Bagheeraan upcoming Kannada film starring Srii Murali, was announced by Kannada film production banner Hombale Films on the occasion of the actor’s birthday on Thursday.

The production company also released a poster of the film on social media.

The film will be produced by the founder of Hombale Films Vijay Kiragandur. While the story of the film is penned by Prashanth Neel, the screenplay and direction will be helmed by DR Suri. The details on the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be announced.

Prashanth, who has written the script for the film wrote on social media that the story will revolve around the theme of ‘valor’. Srii Murali has previously worked with Prashanth in the latter’s directorial debut in the 2014 action thriller film Ugramm.

While Bageera marks the first collaboration between Hombale Films and Srii Murali, it marks the fourth collaboration of the production house with Prasanth.

Hombale Films’ portfolio of productions includes Kannada films Masterpiece (2015), Raajakumara (2017). It also produced the hit film KGF: Chapter 1 (2018), helmed by Prashanth, starring Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, and Ananth Nag. The banner also recently announced two more films that are set to be directed by Prashanth- multilingual film Salaar starring actor Prabhas (who will be marking his debut in the Kannada film industry), which will be released in Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi; and the second instalment of the KGF franchise, KGF: Chapter 2.

Srii Murali told Cinema Express that the project will commence from early 2021 and that “it is too early to reveal any other details about the film”.