The works of the upcoming film Kurukshethra, directed by Naganna has commenced. Reportedly, actor Darshan has been roped in to play the lead in the film..
Written by: Santhosh Kumar
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There have been several reports of the Challenging Star Darshan
being roped in for the magnum opus Kurukshetra to be directed by
Naganna. The MLA and president of the Producers Association,
Munirathna will be producing the big-budget flick.
Even though Darshan or his associates have not confirmed the
development, we hear that Darshan was in Ramoji Film City last week
for the test shoot of the film. Makers revealed that major portions
of the film will be shot in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.
As this is a periodic drama, the makers need time to get the
costumes ready for the artists. Along with the test shoot,
measurements of Darshan was taken for the costumes, as he will be
flying abroad in a week for the shoot of his next film Tarak.
Art Director Kiran has been entrusted with the responsibility of
huge sets. Kiran, along with his team, has begun the preparations
for sets in Hyderabad. Interestingly, Baahubali, which
released recently, was also shot in the same location of the Ramoji
Munirathna thought of roping in top stars of sandalwood namely
Shivanna, Darshan, Sudeep and Yash for the major roles of this
film, which is based on Mahabharatha. However, due to reasons
better known to the makers, only Darshan was confirmed for the
The latest reports have suggested that Ambarish, Ravichandran
and Jaggesh have been approached to play a few important roles.
However, Jaggesh has refuted the reports and confirmed that he will
not be a part of the film.
The makers are also contemplating to rope in the stars from
other southern industries, as they intend to make the film
simultaneously in multiple languages. The film is scheduled to be
launched on producer Munirathna's birthday, July 23rd.