Shivarajkumar wants more of Bhairathi Ranagal
The actor loved his strong character in Mufti so much that he wants to develop it as lead, in a film that will also be directed by Narthan and made under Shivanna’s home banner
The character of Bairathi Ranagal in Mufti was one of Shivarajkumar’s best roles. In the film, he is always seen wearing a black shirt and a panche, and this has given him an image makeover. The film, also starring Sriimurali, has completed 25 days at the box-office.
Fans have even taken to addressing him as Bhairathi Ranagal and the actor has decided to take this character forward, and to develop it into lead role. A film titled Bhairathi Ranagal is to be made under Shivarajkumar’s home banner Sri Muthu Productions, for which he will be working with director Narthan (who directed Mufti) and cinematographer Naveen Kumar.
Speaking with CE, the actor says, “It is satisfying when people appreciate you for the character you have played. I must thank Narthan for Bhairathi. This character has also given me a certain mindset, which I can carry with me off-screen too.”
Shivanna says that he decided to invest in this character through his home banner because it gave him a whole new image. “I felt that I should explore characters of that shade more,” he says.
However, the actor asserts that Bhairathi Ranagal will not be the first film from his home banner. “I have a plan for the first film and it will be done mostly with other artistes. I will reveal the details once we have finalised the project,” he says.