Rajasimha is a special film for its lead Aniruddha
In the film set for release this week, the actor takes forward the role played by his father-in-law Vishnuvardhan in Simhadriya Simha
Rajasimha, directed by Ravi Ram, is one of eight films scheduled for release this week. The film holds a special place in the heart of the lead actor, Aniruddha Jhatkar, for a few reasons.
This film is a continuation of Vishnuvardhan’s film, Simhadriya Simha, which featured the actor in three roles. In Rajasimha, Aniruddha will be taking foward the father’s character. “I’m taking forward the Narasima Gowda role, which my father-in-law played in Simhadriya Simha,” says the actor, who is excited to share screen space with two senior actors, Ambarish and Bharati Vishnuvardhan. “This was my first time working with my mother-in-law, who is a Padmashri awardee, has a doctorate, and comes with a lot of film experience. Working with her was a great learning experience, and associating with Ambarresh was an honour,” he says.
According to the actor, Rajasimha is a commercial entertainer, but the plot is realistic. “The film is close to me and my family, and I’m sure fans will feel close to it too,” says Aniruddha, adding, “It’s been eight years since my father-in-law passed away, but we believe he is there with us and has been the driving force behind all the work I have been doing.”
The film also stars Nikhita Thukral and Sanjjanaa as its female leads. Rajasimha has music by Jessie Gift.