Speaking at the pre-release event of her film in Bengaluru, Trisha said that she was supposed to do Dvitva with the late Power Star when she began working on Ponniyin Selvan and his heartbroken by his loss.
Trisha in a poster from Ponniyin Selvan
Last Updated: 05.00 PM, Sep 22, 2022
Tamil star Trisha’s Kannada film debut happened a good 15 years into her showbiz journey, when she agreed to be part of the remake of Mahesh Babu’s hit Telugu flick, Dookudu. Directed by K Madesh, the film, called Power, paired her with Kannada cinema’s Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar. Although Power and, by extension, her pairing with Puneeth was widely accepted, it wasn’t until 2021 that she decided to return to the industry, yet again with a film opposite him.
In August last year, Hombale Films, the makers of Puneeth movies like Ninnindale, Raajakumara, and Yuvarathnaa announced that Trisha would be the heroine of their fourth collaboration with the Power Star – the Pawan Kumar directorial, Dvitva. “The leading lady of #Dvitva is here. We welcome the talented Trisha on board,” they had tweeted.
Unfortunately for the entire team, this collaboration was not to be, as Puneeth tragically passed away in October last year. Close to a year later, while there are rumours that Pawan is looking at reviving Dvitva with Fahadh Faasil in the lead, it is not clear if Trisha will get to retain her role. The actress was in Bengaluru today, along with many other members of team Ponniyin Selvan, her film that is releasing in theatres on September 30. Speaking at the event, she said, “I last came to Bengaluru when I was shooting for Power and was here for 50 days. I missed an opportunity to work with him again on a film called Dvitva. I am heartbroken about Puneeth’s loss. His memory will live on forever.”
When Pawan was casting for the lead heroine role, he had been quoted ass saying that he needed an experienced artiste, as the scenes involving her and Puneeth would be rather intense. It would be interesting to see if the filmmaker pairs Trisha with Fahadh after all.
Meanwhile, the first part of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan will be in theatres on September 30. It will be in competition with Rishab Shetty’s Kantara and Jaggesh’s Thothapuri at the box office.