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Release Date: 2018-12-21 AP/TS First Day: Rs. 0.65 Cr
AP/TS First Week: Rs. 5.09 Cr AP/TS Lifetime: Rs. 12.27 Cr
India First Week: Rs. 0.00 Cr India Lifetime: Rs. 0.00 Cr
Worldwide First Week: Rs. 0.00 Cr Worldwide Lifetime: Rs. 0.00 Cr
USA Locations: USA
USA Premiers: $ 0 K USA First Day: $ 0 K
USA First Week: $ 0 K USA Lifetime: $ 0 K


  • ALL INDIA 1st Week: Rs. 0.00 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.00 Cr
  • TELUGU STATES 1st Day: Rs. 0.65 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 5.09 Cr | Final: Rs. 12.27 Cr
  • NIZAM 1st Day: Rs. 0.19 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.96 Cr | Final: Rs. 4.80 Cr
  • CEDED 1st Day: Rs. 0.16 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.10 Cr | Final: Rs. 2.40 Cr
  • UA 1st Day: Rs. 0.09 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.60 Cr | Final: Rs. 1.45 Cr
  • GUNTUR 1st Day: Rs. 0.06 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.40 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.90 Cr
  • EAST 1st Day: Rs. 0.04 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.27 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.72 Cr
  • KRISHNA 1st Day: Rs. 0.05 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.45 Cr | Final: Rs. 1.10 Cr
  • WEST 1st Day: Rs. 0.05 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.22 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.60 Cr
  • NELLORE 1st Day: Rs. 0.01 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.09 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.30 Cr
  • ROI 1st Week: Rs. 0.00 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.00 Cr

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    Director: Prashanth Neel

    Yash turns restless after KGF


    Kannada actor Yash is the new pan-Indian star of the country after KGF franchise made huge money across the nation. The actor is rushed with several offers but Yash is said to have rejected more than a dozen projects in the recent months. He even did not consider lot of projects that reached him for narration. Yash is currently considering a bigger project than the KGF. Yash is rushed with a bunch of Bollywood offers but the actor hasn’t given a complete nod. Top filmmaker Karan Johar is keen to rope him in for Brahmastra 2. The film’s director Ayan Mukerji is working on his role. A good clarity is expected in the next few weeks. There are talks that Yash is in talks to play Dev in Brahmastra 2.

    Top Bollywood filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra approached Yash for a mythological drama titled Karna. Yash has huge expectations on his project after the KGF franchise. Several filmmakers who met him feel that Yash is in the hangover of KGF and is keen to sign bigger scripts. Such projects happen once in a while. Many Tollywood filmmakers approached Yash but the actor hasn’t picked any project. For now, the actor is in a relaxed mode and is spending time with his family and is listening to scripts. His fans are eagerly waiting for the big announcement about his next project. We have to wait to see what is on board for Yash.

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    ‘KGF’ star Yash celebrates Raksha Bandhan with sister


    ‘KGF’ star Yash, who is popularly referred to as his character name Rocky bhai by his fans, shared an endearing picture on social media celebrating Raksha Bandhan.

    Taking to his social media, Yash shared some really adorable pictures with his sister Nandini Rahul, where they can be seen celebrating Raksha Bandhan. The actor wrote a loving caption while wishing his fans a happy Rakhi.

    “Siblings – Brought together by destiny but bonded by lifetime of love and support. Here’s wishing everyone a happy Raksha Bandhan,” the actor, whose real name is Naveen Kumar Gowda, wrote as the caption.

    On the film front, the 36-year-old’s film ‘KGF: Chapter 2’, created a stir when it released earlier this year. In the domestic market, the film collected over Rs 900 crore. It went on to collect around $27 million internationally.

    Yash gained the spotlight as a leading actor of Kannada cinema with films such as ‘Googly’, comedy-drama ‘Raja Huli’, fantasy action ‘Gajakesari’, romantic comedy ‘Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari’, action film ‘Masterpiece’ and action-romance ‘Santhu Straight Forward’ among many others.

