It seems the fears of Kannada movie buffs are coming true. The highly trending and talented filmmaker of KGF franchise, Prashanth Neel has set his next project after KGF with a non-Kannada superstar (Salaar and Prabhas). If the initial talks turns out to be true, he’s planning his next with another Tollywood hero N. T. R. Though Prabhas’ Salaar basically shot in Kannada and Telugu apart from other versions, at least two of his next films won’t be with Kannada stars.
Now, with rumour of Allu Arjun is in talks with him to do a film, it may well be like Prashanth Neel is planning to shift his base to Hyderabad. Whether it’s good or not depends on the perceptions of the people. He knows what’s good for him. But it’s certainly a issue to worry about for Kannada movie buffs. There were already several negative responses on his working with Prabhas. A lot of friction inside Kannada film industry cannot be ruled out of every pan-India director shifts their bases. Sort of like brain drain.