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Comedian Chikkanna to star as the lead in 'Upadhyaksha', sequel to Sharan starrer Adhyaksha

Anil Kumar of Raambo 2 and Shiva 143 fame will be directing the upcoming comedy film

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 06.03 PM, Jun 17, 2022

Comedian Chikkanna to star as the lead in 'Upadhyaksha', sequel to Sharan starrer Adhyaksha

Looks like comedy actor Chikkanna is finally getting his due. Having worked mainly as a character artist his entire career, Chikkanna will soon be working on a project backed by a major production house as the solo lead in a film titled Upadhyaksha. This will be the sequel to the 2014 film Adhyaksha which featured Sharan as the lead with Chikkanna playing an important character called Narayana.

According to the latest reports, Upadhyaksha will be helmed by Anil Kumar of Raambo 2, Shiva 143, and Kaaneyadavara Bagge Prakatane fame. Umapathy Srinivas Gowda, who has previously produced big-budgeted films like Roberrt and Madhagaja, will be backing the upcoming film with Chikkanna while Malaika Vasupal, known for her lead role in the Kannada TV serial Hitler Kalyana, makes her feature debut. 

The same reports also reveal that the shooting of Upadhyaksha will begin in the third week of July and will be shot in a single schedule in Mysuru. Although Chikkanna makes his debut with the film, director Anil Kumar has asserted that the film will be a thorough family entertainer that will boast of the actor's comedic chops. Chikkanna, who made his debut back in 2011 with the Yash starrer Kirataka, went on to become a most sought-after comedic actor and has worked alongside all the major superstars of the Kannada Film Industry. He has already worked with director Anil Kumar on Raambo 2 and the recent Kaaneyadavara Bagge Prakatane.