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A sequel to ‘A’

Monday, July 19, 2010 • Kannada Comments

The path breaking cinema in the commercial arena ‘A’ in 1999 directed and acted by Upendra his debut as an actor that earned bumper of Rs.20 crores for the investment of Rs.1.25 crores sequel to it ‘A-2’ is getting ready from one of the two producers B Jagannath with his younger brother Dho Basavaraju.

The Kannada film ‘A’ flagged off by Manirathnam in a grand function that was switched on by an ordinary cinema buff changed the career graph of Upendra.

Now the producers of mega film in Kannada film Jagannath and Basavaraju (there was Majunath BG too as producer) are up to make ‘A-2’ without Upendra, which is startling information.

“Upendra does not reach to our limits. For the producers of ‘A’ who have given a major break for him as an actor you have to seek an appointment to meet”, he says is what irked Jagannath and Basavaraju to take up the sequel. “For his thinking and whopping budget we cannot afford also”, say the siblings Jagannath and Basavaraju speaking to a few media persons on Saturday evening after the briefing of ‘Aarbhata’ Kannada film!

In the sequel to Upendra’s ‘A’ will be Roopesh the hero of ‘Agrahara’ and ‘Aarbhata’.

It may be recalled it BG Manjunath (not in the scene now) and B Jagannath jointly made ‘A’ in 1999 at a budget of Rs.1.25 crores. Producer Jagannath still not yet settled his loan of Rs.5 lakh taken from his sister, is the tragedy of his life besides two kidney failure bothering him today.