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    Shoots On Pause: South to rework economics

    ‘RRR’, ‘KGF’, ‘Pushpa: The Rise’, ‘Baahubali’ and other such big hits, and one would think that the South Indian film industry is rolling in money! Evidently, it is not so. And that is what bothers the filmmakers in the South.

    Their malady is that just about everybody connected with the making of a film, from the stars to the technicians, makes money when a film is being made except for the producer. To contemplate on this issue, the Active Telugu Film Producers Guild (ATFPG) met last week.

    Films such as ‘Baahubali’, ‘Pushpa’, ‘RRR’ are a flash in the pan and the media celebrates only those. But the Guild contends that against these few blockbusters, which appear periodically, there are many other films that drag a film producer deep into the red.

    That a film producer always makes money is a perception people live with because of the stars. The stars are the face of the film industry. Their riches and the glamour quotient are for the people to see, not the plight of those behind the scenes. In the popular perception, if stars make so much money, certainly, the ones who employ them must be earning so much more!

    How one hopes this was true, that producers were the ones employing stars! The fact is that once a star is signed, a producer starts working for the star. In the Hindi industry, all but a successful few borrowed at the rate of 3 per cent per month, or 36 per cent per annum! The interest was chargeable every quarter and deducted while landing.

    It was a desperate situation for a film producer. Because, not only his film, even his household ran on this borrowed money. He was a full-time filmmaker and had no other source of income. All this because though this was called an Industry, it was never recognised as one and therefore not privy to institutional finance. Which, if nothing, would be available at a reasonable rate of interest.

    Usually, a film producer lived on liabilities, always owing money to his financiers, which got transferred from one film to the next, unless his film turned out to be a big hit. Only that day did he stand a chance to pay up his debts and emerge clean. That, too, depended a lot on his distributors and if they paid his overflow (share of the profit after recovering his investment). The distributors were, almost always, only partly honest.

    There were some filmmakers whose finances were structured in such a way that even the world rights of their movies vested with the financer. He controlled all the transactions, including the profit earned by the film, till he recovered his investment, or over a stipulated period. In such an event, even if the film was a hit, the profits went to this world rights holder.

    The best case of such an understanding was film producer Yash Johar, the founder of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Yash Johar enjoyed tremendous goodwill in the industry, making many well-received films such as ‘Duniya’, ‘Duplicate’, ‘Agneepath’ and ‘Gumrah’ with the biggest of stars. Yet, Johar never tasted success.

    Finally, when success came to him with ‘Dostana’ (starring Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha), his profit was mortgaged to the film’s world rights controller for the next 10 years!

    Yash Johar, such as he was, would laugh at his situation. One hit I make and the profit goes to someone else. That is the way the film business worked. The producer was the one who put together a project, slogged for a year or two but got little or nothing back at the end. The producer knew his situation well, but had no way of coming out of the quagmire.

    Recently, the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) decided that a Hindi film will be released on OTT platforms only after eight

    weeks of its theatrical release! Whose film is it, who is the producer? And, why does MAI decide on such matters for a producer? Well, that is the way it has been for a long time. From the number of screens to be assigned to a film to the admission rates, it is all decided by the multiplex operators.

    Filmmakers, in Mumbai or in the South, are all facing similar problems that make filmmaking a risky business for them. The major problems faced by them are also the same: high admission rates at the cinemas; impractical out-of-proportion star earnings and the OTT effect on the box-office prospects of films.

    South Indian filmmakers, especially the Telugu film industry, have decided to tackle these three problems to start with. The Hindi filmmakers, despite (or due to) four associations representing the production sector, have shown neither the courage, nor the inclination to take the lead. They are kind of used to the terms being dictated by others, whether the cinemas or the stars.

    Now, the producers in South India, especially in the Telugu film industry, have decided to do something about it. The Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce has broadly classified films into small, medium and big budget for the purpose of implementation of its resolutions.

    Accordingly, films will have to keep a four-week window between their theatrical and OTT releases, but the big- budget ones will have to adhere to an eight-week window before their OTT release.

