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Published 22:41 IST, May 31st 2024

Malayalam Actor Jayaram Joins Rishab Shetty Starrer Kantara Prequel, Begins Shoot

Rishab Shetty starrer had earlier revealed that the upcoming film in his blockbuster franchise will be a prequel story. Kantara prequel is eyeing 2024 release.

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Malayalam actor Jayaram | Image: IMDb
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Kantara prequel is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated films this year. The team is currently involved in the shoot and reportedly a new cast member has joined the cast and crew. Rishab Shetty starrer had earlier revealed that the upcoming film in his blockbuster franchise will be a prequel story. Kantara prequel is eyeing 2024 release.

Kantara poster | Image: Rishab Shetty/X

This Malayalam star joins Kantara prequel

Rishab Shetty was a smash hit at the box office and made the Kannada star an overnight sensation in the country. Now he is busy with Kantara-Chapter 1, which is on the floor as of now.

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Malayalam star Jayaram | Image: X

According to 123 Telugu, Malayalam star Jayaram has joined the shooting of this film in Karnataka. According to the media, he will play a very important role in this film. Jayaram is a very popular actor in the south. He was last seen in Mahesh Babu’s Guntur Kaaram. His joining the rustic drama has made headlines worldwide.

What do we know about  Kantara prequel?

The story of Kantara is set around a small community living in the woodlands of Kaadubettu in the southern coastal state of Karnataka. Weaving an interesting plot of human versus nature conflict, where death leads to war between villagers and evil forces and Shiva, a rebel defends his village and nature.

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“What you have seen is actually Part 2, Part 1 will come next year. The idea flashed into my mind while I was shooting for Kantara because the history of Kantara has more depth to it, and currently, if the writing part is concerned we are in the middle of digging into more details,” Rishab Shetty said at the time of movie announcement.

22:41 IST, May 31st 2024