Kantara: Rishab Shetty feels no Bollywood actor would be able to reprise his role of Shiva, here's why

    Kantara: Rishab Shetty feels no Bollywood actor would be able to reprise his role of Shiva, here's why

    Director Rishab Shetty, who has also starred in it, recently revealed his thought about the idea of his film being remade in Hindi. He felt that no Bollywood actor can pull off his character of Shiva in the movie.

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    The Kannada movie Kantara has not only won over audiences in Karnataka but has pushed boundaries emerging as one of the highest-grossing Indian films of 2022. Director Rishab Shetty , who has also starred in it, recently revealed his thought about the idea of his film being remade in Hindi. He felt that no Bollywood actor can pull off his character of Shiva in the movie.

    Based on the folklore of coastal Karnataka, Kantara revolves around the issues of land politics and man vs nature with the belief around local demigods. In an interview with Siddharth Kannan, Rishabh was asked which Bollywood actor could do justice to his role if the movie would be remade in Hindi. “I don’t know. I can’t think of anyone because I don’t know how I would explain this to another actor. I am emotionally connected to the Daiva Kola sequence. I can’t even explain how I did it myself because it’s an emotional and spiritual journey. You have to believe in it. We have seen all this since we were kids.” Further, Rishab made it clear that he is not underestimating Bollywood actors while adding, “There are a lot of good actors here, but this character of Shiva, I can’t imagine anyone playing it.” Also read: Kangana Ranaut's latest Diwali celebration post is a visual treat for the Kantara fans, here's how 

    Ever since Kantara was released, fans were gushing about the movie and demanding its official entry to the Oscars next year for nominations. Even Kangana Ranaut has backed the call. Reacting to it, Rishab had earlier said, “I don’t react to that. I just saw the 25000 tweets about that. It makes me happy but I don’t comment on that. Because I didn’t work for this success. I worked for work. That’s all," he told Times of India.

    Meanwhile, Kantara was originally released in Kannada on September 30. After a positive reaction to the film, the makers released dubbed versions in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam two weeks later.