Tollywood actor Nikhil Siddhartha’s Karthikeya became one of the big box office hits in 2014. As the film completed three years of its theatrical release on Tuesday, the actor announced that a sequel to it was in the works. “Karthikeya Part 2… Script Loading…,” he tweeted.
Karthikeya was a bilingual mystery thriller that revolved around Kartikeya temple on the border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The Tamil-Telugu film also featured Swati Reddy, Tanikella Bharani and Rao Ramesh among others in important roles.
Nikhil is currently on a roll in the film industry after delivering back-to-back hits. His last year’s fantasy-thriller Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada was a big commercial hit and he continued his success streak this year with crime thriller Keshava. He was recently in the news after his wedding was called off.
Nikhil was scheduled to get engaged to Tejaswini, daughter of businessman Anjaneyulu Yadav, on August 24. It did not take place as the families mutually decided to drop the wedding plans. An official statement on the same is expected to be made soon, said reports.
Karthikeya Part 2… Script Loading… ☺️ https://t.co/bo941J83fT
— Nikhil Siddhartha (@actor_Nikhil) October 24, 2017
Nikhil is currently part of the official remake of Kannada film Kirik Party. The film set in the engineering college backdrop is helmed by debutant director Sharan Koppishetty. It is bankrolled by AK Entertainments. Director Chandoo Mondeti will write the screenplay and dialogues for the film. Television actor Simran Pareenja will be making her big screen debut with the untitled flick. She will play one of the female leads.
Kannada super hit film Kirik Party was directed by Rishab Shetty, and had Rakshit Shetty and Rashmika Mandanna in the lead roles. The campus-based film successfully ran for 150 days in theatres and reportedly collected Rs 50 crore at the box office.