Shruti Prakash bags Fidaa
The film, which marks the directorial debut of Ram Vinay Gowda, is inspired by a real-life incident that took place in Mysuru in 2009
Actor and singer Shruthi Prakash, who became a household name with Bigg Boss Season 5, is hoping to get a foothold in the Kannada industry soon. The actor, who is on the verge of completing the shoot for her first film, Londonalli Lambodara, has already bagged her second project. This time, she will be part of Ram Vinay Gowda’s debut directorial venture that will feature Harshan Gowda in the lead.
Harshan, who made the transition from the small screen to the big screen, has completed shooting for his first film, Kaadu Male, which is now in the post-production stage.
Confirming the news of his debut film, Ram says that his film has only been possible because of the support from producer Jagadish ST Gowda, who is the ‘backbone’ of the venture. “Although I have worked in short films, this will be my first feature film. Though title Fidaa might remind you of the Telugu film (starring Varun Tej and Sai Pallavi), mine is based on a straightforward issue. I chose the title because it went well with the storyline,” says Ram, whose film is based on a real life event that took place in Mysuru in 2009.
“I have been working on this script over the last two-and-a-half years. I pitched it to the producer, who was impressed with the concept and came forward to invest in it, under the banner, Shree Anjanadri Cinemas,” he adds.
A photo shoot is scheduled to take place on August 17 in Goa. “With the lead cast set, we are in the process of finalising the rest of the actors and technicians. Meanwhile, we will wait for Shruti to complete the patchwork of her first film. In all likelihood we will kickstart the film by the end of September,” says the director.