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Pawan Kumar’s Puneeth Rajkumar-starrer Dvitva is back on track after his COVID recovery

The filmmaker is currently busy with pre-production of the film, which should go on floors shortly

Prathibha Joy
Sep 08, 2021
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Vijay Kiragandur, Puneeth Rajkumar and Pawan Kumar

Lucia and U-Turn maker Pawan Kumar’s first collaboration with Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar, which is being bankrolled by KGF makers Hombale Films, has grabbed a lot of eyeballs since its announcement. Dvitva, which will also reunite Puneeth with his Power co-star Trisha, is Pawan’s first feature film since U-Turn, so expectations are riding high.

Shortly after announcing the film, though, Pawan tested positive for COVID-19 and was recuperating at home in Bengaluru. Fully recovered and rearing to get back to work, Pawan, on Wednesday posted an update on social media that reads, “I and the man in the mirror are absolutely FINE now... Loaded with antibodies! Both got busy with the preproduction of Dvitva and were away from social media. We forgot to update this earlier, leaving a few of you wondering if we made it through!!! Big thanks to everyone who had left messages checking about our wellbeing. Take care everyone…”

According to reports, Dvita is a psychological thriller that deals with duality, as the title suggests. Shooting of the film, which will be shot by cinematographer Preetha Jayaram, was supposed to start in September, but got delayed owing to Pawan’s ill health. But now that all is well, the team is hopful of resuming pre-production and getting the show on the road as soon as possible.

Dvitva marks Puneeth’s fourth collaboration with Hombale Films, after their maiden venture Ninnindale, Raajakumara and, more recently, Yuvarathnaa.

For Pawan, this will be his first feature since U-Turn. He has, in the meantime, been dabbling with the OTT space and made a Telugu original web series for Aha, Kudi Yedamaite recently. He has earlier co-directed the Netflix series Leila as well.

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