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Rishab Shetty:  “Both My  Children Are Lockdown Babies”



Rishab Shetty

The man  of the moment in showbiz is no  doubt Rishab Shetty, the Kantara star-director . As the  film continues  to set new records in five languages  including Hindi, Rishab remains  unfazed  by the  naysayers  who  attack for attention.

 “It is sad  that our film which celebrates  our culture  and tradition is  being questioned. I am saddened  to see  these vain attempts to pull down Kantara .The  film has  already gone to the  people. And they have embraced it. These people(expressing  dissent) are being misled,”  says Rishab in Hindi.

Very  shy about his  personal life Rishab  reluctantly  reveals, “Both my children are  Covid  babies. And  my  third baby, Kantara  is  also a  Covid baby, considering I wrote it  during the lockdown. Rather, it wrote  itself out. I had to make no effort to put together the  images  and  ideas that were  in my head  since my childhood.”

Kantara  is  not the first  film Rishab has directed. “It is  actually my  fourth  directorial. My earlier three films as director  Ricky, Kirik  Party  and Sa.Hi.Pra.Shaale Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai  did  not feature me  as  the lead  actor, though I  did a cameo in the third.”

Rishab Shetty’s Ricky and Kirik Party starred  his  best friend  Rakshit Shetty who scored a big hit earlier this  year  with 777 Charlie. During the making of  Kirik Party, Rakshit fell in love with his  leading lady Rashmika Mandanna , the Pushpa  girl. Rakshit and Rashmika were engaged to marry . But they called  off their  relationship.

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