Bairagee, the 1st film by Shiva Rajkumar after the death of Puneeth Rajkumar, will be released on July 1

Kannada star Shiva Rajkumar enjoys the same level of fame, love and respect that fans have for his late brother, late Puneeth Rajkumar. The two brothers, who gave Sandalwood one hit after another, were known for their closeness and bond with each other.

As today marks 8 months since Puneeth’s passing, his fans are still coming to terms with his passing. And now Shiva Rajkumar is preparing for his first outing, after the death of his brother. Notably, his latest film Bhajarangi 2 was released on the same day that Puneeth passed away on October 29 last year.

Its next Bairagee offering is set to release on July 1. The brothers were known to promote each other’s films whenever one of their films was set to hit theaters. Both even took part in numerous promotions for their third brother Raghavendra Rajkumar’s film Rajatantra before its release last year. However, the void felt by Shiva Rajkumar when promoting Bairagee without his brother remains prominent.

In an earlier interview with Times of India, Shiva Rajkumar explained that he was still in denial about Puneeth’s death. “Like the rest of the family, I continue to be in denial. There are times when I feel like life is so unpredictable and I try to come to terms with the truth; then there are times. ‘others when I dismiss this and feel like he’s still calling me “Shivanna” refusing to believe this happened Honestly I have no idea how I go through the days “, did he declare.

Vijay Milton, a former cinematographer turned director who helms the film, wrapped Bairagee in mid-January. According to the team, the film, financed by Krishna Sarthak, is a Kannada adaptation of the Tamil film Asuran, but much of the plot has been changed to appeal to Kannada audiences.

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