No Kannada filmmakers in the last few decades had directed a Bollywood movie. There are only a few names in Sandalwood including legendary Puttanna Kanagal, who worked in Hindi film industry. Now, after a long time, a director from Kannada films is all set to enter B-Town. Well, it is none other than - no prizes for guessing - Yogaraj Bhat.
Bhatru has shifted to Mumbai and will be working on the script for the next six months. He has also taken his trusted team that includes scriptwriters and dialogue writers to the commercial capital of India. The filmmaker has signed an agreement for an apartment in the Ballard area.
"We have already signed the deal for an apartment in the Ballard area and will set shop there to work on the nuances of the film," Times of India quoted Yogaraj Bhat as saying. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Yogaraj Bhat had offers to enter Bollywood on four occasions earlier, but it did not happen for one or the other reason. The first offer that knocked his doors was soon after his Mungaaru Male became a sleeper hit.
Leading producer Boney Kapoor, the husband of yesteryear sensational actress Sridevi, was the first person to offer him a film to make his debut in Bollywood. But he did not accept the offer for the reason best known to him.
"I came really close to doing a film with Boney Kapoor after Mungaru Male, but that didn't work out. This time, I didn't even make an effort and everything fell in place," he says
Talking about his next movie, Yogaraj Bhat said that his forthcoming movie will be simultaneously made in Hindi and Kannada. It will cover everything from the modern-day media to the mafia.
Amitabh Bachchan-Nana Patekar
According to sources, some of the seasoned Bollywood stars will be acting in the movie. The buzz says that Amitabh Bachchan and Nana Patekar are likely to act in the movie. The film is reportedly titled - Helmet.