The USA rights for the Kartikeya-Neha Shetty movie sold for a record-high priceIn 2018 Kartikeya rose to fame playing ‘Shiva’ in the movie RX100, which was touted for being a unique romantic action drama. He was lauded for his performance and has since acted in multiple successful projects. The young actor made his Tamil debut with an antagonistic role in Ajith Kumar starrer Valimai. His next film Bedurulanka 2012, directed by Clax, has managed to catch the audience’s attention with its intriguing teaser. Now, the movie has set a milestone in Kartikeya’s career as his biggest USA release. The film’s distribution rights for the country were sold for a whopping Rs 80 lakhs. The audio rights bagged by Sony Music have fetched another Rs 50 lakhs. The film is being promoted as a mystical adventure thriller set in the fictional village of Bedurulanka. Music maestro Mani Sharma composed the music for the film, which is slated for release in 2023. An official release date is expected to be announced soon. DJ Tillu fame Neha Shetty will be playing the female lead in the movie opposite Karthikeya. His character is, coincidentally, named ‘Shivudu’ like in the blockbuster ‘RX100’.