Due to the COVID- triggered lockdown, the shoot of several films came to a standstill. After the Government eased the lockdown rules in June, the industry restarted in different phases. In August, the team of the multilingual film KGF: Chapter 2 resumed shoot after a five months break. However, the lead actor Yash remained absent from the brief schedule and joined the team on Wednesday with his leading lady Srinidhi Shetty. A source close to the film told a leading daily that Yash and the team will fly down to Hyderabad for a 20-day schedule after shooting for a few key scenes in Bengaluru.
"After canning some important scenes with them in Bangalore, the team will fly down to Hyderabad for another 20-day shoot on the set of the Kolar Gold Fields. They will be shooting some lavishly-mounted action scenes, including the climax," the source told. The source further added that to maintain continuity, the Kannada star has grown a heavy beard during the lockdown.
KGF: Chapter 2 also stars Sanjay Dutt in the lead. He plays the role of the antagonist named Adheera who will battle it out with Yash's Rocky aka Raja Krishnappa Bairya. Sanjay is currently undergoing treatment and chemotherapy sessions for lung cancer. The source told that the 61-year-old actor will likely join the shoot in the first week of November. "Sanjay has shot for most of his scenes with just a couple of days’ work pending. He will mostly join the team in the first week of November," the source said.
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The source told the daily that the director of KGF: Chapter 2, Prashanth Neel, was working on the film's post-production work remotely during the lockdown. Prashanth is reportedly aiming the wrap the shoot by early November. KGF: Chapter 2 that also stars Raveena Tandon, was scheduled to release on October 23, but due to the lockdown, it has been pushed to 2021. Reportedly, the film will release in theatres on Sankranti next year.
(Source: Mumbai Mirror)