Jaggesh ready to head to sets of Totapuri
The shooting of film directed by Vijayaprasad and produced by KA Suresh begins tomorrow
After the success of Neerdose, Jaggesh and Vijayaprasad are coming together once again for Thotapuri, which will begin rolling tomorrow. The film, named after a mango variety, will be produced by KA Suresh of Shivalinga fame.
The reason Jaggesh chose to take up this project, he tells us, is the subject. “Unlike other directors, Vijayaprasad, always attempts out-of-the-box subjects, and it's the same with Totapuri. I can confidently say that the script is so strong that it will be the talk of the town at the national level,” says the actor, who has just completed shooting for Premier Padmini, directed by Ramesh Indra.
Ahead of the first day of shoot, Jaggesh goes on to say that the film will be an eye-opener. “Remember Charlie Chaplin’s films? He was able to evoke laughter even while making a serious point. That’s the same formula we’re employing in Totapuri,” he says, adding, “Caste politics is plaguing our society. In the film, we try to explain how caste and colour shouldn’t divide us.”
Admitting that he has become choosy in his roles, the actor says that he is glad to have found a subject that suits his sensibilities. “There is scope for performance in this film, which is the reason I signed it. Being a follower of Rajkumar, who used to say that age is not what counts, but rather being fit and doing good films, I have been choosing only those projects which suit my calibre,” he says, adding, “I must also mention that a script by itself cannot work. without a passionate producer like Suresh backing it. I’m glad the right combination is coming together for this film.”
Is Kavya Shetty, Totapuri's heroine?
While Vijayaprasad and producer KA Suresh wait to take the film on floors, except for Jaggesh, there's no word on the film's cast. However, CE has learned that Kavya Shetty has been chosen to play the female lead in the film. If true, it will be an excellent opportunity for this model-turned-heroine. Kavya Shetty was last seen in Guru Deshpande’s Samhara, and is currently shooting for Sold, helmed by Prerana Agarwal, in which she plays the role of a journalist.