Kannada actor Yash shot to fame with the period action film K.G.F: Chapter 1, which released in 2018. Since then, he has been rated as one of the most popular actors in the South Indian film industry. Helmed by Prashanth Neel, the film became an instant hit and was consequently dubbed in five languages, therefore, gaining widespread recognition.
Chapter 1 was also a recipient of prestigious accolades including two National Film Awards for 'Best Action' and 'Best Special Effects'. Now, the makers are busy with the production of the second part-- K.G.F: Chapter 2, which is expected to release in July 2020.
On January 8, Yash turns a year older and on this occasion, the makers of the movie have released a poster of the much-awaited Chapter 2, as promised. The 34-year-old actor, who reprises his role of Rocky, is seen standing tall and rather stylishly, holding a hammer in the new poster.
Yash as Rocky looks like he is ready to take on any baddie who comes his way. The poster also features the words-- "Rocking Star since 1986."
Sharing the poster on his official Twitter handle, director Prashanth Neel wrote, "Wishing our Rocky @thenameisyash a very Happy Birthday #RockyBecomesABrand. All of you have a great and safe birthday celebration with our Rocking Star Yash (sic)"
Wishing our Rocky @thenameisyash a very Happy Birthday 🍾#RockyBecomesABrand— Prashanth Neel (@prashanth_neel) January 7, 2020
All of you have a great and safe birthday celebrations with our Rocking Star Yash⭐#KGFChapter2 #HappyBirthdayYash pic.twitter.com/C8ufkcJfKu
A few days ago, much to the delight of his fans, Yash announced at an event that the teaser of Chapter 2 will be released on his birthday. However, director Neel, later took to his Twitter to inform fans that the teaser had been delayed; he apologized saying that the team "will not compromise on the outcome".
In an interview, Yash said, "The scale of the presentation is going to be much larger this time. Now that KGF is a recognised brand, we have expectations to live up to. Not that we were any less careful with the first part, but we're aiming to turn the technical aspects up a notch in the sequel. The script contains a few very complex action sequences for which we might have to get help from foreigner technicians."