Rishab Shetty is riding high on success with his current blockbuster film Kantara. Kantara has collected over INR 400 crore at the global box office. It has become the sixth Indian film to achieve this milestone after RRR, KGF Chapter 2, Ponniyin Selvan I, Brahmastra, and Vikram. Recently, Rishab Shetty made headlines when he took a dig at Rashmika Mandanna for an old interview that went viral.
Talking to Gulte, Kantara’s star was asked if he would like to collaborate with Rashmika Mandanna, Keerthy Suresh, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and Sai Pallavi. Rishab Shetty said,
“I decide my actors once I finish my script. I prefer working with newcomers as they come with no barriers. These actors, I don’t like them (mai actors ko script likhne ke baad choose karta hoon, aur mujhe ‘is’ type ke actress, I don’t like them).”
In a conversation with IMDB, Rishab recently shared how difficult and hectic one single shot from Kantara is. He said,
“The sequence was very difficult because it was a single shot with 360-degree shots and rain effect. And it was difficult to carry water to that place. So, we asked villagers over there if we could draw water from the well there. The shoot went on for 6 to 7 days, and we used the water from there. By the time the shoot ended, the well’s water had finished. It was pretty hectic.”
“While rehearsing for that scene, I had an issue with my shoulder. During one 360-degree shot, I dislocated my shoulder. While shooting another sequence the next day, I dislocated the other sequence too. Both my shoulders were dislocated, but I continued to shoot.”
If you have missed the film at the theatres near you, you can now finally watch the film on OTT. Kantara revolves around a ‘period action thriller.’ In addition, it has elements from the mythology of coastal Karnataka that deals with issues like man vs. nature.