Childhood friends Nanda Kishore and Prajwal Devaraj to collaborate for the first time
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Childhood friends Nanda Kishore and Prajwal Devaraj to collaborate for the first time

Expected to start shoot from January, the film will see Prajwal in a new avatar

Akshay Krishna
Aug 23, 2021
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The Kannada film industry has been on a roll recently, with a number of upcoming films being announced, teams starting work on productions, and films getting ready for their releases. One such film announced during this year's Varamahalakshmi festival is Nanda Kishore’s untitled film which will star Prajwal Devaraj. 

The film marks the first collaboration of the duo, though they have known each other and their families for several years now. Their fathers Sudhir and Devaraj too were close associates. 

According to the interview given by the actor and director to the Times of India, the duo have been planning to collaborate for a couple of years but were not able to decide on the project. Prajwal shares, “Nanda, Tharun, his brother and I have known each other since childhood. Nanda and I have been planning to do a film for a while. When I heard the one-liner of this particular subject, it got me excited immediately and I gave a nod.”

Director Nanda Kishore added that they have finally zeroed in on what they believe is the right project for their collaboration. He said, “Prajwal and I were to work together a couple of years ago, but didn’t because we couldn’t zero in on the right content. We are currently developing a subject that we believe is the right fit.” He hinted at Prajwal playing someone from a rural background. The film will capture the culture and political scenario of the rural area. 

Prajwal revealed that the team had a script puja and that the plan is to start the shoot of the film in January. 

Meanwhile, the young actor was last seen in Inspector Vikram directed by Sahana Murthy and has a few movies readying a release, like Arjun Gowda, Veeram and Abbara. Kishore’s last film was the action drama Pogaru starring Dhruva Sarja.

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