'KGF-Chapter 2' is the latest pan-India movie from down South, to create a buzz across the country, after the box office magic of 'Pushpa-The Rise' and 'RRR'.
However, despite the hype surrounding 'KGF-Chapter 2' in the run up to its theatrical release, director Prashant Neel told IANS that the movie retains its native essence.
"I know it looks like we changed too many things because we brought in a huge starcast. The casting was done to perfection. When you watch the movie, you'll realise why we chose each of these characters. We wanted a strong Hindi speaking woman, we got that with Raveena Tandon madam, then Sanjay sir (Dutt) was always in the script. We had always written him.
"So that was easy for us. Rao Ramesh sir, we wanted that kind of screen presence to portray a CBI director. So all of these were automatic choices. It wasn't as of they were chosen because it's a pan India movie," the director elaborates.
Recalling his experience of working with Bollywood stars Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon, the 'KGF' director confessed that he was bowled over by their professionalism.