The first look of Puneeth's new film Chakravyuha was released this week to rave reviews and euphoria by his fans. The film has been in the news for among other reasons that it is the 25th film of Puneeth in which he is playing lead since Appu. This is a landmark film in numbers if the films of his as a child actor are discounted.
But it is now turning out that Chakravyuha may not be his 25th film after all. Though it is still technically the 25th, shooting of this film is expected to be completed before that of his 24th film Dodmane Hudga being directed by Duniya Suri.
Though the first look of Chakravyuha was released only this week, sources say that 90 per cent of the shooting for the film is complete. On the other hand there is trouble for Dodmane Hudga. Veteran director and actor KSL Swamy (Ravee) who died recently was playing a major role in the film. Much of his portions were shot and a few scenes in combination with Ambareesh and Puneeth had to be shot. Now with the unfortunate demise of Ravee, it is to be seen how the film team manages his character in the film. This may delay the completion of the film further.
Thus Chakravyuha is likely to release first even before Dodmane Hudga. Thus Dodmane Hudga may turn out to be Puneeth's 25th film.