Nikhil Kumar back in action
It’s shooting time for the politico’s son, who is back on the sets of Seetharama Kalyana, after an election-related break
As the political drama takes backseat, Nikhil Kumar, son of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, has returned to work. The actor had taken a break to help his father with his political campaigns. “Now that I’m done with the responsibility of election work, I’m back on sets,” says Nikhil, who is currently shooting for A Harsha’s upcoming directorial Seetharama Kalyana.
The actor is working on a fight sequence, choreographed by famous stunt brothers Ram-Lakshman. He resumed shooting on Tuesday, and over the next 10 days will film major stunt sequences. “Seetharama Kalyana is a family entertainer which is also action-packed. Each fight sequence has been created with a different concept. Currently, I am shooting at a construction site in Bengaluru. The follow-up fight sequence will be an interesting episode, not only because it is the opening fight of the film, but also because it will be a traditional mud fight that will be shot in Melkote. I am then left with two more fight sequences, which are placed at the interval block and at the climax. Each stunt sequence is being shot for 10 days,” he says.
Nikhil is keen on going ahead with the shoot at a brisk pace. “Almost half the film is complete, the rest of the portions will be completed within a 55-day schedule. We’ll then get into post-production and target a good release date later this year,” says the ambitious actor.
Meanwhile, he’s also in the process of going through various scripts, and hints that Seetharama Kalyana will be followed by another project shortly.
The film made under Channambika Productions has Rachita Ram playing the female lead, and an ensemble cast including senior actors Sarath Kumar and Madhoo, among others. Seetharama Kalyana has cinematography by J Swamy.