Powerstar Puneeth Rajkumar, who has just started shooting for his next film Anjaniputra, has initiated talks with Tamil director Vetrimaraan for his 28th film. The critically acclaimed director was in the city earlier this week.
Vetrimaraan was in Bangalore to take part in the Bangalore Film Festival. He also narrated a storyline to Puneeth, who liked it and gave a go ahead for the director to work on the script.
Top producer Rockline Venkatesh will be bankrolling the project. He has also bagged the remake rights of Vetrimaraan's Visaranai and Rockline will be remaking the film in Kannada and Hindi languages.
Vetrimaraan is currently busy with Vada Chennai which has Dhanush playing the lead role. The work on Appu's film will start only after the shoot of Vada Chennai is completed. We can expect the pre-production work to start in the latter half of 2017.
Puneeth has been part of both class and mass films. He is one of the few stars in Kannada film industry who is ready to be part of different films like Mythri and Prithvi. With Puneeth joining hands with maker like Vetrimaraan, a meaningful film can be expected.
Meanwhile, the actor will finish shooting for Anjaniputra, which will be shot in various locations of Karnataka and Bihar. The team also has plans of shooting a couple of songs abroad and intends to complete the shoot by May.
Currently, scenes featuring Puneeth, Rashmika, Chikkanna and other artists are being shot in various locations of Bangalore. The first schedule in Bangalore is expected to be completed by end of this month.