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Director Prem has put most the expected Kali on back-burner and has started working on The Villain now. Even this project will have Hatrick Hero Shivanna and Kichcha Sudeep playing the lead roles.
The title of Kali was revealed by Chief Minister Siddharamaiah and several other bigwigs in a grand event few months ago. From then, Prem was working on pre-production. He also announced that movie will have six music directors and also recorded a song each with Hamsalekha and Arjun Janya.
It was said that look test for Shivanna and Sudeep was to happen shortly; but later Prem and the producer, CR Manohar, felt that they need some more time for pre-production. As the project was historical, it definitely needed some time for things to fall in place.
Also, as several big names were involved in the project, dates had to be worked out. So they decided to start the project once everything was in place. Instead of Kali, The Villain was announced with same star cast and producer.
The latest news is that movie will be launched on August 12th in Prem's style, which is synonymous to an event with grandeur. Few big names from movie and the political field are expected to grace the event.
Once the movie is launched officially, Prem will take some more time to finalize the remaining cast and crew. Also, he will have to work on the final version of the script. He is expected to start shooting form October.
A leading daily revealed that Prem is considering Tamannaah for the lead role and that he has already approached her. Also, Tamannaah is interested in the project but she is yet to give her nod for the film.
If this happens, Tamannaah will join the list of big names of Mallika Sherawat, Sunny Leone and Yana Guptha who made their Kannada debuts with Prem's films.