Fans of Puneeth Rajkumar can rejoice. His new movie will be announced on his birthday on March 17. This was confirmed by the Power Star himself. Fans had long awaited the announcement of his new film ever since the release of Yaare Koogadali more than two months ago. Puneeth has always stuck to the principle of acting in only one movie at a time, but the gap between the release of one film and the announcement of the next has given them anxious moments in the last few weeks. Putting an end to the agony of fans, the film, which is not yet titled, will be announced in the next 10 days.
Speaking to Chitraloka, Puneeth said, "It is a home production. We will definitely start the movie on March 17 and advertisements will also be given. But, it is possible that the title may not be announced the same day as it is yet to be fixed. Everything will be finalised within the next two-three days. Even the director is to be finalised though it is likely that he could be from Andhra." This will be Puneeth's 20th film since Appu and 34th overall.
Puneeth is currently shooting for the second season of Kannadada Kothyadipati and the shooting will continue in batches over the next few months. Since the schedule of the hit television programme is fixed, the work on the film could be designed around it. So, it is likely that the next film of Puneeth will release early in the second half of the year. Before that Puneeth will be seen in the advertisement of 7UP aerated drink.
For over a year now, there has been on and off reports about Gautham Menon directing a Puneeth film. The actor said that this particular project may likely be taken up only next year. This means that there could be one more film before that this year for Puneeth.