The filmmaker-actor will speak about Indian cinema’s role in fostering discussions on environment, climate and conservation, at UNHRC session in Geneva on March 17
Last Updated: 09.23 AM, Mar 16, 2023
Kannada filmmaker Rishab Shetty’s Kantara, which has already made headlines around the world, after a successful run in several languages, is due to be exhibited on March 17 at the United Nations in Geneva, at Pathe Balexert in Hall No 13.
Writer, director and actor Rishab has already reached Geneva and has completed the oral submission. Taking to social media, the centre for globe affairs and public policy shared “@shetty_rishab will be talking about Indian Cinema's role in fostering discussions on environment, climate & conservation, at UNHRC Session in Geneva. CGAPP Director Anindya Sengupta met him on the sidelines of the Session as #Kantara star brings Indian stories to world stage.”
Rishab will speak about the role of Indian cinema in fostering discussions on environment, climate, and conservation at the UNHRC Session at Geneva. CGAPP Director Anindya Sengupta met him on the sidelines of the session, according to the Centre For Global Affairs and Public Police's social media handle.
Kantara was released as a Kannada film only initially by the production house, Hombale Films, as it was a rooted mannina kathe. However, following the release, the response was phenomenal, forcing the makers to advance the dubbing plans, which were meant for the OTT release only. Eventually, Kantara was released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam two weeks after the original and was well-revceived in all of those centres as well.
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The film, which had Rishab in the lead, along with Sapthami Gowda, Kishore Kumar, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, among others, focuses on a man vs nature conflict. Following the success of Kantara, Rishab announced that he was working on Kantara 2, which, he later confirmed, would be a prequel. He has not revealed specifics as to whether the next edition would delve into the history of Panjurli and Guliga. The original film had ended with Rishab’s character, Shiva, disappearing into the dark depths of the forest, much like his father before him, leaving behind a heavily-pregnant Leela (Sapthami).