    The admission rates for small-budget films in the A and B centres should start from a maximum of Rs 100 for single screens and Rs 125 for multiplexes. For medium-budget films, the rates should start from Rs 122 for single screens and Rs 177 for multiplexes. The respective rates for big budget films should be Rs 177 and Rs 295.

    These admission rates apply to Telangana because in Andhra Pradsh, which is also a Telugu film market, the rate ceilings have already been applied by the state government.

    The producers also discussed the high fees charged by the stars, contending that nobody else but them were making money in the film industry. All these problems, which are faced equally by the Hindi film industry, were discussed in the meeting, which concluded by noting: “Producers and distributors had gotten into the habit of inflating box-office collections of films to paint a rosy picture of the stars of those films in a bid to satisfy their egos.”

    This, according to the producers, spurred the stars to further hike their remunerations.

    The Telugu industry appears to be serious about the matter and has decided to stop all film activities, including shoots, from August 1.

    The Hindi industry, on the other hand, has taken no initiative yet to solve its problems. Looks like they have started believing in their own inflated box-office figures and are happy. Who are these figures fooling except the filmmakers themselves?

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    A flurry of speculation about ‘KGF’ director’s female-centric movie


    Prashanth Neel, the director of the ‘KGF’ franchise, has achieved pan-India fame following the success of his two-part movie.

    Speculations surround the director’s next project, one of which is said to be a female-centric film.

    A few online sources went on to decode a few scenes from ‘KGF- 2’, which hint at a strong character, specifically a female role, with the potential to be made as an entirely new film in the franchise.

    According to the sources, the first girl child is born in Kollar Gold Fields in Chapter 2 of ‘KGF’, and Rocky Bhai names her after his mother.

    And, as the girl grows up under the watchful eye of a strong guardian following Rocky Bhai’s death, surely there is room to tell her story as well.

    According to reports, the story will be told in the form of a female-centric film starring a superstar in the lead role.

    Some claim that Prashanth Neel’s writing team is also working on this spin-off, though it is unclear whether they will release it or not.

    Meanwhile, Prashanth Neel will have to wrap up ‘Salaar’ with Prabhas, after which he will direct Jr. NTR for their ‘NTR31’, before he commits himself to another project.

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    ‘KGF 2’ director Prashanth Neel shares collage poster of his movies


    A collage poster shared by ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ director Prashanth Neel has left everyone guessing. Audiences and movie buffs are wondering about the message the star director has conveyed through his poster.

    Prashanth Neel has shared a post on social media which contains the collage photo of his three projects. ‘KGF: Chapter2’ and his upcoming movies ‘Salaar’ with Prabhas and ‘NTR-31’ with Jr NTR.

    The statement of producer Vijay Kiragandoor of Hombale Films that ‘KGF: Chapter 3’ would have superheroes like Hollywood has piqued interest.

    The fans are also guessing that the characters of all three movies would get connected at one point. The fans are further guessing that the character of Rocky bhai in ‘KGF 2′ and Prabhas’ character would meet in the upcoming movie ‘Salaar’.

    Fans are also surmising that even the character in ‘Bagheera’ for which Prashanth Neel has written the screenplay would also be a part of the upcoming ambitious project.

    However, Prashanth Neel has not reacted to any comments and speculation in this connection.

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    KGF Makers and Sudha Kongara to team up


    Hombale Films is a Karnataka-based production house who believed the vision of Prashanth Neel and Yash, the men behind the big brains of KGF franchise. The films changed the face of Kannada cinema and Hombale Films emerged as one of the most prominent production houses. The production house is now producing Salaar featuring Prabhas and the film is directed by Prashanth Neel. Today, Hombale Films announced its next prestigious project.

    Talented director Sudha Kongara who directed impressive and critically acclaimed films like Saala Khadoos and Soorarai Pottru will direct the film that is inspired by real-life incidents. The details of the cast, crew members are kept under wraps for now and they will be announced at a later date. Sudha Kongara has been working on the script of her next for the past one year.

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    3 months and 3 South films: Will Bollywood rechristen itself?

