got from the people in the area. Hundreds of fans of the Power Star came to see their favorite actor in action. The crowd was so huge that the police had to resort to laathi charge to subdue the unruly crowd.
The film crew were surprised to see such interest from the villagers in the Maharashtra border towards Kannada movies. Ranavikrama is almost in the last phase of shooting and will soon go into post production mode. The film stars Puneet Rajkumar and Adah Sharma in lead roles.