Sanjay Dutt to play ‘Khala Nayaka’ in Challenging Star Darshan’s next

Sanjay Dutt will next be seen in two more Kannada films: 'KD-The Devil' and a yet-to-be-titled movie starring Darshan.

BySouth First Desk

Published Feb 08, 2024 | 4:32 PMUpdatedFeb 08, 2024 | 4:32 PM

Sanjay Dutt with Darshan

After his Kannada debut in KGF-Chapter 2 (2022) as Adheera, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt signed his next in Sandalwood: KD-The Devil directed by Prem of Jogi (2005) fame.

Starring Action Prince Dhruva Sarja, Sanjay Dutt, and Shilpa Shetty in significant roles, KD-The Devil is in its final stages of production.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt reportedly has been roped in to play a prominent character in Challenging Star Darshan’s next. Interestingly, this one is also being helmed by Prem.

Adding more juice to the new development, Kannada filmmaker Prem, his actor-producer wife Rakshita Prem, and their production house (KVN Productions) shared some photos with Sanjay Dutt and captioned the post: “A special meeting & a special moment!”

Sanjay Dutt and Darshan met at a special meeting organised by KVN Productions on Wednesday, 7 February. Prem, too, was present.

Since then, the photos of Sanjay Dutt and Darshan’s meeting have gone viral on social media.

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Sanjay Dutt in Sandalwood

Following the humongous success of KGF-Chapter 2, Sanjay Dutt has found a place in the hearts of Kannadigas. He is now busy with back-to-back Kannada films.

Dutt will be seen as a villain in KD-The Devil, touted to be a blend of romance and action.

The pan-Indian film is rumoured to be a two-part venture. It is bankrolled by KVN Productions.

The latest buzz about the Bollywood actor sharing screen space with Darshan has piqued the interest of moviegoers and fans.

Meanwhile, the much-anticipated Darshan-Prem project is likely to go on floors in June.

His next with director Milana Prakash has been titled Devil.

Don’t spread rumours: Milana Prakash

Devil was officially launched in November 2023. Since then, the makers have not issued any updates about the film.

Nevertheless, the supposed first-look poster of Darshan and the names of the female leads from Devil are doing rounds on the internet. However, the makers clarified that they have not released any updates about the Kannada flick.

“Initially, some individuals shared the ‘first-look poster’ of Devil. They are now sharing information about the ‘selection of the leading ladies’ for the movie. However, all this is not official. We will soon begin our promotional activities for the movie,” said Devil director Milana Prakash.

According to sources, the first look of Darshan from Devil is expected to be released on the day of the actor’s birthday, 16 February.

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