India, Feb. 21 -- Having already forayed in Tamil cinema with Bhaskar Oru Rascal in 2018, Aftab Shivdasani is now headed the Kannada cinema way. The actor is making his debut with Kotigobba 3 and he says opting to do the film was a no-brainer for him as it stars his long-time friend, actor Sudeep. "It's got a lot to do with Sudeep. He is a very dear friend of mine and when I was asked to be a part of this, I said yes. Sudeep was largely responsible for it because he was always used to tell me that I should do something down south as well and I said always that I was open to it as long as it is a good film, a good role," shares Shivdasani.

The actor says that is how he decided to take up Kotigobba 3. "When I got to know that he (Sudeep) was...