Kantara is leaving its mark on Indian movie history thanks to the magic it wrought on screen. Although the script hits the mark, the performance enhances it. The male lead in the movie is Rishab Shetty, who also serves as the epic's creator. The way he portrayed the character, and reflected the culture, traditions, and dancing is incredible, and people can't stop praising him in the movie. Rishab Shetty wants to stay true to his roots in a time when Bollywood actors and South performers are working together. He wants to focus on localized Kannada films and avoid doing any Hindi films.
Rishab Shetty on doing Hindi films
In a recent chat, Rishab said the Kannada film industry is something he can't leave. He said, “I want to work in Kannada since the Kannada industry, Kannada fans, and Kannada movies brought me here today. I must thus never forget my past or my home. My family and friends remain the same even if one of my movies is a success. I'm still me at my core. Therefore, I cannot and would not leave that.”
Talking about the film becoming a pan-India film, the director-actor expressed, “More regional, in my opinion, is more universal. I also offer my local material here if folks enjoy it. However, I also release it in Kannada if I only want to. We didn't do it; Kantara did that on its own to become a pan-Indian film. Since that wasn't our intention, we don't know how it came to be. Simply as a result of word-of-mouth, its reach expanded. However, it's unlikely that I'll follow the same path again now that this movie is Indian in scope. Next, because it will challenge me more, I want to tell a narrative in Kannada.”