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Nivin Pauly, Kannada actor-director Rakshit Shetty to collaborate on a film soon

Nivin Pauly has confirmed the news that Kannada actor-director Rakshit Shetty and he would work together in a film.

regional movies Updated: Oct 09, 2017 11:56 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Nivin Pauly made his Tamil debut with Richie and is keen on his Kannada debut in a production with Rakshit Shetty.
Nivin Pauly made his Tamil debut with Richie and is keen on his Kannada debut in a production with Rakshit Shetty.

Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly is keen to break the barriers between industries. Having done a bilingual film Neram early on in his career, he has started working with filmmakers outside the Malayalam industry. The recent best example happens to be his upcoming Tamil film Richie, in which he collaborated with first-time director Gautham Ramachandran. In his latest interview to Times of India, he has expressed his interest to collaborate with Kannada actor-filmmaker Rakshit Shetty. Incidentally, Nivin’s Richie is a remake of Rakshit’s widely popular Kannada blockbuster Ulidavaru Kandanthe. He’s been closely following Rakshit’s work ever since he began shooting for Richie.

On plans to collaborate with Rakshit, Nivin said: “We are planning to work together soon. It could start off with a cameo and later move to bigger things, but we have to start off somewhere. It’s high time we did away with this language divide and started working as artistes.” The Premam star is currently shooting for Malayalam period film Kayamkulam Kochunni in Mangalore for over a month. Nivin has been training in Kalaripayattu every morning for the film. In the film, he plays Kochunni, a famed highwayman who was popular in the 19th century.

“I train for it every morning with the team of martial arts experts who have come with us from Kerala. Since this period film is about the real-life Robin Hood of Kerala, Kayamkulam Kochunni, director Rosshan Andrrews felt that coastal Karnataka, with its old-world charm, would fit the bill perfectly in terms of location,” he said. The team will continue shooting in Mangalore for one more month. After this schedule, the team will move to Sri Lanka.

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