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Celebrating nine years of Rocking Star Yash’s Googly

The Pavan Wadeyar film is the reason that KGF maker Prashant Neel thought the actor could convincingly play Rocky Bhai.

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Last Updated: 04.09 PM, Jul 19, 2022

Celebrating nine years of Rocking Star Yash’s Googly
The Pavan Wadeyar directorial paired Yash with Kriti Kharbanda and was a big hit

The 2013 Pavan Wadeyar directorial Googly is among Rocking Star Yash’s early big successes. The film, which paired him with Kriti Kharbanda, was a romantic comedy, with a stellar soundtrack of songs composed by Joshua Sridhar. Pavan, who was fresh off the success of his debut Govindaya Namaha, presented Yash in a stylish avatar with S Vaidi’s cinematography elevating the film’s visual grandeur.

Fans of the actor have been calling Googly a cult classic, with his pairing with Kriti mentioned as one of the film’s many highlights. Pavan has been quoted as saying that he wants to make a sequel to Googly. Back in 2019 on the director’s birthday, Kriti had asked him to start writing the script for Googly 2 soon and make it her birthday gift for 2020. However, after the success of the KGF franchise, Pavan said that he will need more time to write the script, keeping in mind Yash’s current pan-India superstar status.

Incidentally, Googly was the first film of Yash that Prashant Neel had seen. The actor’s performance in the film convinced Prashant that he could pull off the character of Rocky Bhai in the KGF saga. Prashant has been quoted as saying that he found Rocky Bhai in Yash while watching Googly. “Yash had done a very bubbly love story called Googly. That was the first time I’d seen him and I knew there was this rising star. I became a fan of his when I watched the film. Later, when I narrated a scene from KGF to the producer, he asked me which actor could do the role and I mentioned Yash, even though he looked nothing like Rocky then. But I knew that he could pull it off because he had that attitude in him. I wanted an actor who could have a magnetic presence about him,” Prashant has been quoted as saying in an interview with GalattaPlus.

On the occasion, it was also announced that producer Mahesh Danannavar has acquired the remake rights of Googly in Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and other North-Indian languages