For quite some time, news regarding the lead actor in the film Rana was making rounds. Initially, it was said that director A Harsha and Yash would be collaborating for the film. Later, it was told that Yash was replaced by Shivrajkumar when the KGF star refused to act in the film. Putting an end to such speculations, director A Harsha has finally confirmed that Yash would be playing the lead in his film Rana. He also revealed more details about the film.
He said, "We have already registered Rana's title. Yash will be acting in the film and there will be no changes. What has been told in the media about another actor playing the role are only rumors. It's absolutely true that Yash would be playing the lead in Rana."
Following KGF's success, Yash is all set to start shooting for KGF Chapter 2, which will commence this month. According to Harsha, upon finishing KGF Chapter 2's shoot, Rana's filming will begin. The film is expected to start in 2020. The director is currently working on the script.
Rana will be produced under Jayanna's banner. Several blockbusters have been made under the combination of Yash and Jayanna. They will come together in Rana again.
When asked about the rumors regarding Shivrajkumar acting in Rana, Harsha said that he has another film for Shivanna. He didn't name the movie though. Previously, Harsha and Shivanna came together for Bhajarangi and Vajrakaya.
Meanwhile, Yash had also told that he wouldn't be taking up any other project until KGF Chapter 2 is complete. He added that as of now his only focus is this movie.