Gangster drama KGF: Chapter 1, starring Yash and Srinidhi Shetty, which released over 400 theatres in Karnataka and over 2400 screens in India turned out to be a blockbuster hit. While Chapter 2 is gearing to hit the big screens, reports suggest that Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt may also feature in the upcoming sequel.
Sanjay had last featured in a South Indian movie, 21 years ago, in 1998’s release Chandralekha. While that was a small role in Nagarjuna- Ramya Krishna’s movie, Telugu360.com reported that the makers of KGF have approached Sanjay for a pivotal role. The movie will hit the floors this summer and while Sanjay’s nod to the project is awaited, great care is being taken to keep the details about his role under wraps.
Meanwhile, Chapter 1 is all set to start streaming on Amazon Prime. “KGF : Chapter 1 releases on Amazon Prime Video India in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam on February 5,” the official handle of Prime Video had earlier tweeted.
Yash starrer KGF had become the first Kannada film to get a commercial release in Pakistan. The film, which has earned over Rs 200 crore at the Box Office down South, got a wide commercial release on the other side of the border. This was surprising considering South Indian films don’t find an audience in Pakistan, unlike the Gulf countries where the popularity of regional language films from the South India is very high.
KGF: Chapter 1 aka Kolar Gold Fields minted gold at the ticket windows as the Yash and Srinidhi Shetty starrer continued to rule the Box Office even in its third week. Remaining rock-steady in the international circuits, including the crucial markets of USA, UK and UAE-GCC markets, the period crime thriller entered the Rs 200 crore club at the global Box Office on Day 18 of its release, having made Rs 197.56 crore globally in just 17 days, if the reports are to be believed. With this, the movie becomes not just the first Kannada film to have achieved this feat but also has paved way for the second chapter of the film which is expected to become a bigger success at the ticket windows.