Director Prem who was delaying the release of the trailer of his film, The Villian has finally released teasers of the film featuring Kiccha Sudeep and Hatrick Hero Shivaraj Kumar. Though Prem promised the fans a trailer months ago, he only revealed the first look instead. The Chief Minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy was present to release the clips at GT Mall, Bengaluru yesterday. The makers of the film made sure that there are two separate video clips of both the actors. Prem told Bangalore Mirror that each teaser is 1.5-minute long and that “One teaser is for Shivanna and the other for Sudeep’s character.” Also Read - Happy Birthday Kiccha Sudeep: Lesser Known Facts About The Dabangg 3 Actor
The Villian team had collected Rs 500 from each for the launch and decided to help the struggling filmmakers in Sandalwood by handing over the event collection to the filmmakers who are in dire need of financial assistance. “People might think that we could have donated instead of collecting money from the public. Well, producer C Manohar, Shivaraj Kumar and all of us are lending our helping hand. What we felt is every small contribution from the public will make big difference. So, we decided to charge Rs 500 as the entry fee to the event,” said Prem. Watch teasers below: Also Read - Chiranjeevi Sarja Funeral: Kiccha Sudeep, Puneeth Rajkumar And Other Celebs Pay Their Last Respect
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Prem said that the teasers have obtained Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) certificates and will be played in theatres across Karnataka from Friday. The makers of the film even revealed that they are planning to launch the film’s audio next month in a foreign country. Prem’s film was first launched in December 2015 and was titled Kali but not many actors were happy with the script and that kept the film delayed. The makers then made changes in the screenplay and finally titled The Villain. The film is expected to hit theatres in mid-August.