    In the last three to four months of time, three south movies outperformed Bollywood movies and it is learnt that there’s a paradigm shift in the approach of Bollywood makers on film making. However the Big question is whether Bollywood will be able to rechristen itself and reclaim the throne i.e. top Industry of the country. Details as follows.

    Three movies that have outperformed Bollywood movies in recent times are – Pushpa, RRR and KGF2. When Pushpa was released there wasn’t much buzz though. However the movie surpassed another Bollywood Big movie 83. Later when RRR released, Bollywood hero John Abraham commented that “We are not number 2 to any other industry “ and released his “Attack” movie while RRR was in theatres. Attack movie was a disaster at the box office. Now during KGF2 , Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey movie got postponed to release at a later point of time. Before just a couple of years, Telugu and Kannada movies forcing Bollywood movies change their release date couldn’t be conceived even in the dreams.

    Now Bollywood makers seem to be in the thinking mode and plan movies on pan India scale. Most of the big wigs of Bollywood are asking the writers to again focus on heroic subjects rather than multiplex subjects. We need to wait and see whether Bollywood will be able to rechristen itself and if so how fast can that happen..

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    Pan India star: Real test for Yash starts now

    KGF Chapter 2 is running successfully in theatres. The movie that has made Yash a pan India star comes to an end now. Even though the makers are planning for chapter 3, it may take a few years to start on that project. So, the analysts opine, the real test for Yash starts now. Details as follows.

    After Bahubali series, Prabhas also has faced this problem. After working on a mammoth project like Bahubali and earning the pan India star tag, Prabhas wanted to continue the same scale on other projects as well. However there are not many directors in the country who conceive and execute such pan India level projects. Yash has now completed KGF and he is yet to sign the next project while his director Prashant Neil already working on Salar project. The problem for Yash is also the same that , there are not many directors in Kannada Film industry who can equate Prashant Neil capabilities. So, Yash may have to look at the directors from other languages. But top directors in Telugu have all blocked their time for next couple years and so he may need to look at the directors from Tamil or Hindi. On the other hand there is no dearth of producers as everybody wants to cash on the craze that Yash has just earned.

    We need to wait and see whether Yash will be able to make right decisions and set right projects to continue the tag of Pan Indian star.

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    ‘KGF’ director credits Yash for taking franchise to new global heights


    Director Prashant Neel has heaped praises on superstar Yash for taking the franchise ‘KGF’ to a new high.

    He says the only person who had the vision to see the success of the film was the actor, who has gained major fandom, courtesy his portrayal as the rugged and fierce Rocky.

    Director Prashant Neel mentioned that ‘KGF’ was an eight year-long journey that gave them the confidence which helped them take the film to another level.

    The filmmaker also added: “When we started we never thought that we would be where we are today.”

    Crediting Yash, Neel extended his gratitude and said, “The only person that had this vision was Yash. We started this as a small Kannada project and today the film is really big and the expectations are very high.”

    He also credits Yash for making a singular big Kannada origins movie, into two parts and taking it to the world. Yash also penned his own dialogues since he believed in Rocky and could see through him.

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    Actor Vishal is proud of Yash for bringing Kannada cinema to global level


    Tamil actor Vishal, who heaped praises on ‘KGF- Chapter 2’, took to micro-blogging site, to congratulate actor Yash and director Prashanth Neel for their astounding success.

    Vishal, who praised Sandalwood’s magnum opus, congratulated the entire team on Saturday.

    Vishal also stated that he is proud of his hero Yash for representing the grandeur of the Kannada film industry at the world fair.

    “Congrats to my dearest friend @TheNameIsYash, the entire team, the cast & the crew especially the director @prashanth_neel for his magnum opus blockbuster #KGFChapter2”, Vishal’s tweet reads.

    The ‘Pandem Kodi’ actor also wrote, “I’m so proud that my friend #Yash has taken the #KannadaCinema to worldwide reach. Keep rocking #RockyBhai. GB.”

    Yash-starrer ‘KGF: Chapter 2’, which was released a few days ago, has done extremely well at the box office around the world. The film, directed by Prashanth Neel, has received a lot of attention from both audiences and celebrities.

