Actor Yash who will be seen in Excel Entertainment's highly ambitious film 'KGF' has explained the world of KGF in the new BTS video.
Yash shared,"KGF is not about Yash. It's not just Yash's film. I'm just a face of it, but there are many more heroes in this film.The film is all about the ambition of a person to conquer the world. I call it as a vision and a mission. It's not just a movie, because for us to achieve something like this was not a very ordinary thing."
Speaking about the sets of the film Yash said, "We have depended on sets a lot because we had to create the 70s and 80s feel. This one particular set I'm talking about is in KGF where we shoot the Gold Mine portion. We started with location and went for many places. They went for a lot of mines. Finally, they ended up choosing the KGF location itself. A lot of people recommended not to shoot there. They said it's very risky because that's a processed sand. Extraction could've happened and extraction happens with cyanide. Cyanide, of course, it is not active but still, it can have its side effects but the whole geography of that place was very unique."
The actor added, "Our art director Shivu had done an amazing job. He has worked on each and every small aspect of the department, even the smallest tools. There is a maintenance area where there's a shaft and where mining happens. There is a hut area where everybody stays. The whole geography of the place, we had to have a different kind of sets. We had a lot of issues because the weather didn't support us. Unfortunately, all of us had to be barefoot so it used to be so hard. For taking one small shot also, it used to be difficult. We used to pour water, it used to evaporate like this! Two minutes is the max we could take one shot. After that, we used to run."
Yash further spoke saying,"DOP Bhuvan Gavda has done an amazing job. He was not compromising, especially with the lighting. We used to go there early in the morning. In the rainy season, even to go there with a vehicle was difficult. We knew we're making something big, so all of us were motivated. We didn't let it go.VFX we've only used for extension most of the times. We had a massive set also and at the same time we had a huge curve but still very few places we felt that we have to fill it till the end or maybe we had to change backdrop because the city was seen in few places. I would ask people who come to the theatre, they should come with a very fresh mind because this cinema is very different from regular cinema and that was our intention. I should thank Prashant Dhir. He's the man who has created this kind of world for all of us. So KGF, yes it was one such script where I felt yes, this will definitely entertain people.
Excel Entertainment tweeted the making video from their official handle writing,"
KGF is a period drama that traces the history of gold mining and the mafia running it in the generous fields of Karnataka's Kolar region.
The film is made in five languages, namely Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam.
The magnum opus traces the period of the glory of the gold mine and gives insights into the history of the mines located in Karnataka.
Starring Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Ramya Krishna, Ananth Nag, John Kokken, Achyuth Rao in the lead, KGF is a Homabale Films production directed by Prashanth Neel, produced by Vijay Kiragandur WHILE Ravi Basrur has composed the music for KGF.
KGF would mark Excel Entertainment's first Kannada venture and the production house is elated to be associated with a mega ambitious project as such.
The period drama traces the tenure of late 70s and will be made in two parts. The first of which will be titled KGF Chapter 1 which is slated to release on 21st December 2018.