Kicha Sudeep has confirmed that Malayalam actress Bhavana would act in his next movie, which has already been launched as Production No. 47. His confirmation came after the rumours started making rounds about the Mallu Babe's walk out of the project stating dates issue. He says that he would stick on to Bhavana and wait for her free dates.
It was reported earlier that Bhavana was asked for dates for Sudeep's next film in December, which she had given, but the Sandalwood star went busy with production of Kempe Gowda. Meanwhile, she signed Mohanlal's Malayalam movie Arabiyum Ottakavum P Madhavan Nayarum, which will start shooting in the first week of March. So the actress decided to opt out from Sudeep's project after its bosses asked her dates for the film in March.
Now, the Kannada film actor has come out publicly saying that he had dates issue with Bhavana. Talking to Chitraloka.com, he accepted the fact that Bhavana had given her dates for the month of December. He had to change his plans and ask her for fresh dates in March due to the delay in the shooting of his own directorial venture Kempe Gowda, which is set to release on 10th March.
According to Chitraloka.com, actress Lakshmi Rai is playing the main lead in Sudeep's next Kannada project. So he is not much worried about the dates of Bhavana. Talking to the website, Sudeep says, "I know about these date problems, but I will stick on to Bhavana and wait for the free dates she gives. I am sure that my shooting schedules will not be affected as I need Bhavana's dates for fourteen days."
However, Bhavana is very busy actress in South Indian film industry. These days, she has been getting too many offers, which is said to have made her delay her marriage. It was reported recently that the actress had signed to star in Upendra's next movie, which is to be directed by Malayalam filmmaker Aneesh Varma. But she is said to have been replaced by Kannada babe Mamta Mohan Das due to her date clash.