Known widely for his multifaceted contribution to the Kannada film industry, Prashant Shetty, popularly known as Rishab Shetty, is an artist whose talents span both in front and behind the camera. His alma mater, Mysore University Film Institute, instilled in him the tenets of filmmaking, setting him on a path to be a beacon in the South Indian cinematic sphere.
“Kantara,” Shetty’s magnum opus, stands tall as a testament to his multifarious talents. Not only did he direct, write, and act in this blockbuster, but he also ensured it was lauded for its excellence, both by critics and audiences. Apart from this monumental work, his acting prowess graced films like ‘Kirik Party’ and ‘Akira’.
Rishab’s directorial journey boasts of five feature films, and he doesn’t seem to be hitting the pause button anytime soon.
Recently, amidst the roaring success of ‘Kantara’, speculations buzzed that Shetty was poised to leap into the political arena. The rumors gained momentum, especially post his appeal about not ridiculing divine screams depicted in the film, and subsequent temple visits. Addressing these swirling whispers, Shetty categorically denied any political aspirations. He emphasized his undivided dedication to cinema and urged his ardent fans to direct their support towards his future film ventures. Reliable sources affirm that Rishab is laser-focused on expanding the ‘Kantara’ universe, given the skyrocketing expectations from fans nationwide.