With the untimely passing of Puneeth Rajkumar, who succumbed to a cardiac arrest when he was working out, fans of Kannada cinema have been left in shock. The actor, who was one of the fittest in the industry, had a slew of projects lined up and all of them are now left in limbo.
Puneeth was currently shooting for James, which is being helmed by director Chethan Kumar. This is a complete action entertainer, with the actor having completed a major chunk of shoot for the same. The film has a big cast with Priya Anand being his leading lady in the film.
The actor was next supposed to embark on Dvitva, which was slated to take off in November or December. This would mark his third collaboration with Hombale Films and it would be his first collaboration with Pawan Kumar. Incidentally, it happens to be Pawan’s birthday today.
Puneeth was also slated to next work with Santhosh Ananddram, who he has worked with in Raajakumara and Yuvarathnaa. The actor also has around five films lined up in his home banner that he has produced.