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    Prashanth Neel about the journey of KGF


    KGF started as a Kannada film and it is now a pan-Indian project. It was Prashanth Neel’s vision that made the first installment a super hit and paved path for a sequel. Explaining about the journey of KGF, Prashanth Neel said “We started the journey of the film in the mid of 2014. After Hombale Films agreed to do the film, we approached Yash and got his nod. I took a year to complete the script of KGF and the shoot commenced in early 2017. None among us made such a big movie before. It is our journey and hard work which made KGF a huge project”.

    He said “I thank Yash and my production house for the immense support throughout the journey. A month after the shoot, I got the idea of making KGF into two parts. We took a break for a month and completed the screenplay of the film. After the first installment ended up as a massive hit, I got ample budget for the sequel. KGF: Chapter 2 would be emotional and action-packed. We picked up the right actors and the biggest conflict in the film is between Yash and Sanjay Dutt”. KGF: Chapter 2 is gearing up for a record release tomorrow.

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    Record Price for KGF : Chapter 2 Rights


    Top producer Dil Raju is making huge profits through RRR which crossed the magical mark of Rs 100 crores already. Raju is expected to make over Rs 20 crores through the film. Dil Raju will now release KGF: Chapter 2 in Nizam region. He acquired the rights of the film for Rs 50 crores (completely recoverable). The film is carrying huge expectations and will have a record release across the Telugu states. The makers are quoting huge prices and the film is sold out in all the territories.

    Dil Raju is planning a record release for the film in Nizam. He is also distributing Vijay’s Beast across the Telugu states which will release a day before KGF: Chapter 2. Tollywood will have a packed weekend with KGF: Chapter 2 and Beast. KGF: Chapter 2 is directed by Prashanth Neel and the film has Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon in the lead roles. Hombale Films are the producers.

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    Aamir Khan issues an apology for KGF Team


    Bollywood Superstar Aamir Khan will next be seen in Laal Singh Chaddha, the remake of the Academy award-winning film Forrest Gump. The movie was initially planned for February 2022 release and it is now pushed to April 14th, 2022 and it would clash with KGF: Chapter 2 which is high on expectations. During his recent media interaction, Aamir Khan revealed that the VFX work pushed the release of the film and they are left with no option except to push the release date to April. The entire nation is now discussing about the mighty clash and Aamir responded about the clash.

    “I always never take a date that is finalized by another producer. Since I am playing a Sikh in Laal Singh Chaddha, we decided to release our film for Baisakhi on April 14th. I and my team felt that this would be the most appropriate release date. Before announcing the new date, I apologized to producer Vijay Kiragandur, lead actor Yash and director Prashanth Neel of KGF: Chapter 2. I explained to them why April 14th was an ideal date for the release of Laal Singh Chaddha. They understood me and asked me to go ahead. I also had a long conversation with Yash and I was touched by the gesture of KGF team. I will also promote KGF: Chapter 2 and informed the same to the makers. I am a fan of KGF franchise and will watch KGF: Chapter 2 in theatre on April 14th” told Aamir Khan.

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    KGF: Chapter 2 Shooting Updates


    After KGF created a sensation across the country, the sequel KGF: Chapter 2 is carrying massive expectations. Prashanth Neel is the director and Yash, Srinidhi Shetty will be seen in the lead roles. Though the makers initially planned to release the film during summer, the delay in the shoot pushed the film’s release date further. Prashanth Neel is one director who is a perfectionist and spends ample time on the post-production work of the film.

    KGF: Chapter 2 completed 70% of the shoot and the makers are in plans to wrap up the rest of the shoot by summer. The makers will announce the official release date only after the completion of the shoot. Made on a massive budget, there is huge competition for the film’s rights in all the languages. Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is playing a crucial role in KGF: Chapter 2. Hombale Films are the producers.

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    KGF Director locked for Mahesh Babu?


