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Yogaraj Bhat wants to make Gaalipata 3 with the characters he’s missed out in part 2

Rajesh Krishnan, Neethu, Daisy Bopanna, Bhaavanaa Raao, among actors who will be in the third instalment of the franchise.

Yogaraj Bhat wants to make Gaalipata 3 with the characters he’s missed out in part 2
Diganth, Ganesh and Pawan Kumar in Gaalipata 2
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Last Updated: 12.09 PM, Aug 08, 2022

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This week, Yogaraj Bhat’s much awaited Gaalipata sequel, Gaalipata 2 releases in theatres. Like the original, this one too has Ganesh in the lead, while Diganth and Anant Nag have also been retained. The rest of the cast, though, is new to the franchise, including filmmaker actor Pawan Kumar, Vaibhavi Shandilya, Samyutha Menon, Sharmiela Mandre, etc. Naturally, during the promotions of Gaalipata 2, Yogaraj has been asked about why characters played by Rajesh Krishnan, Neethu, Daisy Bopanna, among others, are missing.

Turns out, the filmmaker is toying with the idea of bringing all of them back for the third part in the franchise. “I wanted to make Gaalipata 2 and 3 simultaneously, but could not do that, eventually, owing to the pandemic. Right now, Gaalipata 3 is only a plan, but if everything works out, I want to bring all the main characters of Gaalipata 1 and 2 together for the third instalment,” the filmmaker has been quoted as saying.

The reason that Gaalipata has become a franchise, he says, is because it is based on friendship, a plot point that will never go stale. The high point of Gaalipata was the friendship between the protagonists, which will continue in the second instalment as well. In fact, during a recent promotional event of the film, Ganesh had said that Gaalipata 2 is his best film yet with Yogaraj.

“After I finished dubbing for my role in Gaalipata 2, I called him and said that this is not only one of the best scripts that he has written, but also the best that the two of us had collaborated on. Among all the films that we have done together, I believe that Gaalipata 2 is a class apart,” said Ganesh.

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