On the occasion of Guru Purnima, the team at Paramvah Studios announced that they would be releasing a series of videos which would be covering the behind the scenes of actor-director Rakshit Shetty's subsequent directorial projects. Titled Na Kandanthe, the series will focus on Shetty's upcoming films Richard Anthony and Punyakoti, the latter being one of his dream projects.
Shetty shared the announcement along with a promo video which featured him along with footage of his debut Ulidavaru Kandanthe, his production and acting ventures as well as behind-the-scenes footage filmed during the teaser shoot of Richard Anthony. Shetty talks about his identity as a storyteller and how he has tried to present stories through various roles, as an actor, writer and producer. He also mentions his connection to mythological stories and how it inspires him, mentioning the myth of Parashurama and his axe which serves as the basis for both Richard Anthony and Punyakoti. He ends the video by expressing his excitement to don the director's hat once again and welcomes the audience to his cinematic world.
Richard Anthony is a spin-off of the filmmaker's debut film Ulidavaru Kandanthe and is backed by Vijay Kiragandur of Hombale Films. While no plot details have been revealed yet, Achyuth Kumar is expected to make an appearance, reprising his role as Bali from the original. Music composer B Ajaneesh Loknath and cinematographer Karm Chawla (who were a part of the original) are also expected to return for the film.