The buzz is that the Navarasa Nayaka has okayed the script, but will take it up only after he completes his current commitments, including the upcoming Raghavendra Stores.
The 2019 Kannada comedy film Premier Padmini had Navarasa Nayaka Jaggesh in the lead, with Pramod playing a pivotal role in the narrative. Jaggesh was Vinayaka, who, albeit being the CEO of a company, is rather lonely, having divorced his wife after a misunderstanding. The story then followed his relationship with his driver Nanjundi, played by Pramod, and their journey to a village, where Vinayaka is exposed to the ways of life there. How that changes him and helps him find happiness was the crux of the narrative.
The film, directed by Ramesh Indira and produced by actress-producer Shruti Naidu, was well received at the box office, prompting the team to plan a sequel. In fact, Pramod has been quoted as saying that the story of Premier Padmini 2 will be set three years after the events of the original, with Vinayaka treating Nanjundi like a son and beginning a bride hunt for the latter.
According to the latest, the team has apparently zeroed in on a final version of the script, with which they met Jaggesh earlier this week. Pramod had shared an image of him, Shruthi and Ramesh along with the Navarasa Nayaka, on social media, and now the buzz is that Jaggesh has okayed the script. However, he is currently winding up work on the Guruprasad directorial Ranganayaka, after which he is committed to Santhosh Ananddram’s Raghavendra Stores. Premier Padmini 2 will possibly take off only in early 2022, say sources.
Premier Padmini also had Madhoo Shah, Sudharani, Dattana, Bhargavi Narayan, Hitha Chandrashekar and Vivek Simha in pivotal roles, but it is not known yet if they will return to reprise their characters in the sequel. Premier Padmini 2 will be written and directed by Ramesh and backed by Shruti Naidu under her home banner. More details will be announced closer to when the team is ready to go on floors. Stay tuned!