Actor-director Rishab Shetty has said that his new film ‘Kantara’ which is all set to release on the 30th of September is not about Kambala, but a story about Man versus Nature.
Recently, there were talks that Rishab’s ‘Kantara’ and Rajendra Singh Babu’s ‘Veera Kambala’ is about Kambala a traditional sport which is played in the coastal region of Karnataka. Kambala plays a prominent role in the film and Rishab has even played the role of a Kambala Jockey in the film.
Speaking about the film, ‘My film is set in the 1990s when Kambala was not much in news. Kambala became famous after 2000 when it got a competition status. My film is not particularly about Kambala, but about the various customs connected with it. Many artists and technicians who have worked in my film has worked in ‘Veera Kambala’ also. They say both the films are different and has nothing to do with each other’ says Rishab.
Rishab says ‘Kantara’ is a story of land and encroachment. ‘The film is based on true incidents which I have seen in the past. Based on those incidents, I have written the story and screenplay of the film. Kambala is a part of the film and the film is not entirely about Kambala. My film is about Man versus Nature conflict. It is the biggest film in my career. Recently, the producers have watched the film and are very happy with it’ says Rishab.
Apart from directing ‘Kantara’, Rishab Shetty also plays the main lead in this film. Sapthami Gowda, Pramod Shetty, Achyuth Kumar and Kishore and others. Vijay Kumar Kiragandur of Hombale Films has produced the film. Ajaneesh Loknath is the music composer, while Aravind Kashyap is the cinematography.