Kannada film industry has delivered another block-buster film Kantara.

 The film is still ruling over the Indian box office.

 Kantara is running successfully in theatres and managed to collect 320crs worldwide.

 Guess what Kannada superstar Late Puneeth Rajkumar was the first choice for Kantara.

 Yes, what you have heard is right Rishab Shetty first approached Puneeth Rajkumar for Shiva's role.

 Puneeth Rajkumar liked the script but due to his busy schedule Puneeth rejected the film.

 Later on, Rishab Shetty himself played the Shiva role in the film, and rest says the history.

 Late Puneeth Rajkumar was recently awarded with Karnataka Ratna.