Duniya Vijay's next Cottonpete had its muhurtha yesterday(July 19) as the team felt they cannot get a better occasion than the Guru Pournima to kick-start the proceedings for their movie.
Om Prakash Rao is directing the action flick, which will be produced by BS Sudhindra. Om Prakash Rao and Sudhindra have collaborated for a couple of flicks, one of them being the Kishore starrer, Huli. Sudhindra had co-produced Killing Verappan, which had released earlier this year.
Duniya Vijay will portray the role of Kabaddi player, who is the son of a bodybuilder. Even though the movie is titled as Cottonpete, the movie will be shot in various locations of Bengaluru and the important sequences will be shot in Tamil Nadu.
The movie was scheduled to have its muhurtha on August 12 on the occasion of Varamahalakshmi festival, but preponed the start as they got bulk dates of Duniya Vijay and heroine Parul Yadav for more than 40 days.
Shoot of Vijay's other film Maasthigudi was stopped, as rain was disrupting the schedule very often. So makers decided to stop the shoot temporarily and resume it, once rainy season is over in the regions where the team is shooting. This was the reason why the Cottonpete team got bulk dates of their hero.
Cottonpete was announced a few years ago with Deadly Star Adithya in lead, and apparently the team shot for a few days as well. But then, the shoot was halted as there a few creative differences amongst the team. Now the movie has been resumed with the same team but with a different lead pair.