Kannada superstar Kicha Sudeep has been a popular name in the other south film industries as well, thanks to his evil antagonist act in SS Rajamouli directed blockbuster Eega, which was released in Tamil as Naan Ee, besides his Aslam Khan role in Baahubali establishing him as a most wanted star.
Now, Sudeep is acting in a sports flick, for which he has beefed up his physique, and this movie, titled Pehelwan, is directed by Debutant Krishna. Pehelwan will have Sudeep playing a boxer, and will have him pitted against Kabir Duhan Singh who's known for his villainy in films like Vedhalam, Jil.etc.
It has now been revealed that Pehelwan will have Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty playing a vital supporting role. Sunil Shetty, being a Karnataka guy, hasn't acted so far in Kannada though he has starred in the Tamil flick 12B in the Early 2000s. Pehelwan stars Malli Raava girl Akanksha Singh paired with Sudeep.