    KGF Director Prashanth Neel’s work for the film received top class response and soon the director is in huge demand. After completing KGF: Chapter 2, Prashanth Neel is in plans to direct a top Telugu actor. There are talks that he met NTR and Mythri Movie Makers are on board to produce the film. The latest news is that Prashanth Neel met Mahesh Babu in his residence yesterday afternoon.

    Prashanth Neel narrated a script to Superstar and the top actor was all excited about the idea. He asked Prashanth to come up with the complete draft to take the final call. If things fall in place, the project will roll next year right before Mahesh Babu will work with sensational director SS Rajamouli. Mahesh Babu is in plans to bankroll Prashanth Neel’s action drama on his home banner GMB Entertainment banner. More details awaited.

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    Tollywood filmmakers in a mad rush for Prashanth Neel

    Prashanth Neel is a sensation in Indian cinema right after his recent film KGF released. The film raked massive revenues in all the released languages and Prashanth Neel is now focused on KGF: Chapter 2, the sequel for the super hit action thriller. The film will release for summer next year and several Tollywood makers are keen on roping in Prashanth Neel for their next projects. On the eve of his birthday, Mythri Movie Makers released a poster wishing him on the occasion.

    Soon, discussions triggered across social media about Mythri Movie Makers producing a film with Prashanth Neel. Before this, top producer Dil Raju too approached Prashanth Neel for teaming up for a project. There are speculations that the talented director met actors like Mahesh Babu and NTR already after the release of KGF. He is working on a couple of scripts but big announcements would be made only after the release of KGF: Chapter 2.

    As of now, his focus lies on the film and several Tollywood producers are working hard to take the opportunity to introduce Prashanth Neel to Telugu cinema.

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    Yash excited about ‘KGF: Chapter 2’

    Actor Yash is looking forward to the second chapter of upcoming Kannada action-drama “KGF”, and says the scale of presentation of the sequel will be higher with “a couple of very complex action scenes”.

    Following the runaway success of “KGF”, which emerged as the first Kannada film to breach the Rs 200 crore club worldwide, the hype for “KGF: Chapter 2” has reached unprecedented heights. And Yash feels there are “huge expectations to live up to”.

    Excerpts from the interview:

    Months after its release, “KGF” continues to run in many centres?

    We’ve been tracking its course through the weeks and frankly, though we expected the film to succeed, the level of success has left us quite dazed.

    So “KGF” part two?

    We will go on the floors at the end of April or the beginning of May. We’ve locked in the script and it’s now in pre-production. The scale of presentation this time would be much higher. Now that “KGF” is a recognisable brand, we have huge expectations to live up to. Not that, we were any less careful in the first part. Only technically this time we need to be a little more sophisticated. There are a couple of very complex action scenes in the sequel. For this, we may get help from foreign technicians.

    Do you feel Indian technicians lag behind in action scenes?

    Not at all! In fact, I believe Indian technicians are the best in the world. In the first chapter, we achieved everything with Indian technicians and most of them were from Karnataka. This time again, we will be using the same team. Only if foreign technicians are required would we consider them. Only because they’ve the resources that we perhaps don’t. Otherwise, we don’t lag behind in talent.

    Are you looking at penetrating the international market with part two?

    The first part too penetrated the international market, though not as much as we would have liked. This time, we hope to be better equipped to make inroads abroad. Lots of foreigners have watched “KGF”. This time we hope to make a world-class film.

    You did consider doing something else before doing “KGF” again. I remember you told me that the last time we spoke?

    I did. But then audiences expectations are so high we don’t want to disappoint them by breaking their concentration from the first part to the second. If the second part comes later, it would be of no use. People really want to watch it now. The most important factor for doing “KGF 2” right after the first chapter is my look.

    How is your recently-born daughter doing? What have you named her?

    We can only name her after five or nine months. We will have a big ceremony after five months where her name will be officially announced. She will be named after a Hindu goddess.

    Success hasn’t changed you at all?

    I am no stranger to success. What this film did was to broaden my fan base many times over. If I was a newcomer in “KGF”, you may have found me walking with my head in the clouds.

    Your message to fans?

    Please give the second chapter of “KGF” even more love than you gave the first chapter.

