Vijay Kiragandur and Chaluve Gowda divulge that they are currently on the look-out for writers and directors
Hombale Films' upcoming itinerary has been the talking point for quite some time now with the production house recently pledging to invest close to Rs. 3000 crores in the entertainment industry, over the next 5 years. As revealed by Vijay Kiragandur himself, the think tank at Hombale, freshly buoyed by the back-to-back successes of KGF 2 and Kantara, intends on producing at least 5-6 films a year with one big-ticket/event film promised to be delivered each year. With Salaar filling that quota for 2023, fans and industry trackers are keenly studying Hombale Films' upcoming slate of films to know more about what's on offer.
And right on cue, Kiragandur recently revealed that Kantara 2 is very much on the cards and just as speculated, Kantara actor-director Rishab Shetty is currently tucked away to develop the script. In the report carried by Deadline, Vijay Kiragandur divulged that Kantara 2 would be a prequel that will explore the folktale that is part of the 2022 film with Rishab, most likely, taking on a different role as an actor in the narrative. The same report also quotes Kiragandur as saying, “Rishab is writing the story now and has gone to the forests of coastal Karnataka with his writing associates for two months to conduct research for the film”.
Kantara 2 is expected to go on floors in June of 2023.
Another interesting highlight of the Deadline report is Hombale Films' plans to produce series in the near future. While the core team at the production house does not reveal the exact details, Kiragandur and Chaluve Gowda (business partner) share that they are very keen on developing content for series for the web and that they are on the look-out for good writers & directors to take things forward. In the same vein, the two are quoted as saying that Hombale Films is in talks with streaming platforms already.
On the other hand, Vijay Kiragandur, in his recent conversation with the Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar, said that Hombale Films also envisions Kantara taking the shape of a franchise - does that mean that Kantara 2 and beyond is on the cards?