Actor-filmmaker Rishab Shetty, who is currently basking in the phenomenal success of his latest release Kantara, revealed the first who called him after the film was released on September 30.
The first celebrity to wish Rishab
Originally released in Kannada, Kantara has grossed over Rs. 100 crore globally and was dubbed and released in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu over the weekend. In Karnataka, the film’s success has surpassed everyone’s expectations which includes Rishab’s own.
Rishab Shetty never anticipated this kind of success. What has shocked him, even more, is how the film has been received even outside Karnataka. “Initially, we never had plans to dub and release the film in other languages. We thought we will dub the film when it comes on OTT but after seeing the response for the Kannada version outside Karnataka, distributors contacted us and wanted to dub and release the film.”
The Kantara director also revealed the applause he received from celebrities after Kantara was released. It was Rocking Star Yash who called him first and wished him and his team for Kantara’ssuccess.
In an interview, Rishab said, “The first day of the release, early morning it was Yash who called me and greeted me. He calls me Chinna, he said “It’s (Kantara) very good Chinna, don’t worry this film will reach well to the audience.”
— YASH HOLICS ™ (@Yash_Holics) October 17, 2022
At the end of 17 days in theatres, Kantara has made a whopping 113 crores* nett (all languages). For those who don’t know, the film reportedly carries a budget of 20 crores. If we subtract the cost from the collection, the returns stand at a stunning 93 crores i.e. a massive profit of 465%.
Also, as per Tracktollywood.com, another interesting thing we hear about Kantara is that it has crossed the break-even in the Telugu version on the opening day itself. The film made more than 4 crores gross in Telugu states last Saturday and is expected to be a blockbuster soon.
Kantara is a film written, directed, and acted by Rishab Shetty. The film is about the conflict between man and nature and is told through the divine dance form, Bhoota Kola. Apart from Rishab, the film stars Achyuth Kumar, Kishore, Sapthami Gowda, and Pramod Shetty in important roles.