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    Big Breaking: KGF director in talks with Mahesh Babu?


    Prashanth Neel shot fame with KGF which created a sensation across the nation. Soon he was left with offers from all the corners of the country. During his recent interviews, Prashanth Neel said that his focus lies completely on KGF: Chapter 2 which is slated for summer 2020 release. Several top Tollywood producers met Prashanth Neel recently and promised him to arrange meetings with top actors of Telugu cinema.

    Telugu360 has exclusively come to know that Prashanth Neel is in talks to direct Superstar Mahesh Babu in his next. Prashanth Neel is in plans for a pan Indian film post KGF: Chapter 2 release. He recently met Namratha, discussed a story that will suit Superstar and can be made in all the Indian languages. Prashanth Neel is yet to develop it and will meet Mahesh Babu once he prepares the complete plot. If things go as per the plan, this film will be produced on G Mahesh Babu Entertainment. We have to wait to see if Prashanth Neel impresses Mahesh and gets on board for Mahesh27..

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    KGF’ success has boosted morale of Kannada film industry: Yash


    Actor Yash believes the phenomenal success of “KGF: Chapter 1”, which struck gold at the box office and won over audiences across languages, has given the Kannada movie industry a platform to dream big and make films without inhibitions.

    Prashant Neel-directed “KGF” is the first Kannada film to breach into the Rs 200 crore club worldwide.

    The film was dubbed and released in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam. It did exceptionally well in all languages.

    “The success of ‘KGF’ means a lot to the Kannada industry, especially to a lot of our talented technicians who don’t get the due they deserve. This success has boosted the morale of the Kannada industry. It has justified the talent of Prashant Neel,” Yash told IANS in an interview.

    He said the success of “KGF” has made people take the Kannada industry “seriously”.

    “The perception about Kannada industry has changed. People across industries are now taking us seriously. A lot of our talented technicians have been looking for a platform and ‘KGF’ has provided them with that pedestal. This success means a lot to all the untapped talent of our industry,” he said.

    Yash still sounds grounded, in spite of delivering one of the biggest blockbusters in recent times. He said he doesn’t like to dwell upon success or failure for too long.

    “If you dwell upon success or failure for too long, you can’t move ahead and achieve what you want. I’m glad ‘KGF’ turned out to be a blockbuster, but honestly, the process of making the film excited me more than the result. As an actor, this success would help me take bigger steps,” he explained.

    It has been over three months since the release of “KGF” and it is all set for its television premiere on Sony Max on March 9.

    Yash is eagerly looking forward to the TV premiere. He says as much as people enjoy watching movies in cinemas and on streaming platforms, the reach of television is still unprecedented.

    “Given the population of our country and considering how many people actually show up in cinemas to watch a film, I believe the reach of television is still phenomenal and is a big deal. A lot of people who watch a film in a theatre would like to revisit it on TV with their entire family and that’s why television premieres are important,” he said.

    Yash is gearing up to commence shooting for “KGF: Chapter 2” from April. He says it will be “bigger” and “better” than the first part.

    “When we made ‘KGF: Chapter 1’, we had our own inhibitions and restricted ourselves in some way. But with this kind of success in our side, we are going all out to make the second part. We now know people are keenly looking forward to the second part and we can deliver it without any reservations. We have reserved the best for chapter 2,” he added.

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    KGF AP/TS Closing Collections


    KGF AP/TS Closing Collections

    KGF has ended up it’s run in Telugu states with a distributor share of 12.30 Cr. The film is a huge blockbuster as the theatrical rights are valued for 5 Cr. The film did excellent business in A centres especially and had a steady run in B centres. It has succeeded in laying a path for the second part which is expected to take a very good opening.

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    Below are the area wise closing shares

    AreaClosing shares

    Nizam 4.80 Cr
    Ceeded 2.40 Cr
    UA 1.45 Cr
    Guntur 0.90 Cr
    East 0.72 Cr
    West 0.60 Cr
    Krishna 1.10 Cr
    Nellore 0.30 Cr

    Total 12.27 Cr

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