Penning a gratitude note, on twitter he wrote, “Honoured to add feathers this cap. I cannot express my gratitude for bestowing the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award Upon Me.
I am grateful to Hombale Films and Vijay Kirgandur sir for trusting me and giving me the opportunity. I cannot wait to make more and better films together.
This would have been impossible without out Kantara team and technicians who supported this small dream of mine, and the pillar of my life Pragathi Shetty. I dedicate this award to our Daiva Nartakaru, People of Karnataka, Power star Puneeth Rajkumar and Legendary Bhagavan sir.”
Rishab Shetty next Kantara 2 which will be a prequel will go on floors soon. The team plans to begin shooting from the monsoon season. He also opted out of Bachelor’s Party project to completely focus on Kantara 2.