Malayalam megastar Mammootty is making his debut in the Kannada film industry with the bilingual movie Shikari. He is going to act with the 21-year-old Punjabi girl Poonam Bajwa in the movie.
Poonam has earlier acted in Telugu and Tamil films. She will be playing the female lead role in both the Kannada and Malayalam versions of the film.
In the Malayalam version, the film will have a different title because it has already been used in one of the Malayalam films starring Mohanlal.
Poonam Bajwa debuted in the Kannada film industry with the film Thangigaagi, in which she played Darshan's sister. She has also acted in films like Boss I Love You, Kacheri Arambam, Tenavattu, Thambikottai, Premante, Veduka and Paragu.
Director Abhay Simha has already completed the second schedule of this bilingual film near Thirthahalli. The shooting of the main portion of the film has already been completed. The final schedule of Shikari will be done at Mysore in November.
K Manju is producing the film and V Harikrishna has composed the music. The villain of the movie is Malayalam actor Innocent. Actors like Mohan, Aditya, Ninasam Ashwath, Achyuth, Sharath Lohitashva and others are in supporting roles.