Kriti Kharbanda has been cast opposite Puneeth Rajkumar in director Jayanth C Paranji’s next Kannada film Ninnindale. Producer Vajreshwari Kumar, who also manages Puneeth’s portfolio, confirmed the news. “Kriti has been selected as the lead heroine in Ninnindale. Schedules and other details will be announced soon,” he said. The hunt for a lead actress was on for long, while producers were keen on signing an actress from neighbouring film industries or even Bollywood. The idea was to launch a new face. Finally, it was decided that Kriti was the best fit for the film. This is her first film with Puneeth.
“Heroines whom we wanted to cast are busy with other projects and some didn’t really match the brief,” says Kumar.
Now that the lead pair has been set and Puneeth has completed shooting for his reality show, Kannadada Kotiyadipathi, we hope to see Ninnindale going on the floor soon.