National Award winning actor Nana Patekar, who is currently busy shooting Rajneeti, is all set to act in a Kannada film for the first time.
Starring Yogi in the lead role, the film titled Yaksha is being produced by Siddaraju and directed by Ramesh Rao. Nana will make a special appearance in the movie that will be launched here on October 2.
Rao says that when he wrote the script, he had Nana in mind and suggested his name to the producer. He even went to Mumbai to meet Nana for a script reading session and the actor was impressed but added that he would not be able to give bulk dates for the film.
"When I explained to him that we would shoot his portions at his convenience, he agreed to act in our film," said Rao.
Siddaraju told IANS: "I spoke to Nana Patekar on Tuesday. He is busy shooting near Bhopal for Rajneeti. Nana said he has to shoot for nearly 45 days and is not in a position to tell whether he would be able make it for the Muhurath shot."
"We have told Nana that he can allot dates from November to January for our film and we will adjust our schedules according to his convenience," he added.