Vinay Rajkumar undergoes rural makeover for Gramayana
The film chronicles the phenomenon of people from the villages leaving to go to the city to settle down there
The teaser of director Devanuru Chandru's latest film Gramayana was released yesterday. One can see the transformation of Vinay Rajkumar in the teaser. The actor, who plays the role of a village youth in the film, says, "Lungi and gadda (beard), and a built-up body has made the difference for this role. It looks very authentic for a village youth. Thanks to director Devanuru Chandru, who has given me this makeover."
The story chronicles the phenomenon of people from the villages leaving to go to the city to settle down there. "It's all about connecting with one's roots and talks of the innocence, the culture, and the festivities of village life," he explains.
Apparently, the director has been working on the script of the film for years now. Vinay has been part of the film's progress right from hunting for the location. "I went to a few villages and this helped me get into my role and the kind of environment that I will be dealing with," he says.
Vinay also reveals that the director has written an interesting character for him in Gramayana. "My character's name is Sixth Sense Seena. Devanuru has brought various interesting shades to the character by drawing from various kinds of people in a village. The director has also roped in artistes from theatre background as part of the cast. I have been interacting with these theatre artistes, who have been giving me a lot of inputs," he says.
Gramayana, which will go on floors on September 18, has music by Poornachandra Tejaswi and cinematography by Abhishek G Kasargod.