Rocking Star Yash and Srinidhi Shetty's KGF 2 was launched on Wednesday, 13 March, with a customary pooja held in two temples (Panchamukhi Ganapathi Temple and Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple in Bengaluru. [Crawl down to see the pictures]
Director Prashanth Neel's mother Bharathi Subash switched on the camera, while producer Vijay Kiragandur's brother Manjanna tapped the clap for the first scene.
Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, director Prashanth Neel and other cast-crew attended the launch event. The regular shooting is likely to begin in April. KGF 2 is expected to mark the debut of a couple of well-known stars in Sandalwood.
Notably, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is rumoured to be making his Sandalwood debut with KGF 2. Raveena Tandon, who had made her debut with Real Star Upendra's controversial movie Upendra, is in talks to play a key role in the multilingual movie.
A formal announcement about the new additions into the cast will be made, soon.
After four years of hard work, the first part of KGF was released on February 21 in 2018 to a gigantic hype in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. The movie saw the light of the day in 350 screens in Karnataka.
The movie went on the make a record-breaking business at the box office and became the first Kannada film to hit a century in its home territory of Karnataka.
KGF is a period drama centred around Rocky Bhai (Yash), who dreams to become the most powerful man in the world. The Prashanth Neel-directed movie had Srinidhi Shetty playing the female lead.
The movie has Ravi Basrur's music, Bhuvan Gowda's cinematography and Shivakumar's art work.