The rumours started making rounds after the news about the first set of Jogayya promo stills in Gandhi Nagar. Shivanna has posed in eight different getups. Especially, one particular look, which exactly looks like Aarya's getup in Naan Kadavul, sparked the rumours that it is a remake of Tamil movie.
But Prem says that the movie Jogayya is nowhere similar to Naan Kadavul. Talking about the Jogayya photo shoot, the director says that he has released the stills of Shivanna as the aghori in order to create curiosity among the audience. "This get-up has never been used in Kannada films," says the director.
Meanwhile, he also confirms that he has not selected the heroine of the film Jogayya yet. The reason behind this is that it has a special subject and he is stilling looking out for the right girl. Earlier, Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra, Amisha Patel and Vidya Balan's names were considered for the role, but they could not make it to the film due to date issues.
However, since it is Shivanna's 100th film, Prem and his wife producer Rakshita have planned to make the launch of Jogayya a big event. The muhurtha of the film will be held at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Shivanna's birthday on 12th of this month. Several superstars of Indian cinema will grace the film. So they are issuing passes for people to attended the event.