Actor-director Rishab Shetty, the creative force behind “Kantara,” recently shared insightful perspectives during the IFFA54 press conference. Despite receiving enticing offers for projects in different languages and major pan-India ventures, Shetty expressed a steadfast commitment to Kannada films.
He expressed gratitude to the Kannada audience for the success of “Kantara” and emphasized his dedication to Kannada cinema. Unlike some Kannada stars who transition to other industries after a single hit, Shetty asserted his loyalty to the Kannada film industry.
There has been speculation on social media suggesting that Shetty might be indirectly addressing Rashmika Mandanna and Prashanth Neel, who moved to other industries after achieving success. While Indian cinema is embracing a unified identity, transcending regional differences, Shetty seems to cling to his own perspective.
It’s crucial to acknowledge that the boundaries between Telugu, Kannada, or South cinema are diminishing, paving the way for a broader identity of Indian cinema. Shetty should recognize that criticizing actors and technicians exploring opportunities in different industries is no longer fair in this evolving film landscape.
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