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KD The Devil: How is the track record of Shilpa Shetty going to make a comeback in South cinema?

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s name has also been included in the starcast of the film ‘KD: The Devil’ being made under the banner of KVN Production. The actress is going to play the role of Satyavati in Dhruv Sarja’s Kannada film called ‘Action Prince’ of South Cinema. Prior to this, Shilpa has worked in more than half a dozen South films. Let’s know his track record.

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is constantly trying to make a successful comeback in films after taking a long break from the film industry. After the flops of his comeback films ‘Hungama 2’ and ‘Nikamma’, he has now turned to South Cinema. Very soon she can be seen in the role of Satyavati in the film ‘KD: The Devil’ being made under the banner of KVN Production. ‘Action Prince’ Dhruv Sarja is in the lead role in this action thriller film being directed by Kannada cinema’s famous director Prem. The makers of the film have also released the first look of Shilpa Shetty, in which she is wearing a red blouse with a white saree with black polka dots. Not only this, the actress is giving a retro look in black glasses, long braid and red dot on her forehead.

‘KD: The Devil’ is a PAN India film. It will be released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. To make it Pan India, big actors from every film industry have been cast. In this, the name of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is prominent along with Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, Tamil superstar Vijay Sethupathi. Shilpa’s name has now been included in the starcast of the film. For information, let us tell you that Shilpa Shetty, born in Karnataka, started her film career with Bollywood. He made his debut with Shah Rukh Khan in the film ‘Baazigar’ (1993). His performance in this film was highly praised. He was nominated in two categories of Filmfare. He made his debut in South Cinema in 1996 with Prabhu Deva’s film ‘Mr. Romeo’.

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Debut in Tamil cinema in the year 1996
The film ‘Mr Romeo’ was produced by famous music director and singer AR Rahman. It was also released in Hindi with the same name. But the film’s performance at the box office was very average. In the same year, Shilpa also made her debut in Telugu cinema along with Tamil. She played the lead actress opposite Venkatesh Daggubati in the 1996 Telugu film Sahasa Veerudu Sagar Kanya. Directed by K Raghavendra Rao, the music of this film was given by MM Keeravani, whose song ‘Naatu-Naatu’ (RRR) has received the Oscar Award. This film was a hit, which was later dubbed and released in Tamil. Due to the success of this film, in the same year, Shilpa was offered another film ‘Videvdandi Babu’, which was released in 1997.

Debut in Kannada cinema in the year 1998
Mahesh Babu was in the lead role with Shilpa Shetty in the Telugu comedy film ‘Videvdandi Babu’ directed by EVV Satyanarayan. The film was a hit at the box office. In the year 1998, Shilpa made her debut in Kannada cinema through the film ‘Preethasod Thappa’. Ravi Chandran and Prakash Raj were in important roles with him in this film. This film proved to be a blockbuster at the box office. It is considered one of the top films of Kannada superstar Ravi Chandran’s career. Its songs became very famous. After this, in the year 2000, Shilpa played an important role in Tirupathisamy’s superhero Telugu film ‘Azad’. The film performed brilliantly at the box office. This is the reason that it was later remade in Tamil as ‘Velayudham’ (2011) and in Kannada as ‘Bhagath’.

Blockbuster Tamil film in the year 2000
Before the Tamil remake of the film ‘Azad’, it was also dubbed and released as ‘Kurukshetram’. Shilpa’s Tamil film ‘Kushi’ was released in the year 2000 itself. In this, her opposite is Tamil superstar Thalapathy Vijay. Jyothika Saravanan is also in an important role in this film directed by SJ Suryah. This film was a super duper hit at the box office. It did a business of Rs 20 crore. It was run for 50 days in 101 theaters and 100 days in 79 theaters. It was later dubbed and released in Hindi and Kannada. The film has also won several awards, including Filmfare Awards South, Cinema Express Awards, Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. In the same year, Shilpa’s blockbuster Hindi film ‘Dhadkan’ was also released, in which her opposite was Sunil Shetty.

Kannada film broke records in the year 2005
The immense success of both these films made Shilpa Shetty a Pan India superstar at that time. His demand had increased from South Cinema to Bollywood. After this, he was seen in the Telugu film ‘Bhalevadivi Basu’ in the year 2021. In this film directed by PA Arun Prasad, the actress was seen opposite South Cinema’s superstar Nandamuri Balakrishna. But the performance of this action comedy film was average. After this Shilpa worked in the Kannada film ‘Ondagona Ba’ released in the year 2023. V Ravi Chandran was in an important role with Shilpa in this film directed by Udayashankar. The box office performance of this film was also average. But the Kannada film ‘Auto Shankar’ released in the year 2005 broke all the records of earnings. It was the most popular Kannada film of that year.

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