Bhavana to reprise Trisha’s role in 96’s Kannada remake
Vijay Sethupathi-Trisha starrer ’96’ is unarguably one of the most sensational blockbusters in South Indian cinema in recent years. Directed by cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Prem Kumar, 96 is a poignant tale of two childhood sweethearts meeting after two decades for a school reunion. The movie has an universal appeal and ever since its release, there have been talks about it getting remade in other languages.
Last day, the Kannada version of the movie was officially announced. Titled as ’99’, the movie has ‘golden star’ Ganesh and Malayali actress Bhavana in the lead roles. Preetham Gubbi is directing the film. The makers have planned to start shooting from January and are targeting a summer release in March. Arjun Janya will be composing the music and Santhosh Rai Pathaje has been signed as the cinematographer.
Bhavana, who has been away from movies post her marriage, is making a comeback of sorts with this film. She was last seen in Kannada in the blockbuster Shiva Rajkumar starrer ‘Tagaru’. ’99’ will be her second film with Ganesh after sharing screen space with him in ‘Romeo’.