Superstar Kannada film actor and director, Upendra’s most ambitious project ‘Uppi 2’ is currently in pre-production stage. But already interest is growing about the film. It was earlier reported that the director has approached Bollywood stars like Katrina Kaif and Vidya Balan for the lead female role. But finally the role has gone to Russian model-actress Kristina Akheeva. Kristina Akheeva was first seen in Indian films in 2013 when she starred in the Bollywood flick ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’. She played Sunny Deol’s love interest in the film. Upendra was searching for someone who is both beautiful and talented and he was very impressed with her performance. Kristina is currently shooting for the Telugu film,‘Galipatam’. After finishing the shooting she will come to Bangalore in July to start work in ‘Uppi 2’. The film will release in 2015.
In addition to direction, Upendra will also act in the film. The music of the film is being composed by famed composer Gurukiran and the recording is currently going in his personal studio in Bangalore. Upendra’s last two films ‘Topiwala’ and ‘Brahma’ failed to set the box office on fire. So he will be looking to hit it big with this upcoming film.