Attending the 53rd edition of IFFI Goa, the supremely talented actor, Rishab Shetty spoke to the houseful audiences at a masterclass. After the blockbuster success of the Kannada film pan India the actor has surely become very popular among masses and that could be witnessed by the sheer number of people present to see him at the venue. The masterclass “Representing Cultural Diversity and Identifying New Markets”, was moderated by veteran film producer TG Thyagarajan.
Speaking about how the journey of Kantara started, the actor said, “We conceptualized Kantara during the second lockdown, and in terms of cinematic brilliance and excellence I have used all the elements that have inspired me since childhood. I grew up watching Tamil cinema and I want to showcase the different cultures that I have experienced and seen.”
Talking about whether he expected the film to become a huge success, the actor director said, “This is the first time I have made a movie with such a big budget. Initially the film was released in Kannada, and slowly in the 2nd week we decided to dub it and release it in other states. The reception everywhere was so overwhelming.”
Upon being asked the reason for the movie to generate nationwide revenue despite the language barrier, Rishab Shetty asserted that OTT platforms have broken the language barrier. “People are watching films from all across the globe and the same goes for films from different parts of the country,” he said.