The shooting of the KGF: Chapter 2 has been going on in Hyderabad and Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has joined the set on Wednesday.
Many fans of the film has uploaded the photographs of Sanjay Dutt along with the filmmakers. Sanjay Dutt is a new addition to the film's cast. In Chapter 2, he is playing the antagonist, Adheera.
"Adheera's character is very powerful. If you have seen Avengers, you would know Thanos. So, Adheera is like him. He is a very dangerous character with a dangerous get-up. And that's the zone I was looking for," the news agency, PTI, quoted the actor as saying.
Director Prashanth Neel was keen on roping in Sanjay Dutt even for the first part of KGF. The Bollywood actor was the first choice to play Adheera.
"When director Prashanth Neel narrated the character of Adheera, he had himself mentioned that this role needs somebody like Sanjay Dutt. He was there in our mind right from the initial stages, and not after we ventured into five languages. Nor it did emerge after KGF became a huge success, " said Yash revealed lately to a film magazine in an interview.
Recently, a court in Karnataka had banned using Kolar Gold Mines for shooting. The court verdict was based on a complaint from a resident of the area filed a complaint against the filmmakers claiming that the shoot is affecting the environment there.
So the film makers were forced to shift the location to Hyderabad. The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court in Kolar Gold Fields passed an interim order to stop the film's shoot at Cyanide Hills.
The shooting is also progressing in Bengaluru city where huge set have been erected.
KGF: Chapter 2 is touted to be made on a huge budget and Yash said that the makers have kept a lot of best things for the second part.
Directed by Prashanth Neel, the film has Sirinidhi Shetty, Anant Nag, and Saran Shakthi as lead actors.
Chapter 2 is slated to release in 2020, according to the makers. Set in the backdrop of the early 70s, chapter 2 will conclude the KGF series.
Chapter 1 concluded with the group of infamous characters aiming to take over the ownership of KGF Gold Mine, their fight for the throne and the fall and rise of Rocky Bhai, the lead character played by Yash.