What’s Stopping Kantara Star Rishab Shetty To Join The ‘Infamous’ Bollywood? The Actor Reveals

Recently, Rishab Shetty was asked about his plans to join Bollywood. Here’s what he has to say about the same.

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Actor-director Rishab Shetty is currently basking in the success of Kantara, and various celebrities from all parts of the country are lauding the Kannada actor. Well, it is no surprise that the film industry down South has been giving Bollywood very tough competition lately. Kantara’s unimaginable success has made everything very overwhelming. Film enthusiasts are leaving no moment to approach the Kirik Party director with lots of offers.


People from Bollywood and others associated with B-Town have been asking several questions to Rishab Shetty regarding the success of Kantara and other related concerns. For example, most recently Author, Chetan Bhagat asked the actor whether he wanted to join Bollywood. This question has been asked to a lot of South actors. Rishab Shetty has given a sensible reply to it.

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In his reply, Rishab said, “The Kannada film industry gave me a platform to become an actor, director, and writer. Today, I am here, on this stage, and my film Kantara has got so much appreciated because it is from the Kannada industry. If audiences from the Hindi belt or any other region find my Kannada films interesting, I will bring those films to them in a dubbed version. There is no language barrier in cinema today, and people are watching regional content as is. Kannada cinema is my ‘Karmabhoomi’ and I would like to continue working there.”

After this, Chetan Bhagat, and veteran actor Anupam Kher also asked Rishab something delightful. He asked Shetty, “But if an actor from outside wishes to do a Kannada film, are they allowed to?” Rishab instantly replied by saying that Anupam Kher is always welcome and that he is one of his favorites.


Written and directed by Rishab Shetty, Kantara is produced by Vijay Kiragandur and Chaluve Gowda under Hombale Films. While Rishab Shetty plays the lead in the movie, it also stars Sapthami Gowda, Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, Prakash Tuminad, and Naveen D Padil in pivotal roles. Apart from Kannada and Hindi, the movie was also released in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu. Set in coastal Karnataka, the movie deals with the issues of land politics and man vs. nature.