Kali avatar for Radhika Kumaraswamy in Bhairadevi
Touted to be a horror suspense thriller, the film also stars Ramesh Aravind, Rangayana Raghu and Anu Prabhakar
A new poster of Radhika Kumaraswamy from her upcoming film Bhairadevi, which was released on the eve of Vijayadashami, shows her in a Kali avatar. In the film, directed by Srijai and made under Radhika’s home banner Shamika Enterprises, the actor will be seen in two avatars — Kali and Aghori. “Another name of Bhairadevi is Kali, and that is what we have tried to explore in our latest photoshoot with Radhika. The make up was done by Raghavendra and Nagendra, and almost five hours of time went into it. A song on Kali is planned, which will be shot in a graveyard sometime next month,” says the director.
With 80 per cent of the shoot complete, the team will be heading to Varanasi soon for the remaining portions. The film is being made in three languages -- Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.
Touted to be a horror suspense thriller, Bhairadevi will feature Ramesh Aravind in a cop avatar. The film also sees Skanda Ashok, Shivaram, Rangayana Raghu and Anu Prabhakar in important roles.
In addition to playing the role of an aghori, Ravi Shankar is also rendering his voice for a song in Bhairadevi. He essays the role of Swamithana, who is seen as a guru to Bhairadevai, the titular character played by Radhika.
“Aghoris are known to worship Kali and Shiva, and this is one of the elements that is being explored in the film,” says Srijai. “We have three songs, and one track will be sung by Ravi himself,” adds the director, who has also written the story, screenplay and dialogues for Bhairadevi. The film has cinematography by JS Wali.