Rocking Star is hopeful that KGF: Chapter 2 will not have to be pushed from its current April 14 release date
It has been three years since KGF: Chapter 1 released and audiences last saw Rocking Star Yash onscreen. Since then, his fans and everyone who loved the first instalment of the Prashant Neel directorial, have been waiting with bated breath for the second and final part of the story. There was hope in sight when the makers announced April 14, 2022 as the release date, at a time when it looked like the pandemic was subsiding with cases on the rapid decline.
Things, however, changed almost overnight, with a massive increase in cases and a new mutation of the virus to deal with. As a response to this, the Karnataka government was swift to first announce night curfew, which meant night shows were cut out and then weekend curfews, ensuring filmmakers stood very little chance to make any money. Naturally, a lot of big-ticket January releases were postponed indefinitely, which will have a cascading effect on the films slated for February and thereafter.
The buzz in industry circles has been that KGF: Chapter 2 may also be forced to relook its release plan, but Yash says that will be a probability only if theatres are not at functional at full capacity, then. Speaking to a news outlet, Yash said that as of now, KGF: Chapter 2 is still on course to meet its April 14 date with audiences, even though the team will now have to factor in competition from films that would have, ideally, been festival releases in January.
The Rocking Star also addressed a long pending question about his next venture. The rumour has been that he is collaborating with Mufti maker Narthan, but Yash cleanly side-stepped that and did not offer confirmation, only saying that he will start a new film this year. Yash added that he has been spending his time productively in writing, so, it may not be long before a film written by the Rocking Star will be announced. Now, that would be something exciting to look forward to, right?