Yash has already impressed fans with KGF: Chapter 1. After the huge success of the film, the makers are gearing for KGF: Chapter 2. Earlier we reported that Sanjay Dutt has been roped in to play the role of Adheera, the antagonist.
In an interview with a leading daily, Yash revealed why Sanjay Dutt is the perfect fit to play Adheera in the sequel. He said, "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."
He even lauded Sanju baba and remarked, "When you have a good story, the other things fall into place on their own. The purity of such thought is always strong. Sanjay Dutt is a wonderful actor, and when elements like his physical appearance, image, and legacy, on top of it, the kind of role that KGF Chapter 2 has etched for him come together, it only adds value. That is what has happened in this case, and we are happy."
According to sources, the Agneepath actor will join the sets of KGF: Chapter 2 a little later.
Adheera is the antagonist of the film who goes head-on with Rocky, the character played by Yash. You can read about it here.
KGF Chapter 2 is directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the banner of Hombale films. The Hindi version of the action entertainer is being presented by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment. The first film was released in Kannada and dubbed in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi languages and did exceptionally well at the box office.
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- Manisha Karki