Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar’s next film ‘James’ has just officially started recently with a Muhurtha. Chetan Kumar who directed ‘Bharaate’, ‘Bharjari’ and ‘Bahaddur; is directed this time for Puneeth. As Appu-Chetan combination is one of the first films, the expectations are high. According to the source, the team has approached two heroines from Tollywood, Pooja Hegde and Nidhi Aragwal. In addition to it, the director has also approached a few Kannada heroines.
Pooja Hegde recently appeared along side with Allu Arjun in ‘Ala Vaikuntapurramuloo’ which has become a hit. Nidhi Agarwal appeared as heroine in ‘Ismart Shankar’. Basically both the Tollywood beauties are Kannada origin but became famous in Telugu industry. Pooja Hedge is from Mangaluru and Nidhi Agarwal had done her education in Bengaluru. It is said that both the heroines can speak Kannada fluently.
Kannada heroines like Rashmika Mandanna who had previously worked with Puneeth in ‘Anjaniputra’ is also approached for James. The name of Shanvi Srivastav is also prevalent for this film, because she is one of the most demanding actresses in Sandalwood.
“We have approached many actresses, but not sure about who will be casting opposite to Appu sir. We have already had talks with 4-5 heroines. But nothing has finalized yet. We are waiting for the complete of Yuvarathna shoot. Once the shoot is completed, James shooting will start its schedule. And once the selection process is complete, will officially inform” says director Chetan Kumar.
He also adds that Puneeth will be seen in a different look. So he has to wait for Yuvarathna to complete its shoot.