The same event also saw the makers reveal that Tamil filmmaker Lakshman will direct the untitled project and actress Yukti Taneja will play the female lead.
Last Updated: 04.02 PM, Aug 23, 2023
As speculated, top production house Lyca Productions has brought Nikhil Kumaraswamy on board for their major Kannada debut. Having previously worked with actors like Superstar Rajinikanth, Thalapathy Vijay, Dhanush, Chiyaan Vikram, Nayanthara, Janhvi Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and several other top names, A. Subaskaran's Lyca Productions is now looking to expand its reach and has chosen actor-politician Nikhil Kumaraswamy in this pursuit.
Lyca has also produced Hindi films like Ram Setu and Good Luck Jerry in the past and also distributed Tamil dubbed versions of films Pushpa: The Rise, RRR, Sita Ramam, and R. Chandru's Kabzaa.
Nikhil Kumaraswamy receives granddad and dad's support
The untitled Kannada film will be helmed by filmmaker Lakshman who has previously Tamil films like Romeo Juliet, Bogan and Bhoomi. The project was launched earlier today in Bengaluru with a special muhurtha event that had Nikhil's father & former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy and his grandfather HD Deve Gowda (former Indian Prime Minister) in attendance.
The same event also saw the makers reveal that actress Yukti Thareja will play the film's female lead. Popular comic actor Komal, who was recently seen in Namo Bhoothathma 2, will also be part of the cast and essay a key role in the film. Both Yukti and Komal attended the launch event.
Yukti Thareja is best known for her roles in the recent Telugu film Rangabali, which also stars Naga Shaurya. She also appeared in Jubin Nautiyal's 'Lut Gaye' music video alongside Emraan Hashmi.
"Waited three years," says A. Subaskaran
Nikhil Kumaraswamy, clad in a casual black shirt and trousers, spoke about the sabbatical he recently took to focus on politics and said that he is now fully set on rekindling his acting career, adding that he would want to act in at least three films a year going forward. A. Subaskaran noted in good humour that he had been waiting for three years to produce Nikhil's film.
Ajaneesh Loknath will compose music for the untitled project which, apparently, is set to go on floors in September.