Super star Upendra’s next film, which was supposed to be the remake of the Telugu blockbuster, Kick, has been put on hold. The reason – producer K Manju is keen on contesting the forthcoming elections to the state legislature.
The movie was supposed to go on the floors during February. Manju had roped in multilingual actor Ramesh Aravind to direct the film. However, the delay in the selection of the female lead and other star cast impacted the launch of Kick.
Subsequently, Manju became busy with the release of Rajani Kantha, featuring Duniya Vijay and Aindrita Ray in the lead roles.
Upendra too was engrossed in promoting Topiwala and Ramesh Aravind had to complete his acting commitments. According to Gandhinagar grapevine, the Kannada version of Kick is unlikely to take off at least for the next four months.
Manju’s love for politics is not new. This time, he is confident of contesting polls from his home town, Turuvekere on a Congress ticket. He has already commenced elaborate arrangements. The audio of Rajani Kantha was released in a grand style in Turuvekere in the presence of galaxy of stars.
Besides, Manju himself has made it clear that he would not be focusing on movies till May because elections are due that month. It is more than two years since Manju, known for his budget movies, bought the remake rights of Kick.
Ramesh Aravind recently announced that he may not be interested in pursuing the project, as he had to take up other assignments.