Honoring the legacy of late superstar Puneeth Rajkumar, the makers of ‘James’ have released the first look of the late actor from the upcoming film.
Puneeth Rajkumar is seen in an armed forces costume against a battleground on the poster. Puneeth appears to be playing the part of a soldier in the film.
According to reports, the directors intend to premiere the actor's last film, James, in theatres on his first birthday, March 17, 2022. Celebrities and distributors in the Kannada film industry have decided to give ‘James’ a solo release in honour of the late actor. From March 17 through March 23, ‘James’ will have a solo run.
Fans and well wishers were all emotional as they remembered their power star. One fan wrote "One last time we gonna witness Appu as soldier" with crying emojis.
😭😭🥺🥺🥺 One Last time We gonna Witness Appu as a Soldier ♥️@PuneethRajkumar— 𝙲𝚊𝚕𝚕𝙼𝚎𝚅𝙸𝙽𝙰𝚈 (@Naneyidupakka) January 26, 2022
Poster is Dashing 🔥
Never Before Craze will be there during release ....
- #JamesHistoricEuphoriaBegins -#BoloBoloJames #PuneethRajkumar pic.twitter.com/L24YpwG2R7
‘James’ is an action entertainer directed by Chethan Kumar. The film also features Priya Anand, Meka Srikanth and Anu Prabhakar Mukherjee in supporting roles. Reportedly, James will also feature Puneeth Rajkumar’s elder brothers, Raghavendra Rajkumar and Shivarajkumar in cameo roles.
Honouring the Late superstar Puneeth Rajkumar, streaming giant Amazon Prime Video had earlier announced the exclusive world premiere of three films from Puneeth Rajkumar’s PRK Productions. Prime Video will also make five of Puneeth Rajkumar’s popular movies free for one month for all prime and non-prime users starting from February 1.
Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar, Producer, PRK Productions said "Puneeth Rajkumar's distinct vision for cinema fascinated audiences for years, earning him the massive fan following and honour he so rightly deserved. It now remains our endeavour to carry that legacy forward. We are happy to continue our successful association with Prime Video and take our films to viewers world over.”
Puneeth Rajkumar suffered a massive heart attack on October 29 and his death shook his fans and film industry. The actor was only 46 years old and was famously called ‘powerstar’ and lovingly called ‘appu’.