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“The director has planned Big for my character” Shivanna confirms playing lead role in Kabzaa 2

Director R Chandru’s ‘Kabzaa’ is making the right noises. The film is expected to garner a good opening on March 17 when it hits the theatres. Sources now confirm that the work on ‘Kabzaa 2’ has begun and the film will be led by our beloved Karunada Chakravarthy Shivarajkuma.

Shivanna’s role in Kabzaa

After the success of the KGF franchise, Kabzaa is the next big Sandalwood movie entire of India is keen to watch. Featuring Upendra and Kichcha Sudeep, the period gangster action drama’s theatrical trailer was released recently. And to give more wings to the excitement Director R Chandru also announced that Kannada legendary actor Dr. Shivarajkuma will also have a cameo in the film.


In a note released through his social media account, director Chandru said, “You all know that Kabzaa features superstars Upendra and Kichcha Sudeep. But I want to give you all another good news that you have been asking for so long, and yes, Kabzaa also features our beloved Karunada Chakravarthy Shivarajkumar. Thank you, Shivanna, for your continued support.”

The 60-year-old has dubbed his portions for the film, along with Upendra, at the recording studio recently. Speaking to the media, the actor says, “It is a cameo, and it is a surprise package, which should be experienced in theatres.” Quoted Indian Express.

Kabzaa 2 in making

Meanwhile, the makers are reportedly planning to release Kabzaa in two parts. When asked if his (Shivanna) character will be taking the lead in the second chapter, the actor confirms by saying, “The director plans to take the lead through my character, but how it will be done is yet to be discussed.”


A source states, “The first part has turned out very well. The makers have already deep-dived into making ‘Kabzaa 2’. The pre-production work on ‘Kabzaa 2’ has already begun.”

Written and directed by R Chandru, the film will hit the theatres on March 17. The film, starring Upendra in the lead, is set in the pre-independence era and is told to have grand visuals that bring the 1940s alive.

Shriya Saran plays the female lead, with Sudeep playing a pivotal role. The cast of the film also includes Anoop Revanna, Pramod Shetty, Murali Sharma, Jagapathi Babu, Danish Akthar Saifi, Kabir Duhan Singh Jayaprakash, and Kota Srinivas.


Kabzaa is produced by director R Chandru under the Sri Siddheshwara Enterprises banner in association with Alankar Pandian. The Hindi version of Kabzaa will be distributed by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures, Sudhakar Reddy is handling the Telugu version and Lyca Production will be distributing the film in Tamil Nadu.