EXCLUSIVE| Kantara-maker Rishab Shetty on Oscars shortlist: ‘Colossal yr for Indian movies’ | Regional Indian Cinema

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“I am happy that nine Indian movies glean been shortlisted for Oscars 2023 reminder checklist,” acknowledged Rishab Shetty.


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Kannada film ‘Kantara’ has licensed for the Oscars 2023 contention checklist in the classes of Ideally suited Image and Ideally suited Actor. This makes the film eligible for vote casting by Oscar people to push it thru the nominations. The film’s director and actor Rishab Shetty, who expressed his pleasure over the news on his Twitter tackle, exclusively spoke to Republic Media Network’s Mugdha Kapoor and shared his solutions on his contemporary milestone. 

Speaking of the film’s Oscars reminder checklist, Rishab Shetty acknowledged, “It feels right. As soon because the film turn out to be as soon as released, fans trended Kantara for Oscars. They’ve already given us such noteworthy award. It turn out to be as soon as for them and their expectations that we submitted the film for Oscars and now it has been shortlisted. We are totally satisfied as a personnel.”

The actor added, “It’s a long way a noteworthy yr for the Indian film change. I am happy that nine Indian movies glean made it to the shortlist. I am totally satisfied that from Karnataka, ‘Kantara’ turn out to be as soon as chosen.”

The ‘Kantara’ valuable particular person also congratulated the other shortlisted Indian movies collectively with RRR and Vikrant Rona and acknowledged, “I congratulate all of the movies, especially Vikrant Rona as it is Sudeep sir’s film. Even RRR turn out to be as soon as widely praised by the viewers and even it has made it to the Oscars shortlist, I congratulate them.”

Hombale Motion photos’ Vijay Kirgandur speaks to Republic Media Network

Kantara’s producer Vijay Kirgandur too spoke to Mugdha Kapoor and acknowledged, “I heard the news spherical 9 in the morning. I turn out to be as soon as very enraged. It turn out to be as soon as the fans and the viewers who made it that that you just may maybe also agree with of. It turn out to be as soon as all attributable to of the viewers’s be aware of mouth.”

The producer added, “I agree with the yr(2022) has been gigantic for South Indian movies. It turn out to be as soon as long due. It’s no longer always in truth fancy of us are no longer staring at Hindi movies, but after the free up of Baahubali, South movies glean been releasing on more monitors in North India. Earlier, Hindi movies released pan-India, but other movies did now not. After Baahubali, of us glean been staring at South movies and language is no longer a barrier now. Going ahead we are in a position to must take care of every film as an Indian film.”

‘Kantara 2 is positively occurring’

Producer Vijay also updated us about the ‘Kantara’ franchise and acknowledged that Rishab Shetty has been working on the script and that Kantara 2 will positively occur.

He acknowledged, “For now now we glean right made up our minds that we are in a position to flip Kantara into a franchise, but we’re no longer particular if or no longer it’ll be a prequel or a sequel. This morning I turn out to be as soon as discussing it with Rishab, he has taken a week’s time to advance abet up with a script. He already has a view in his mind, he’s getting into into scripting. In 2-3 weeks’ time, we are in a position to know if or no longer it’s a prequel or a sequel. However, positively, there is a part 2 occurring.”

‘Kantara’, first and necessary made in Kannada, released on September 30. The film, made with a budget of right Rs 16 crore, opened to particular opinions and turn out to be as soon as later released in other languages collectively with Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The film reportedly earned a whopping Rs 400 crore at the field plot of enterprise. 

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