Puneeth Rajkumar's "Ranavikrama" has been in the news for many reasons, regarding its leading lady. The latest news is that Bollywood actress Adah Sharma will make her Kannada debut with this film.
Sharma, who started her film career as Lisa Singh Rathod in Vikram Bhatt's 2008 film "1920," was well appreciated for her performance. She was even nominated for Filmfare Awards for the Best female debut category. She later went on to do "Phhir" directed by Girish Dhamija, "Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke" directed by Jyotin Goel and "Hassi Toh Phasee" by Vinil Mathew.
Sharma made her entry into the South Indian film industry with the Telugu flick "Heart Attack" in 2014. The film was directed by Puri Jagannadh and is one of the biggest Telugu hits of 2014. The actress is expected to join the shooting of "Ranavikrama" from 15 July in Bangalore.
The first shooting schedule of "Ranavikrama" was completed in a huge set at Anegondi near Hampi, Bellary.
Initially, Rachitha Ram was selected as the lead. The film later hit the controversy when Ram walked out of the project. Her exit was quite a surprise for those in the industry as she had earlier missed her role in Yogaraj Bhatt's "Vaasthu Prakaara" to act in "Ranavikrama," who has only one more film in her bag, which is Mahesh Sukhadare directorial "Ambareesha."
"Ranavikrama" had also made news with it's title change. The film was launched as "Ranavikrama" but later "Dheera" was added to it and was titled "Dheera Ranavikrama." Soon, the team changed the name back to "Ranavikrama."
"Ranavikrama" directed by Pawan Wadeyar, also has Anjali, Girish Karnad, Charan Raj and Rangayana Raghu in the lead roles. The teaser of the film was launched on 17 March 2014. Puneeth will be seen as a student and a cop in the film, produced by Jayanna Bhogendra under the banner of Jayanna Combines. The cinematography is done by Vaidy S and the music is composed by V. Hariskrishna.