‘Killing Veerappan’ to be launched on Rajkumar’s birthday

Bengaluru: Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s Kannada directorial debut “Killing Veerappan”, about the killer of the most wanted forest brigand, will be launched here on Friday on late Kannada superstar Rajkumar’s birth anniversary.

The film features Rajkumar’s son Shivrajkumar in the lead.

“Rajkumar’s birthday is considered very auspicious in Kannada industry. This year, a few films are being launched along with RGV’s ‘Killing Veerappan’. The film will be officially launched with a puja, while the regular shooting will start soon,” a source told IANS.

A multilingual project, “Killing Veerappan” will also be made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.

On Friday, two new Kannada projects featuring Rajkumar’s son Puneeth Rajkumar and grandson Vinay Rajkumar, will be officially launched as well.