Pavan Wadeyar gets back to full-fledged romance with Raymo
In Raymo, he has cast Ishan as the lead actor opposite Ashika Ranganath, who will be joining the sets on Monday
Filmmaker Pavan Wadeyar, who is well known for Googly, clearly has a penchant for romantic subjects. With Raymo, which he starts shooting on Monday, the director gets back to making a full-fledged love story.
“Romance is well established even in my commercial films — be it Natasaarvabhowma, Rana Vikrama or Jessie — and has been appreciated by the audience. People who meet me often connect me with Googly, and I have been told that I should return with a romantic subject. So here I am to fulfill their wish,” says Pavan.
In Raymo, he has cast Ishan as the lead actor opposite Ashika Ranganath, who will be joining the sets on Monday.
“I had met Ishan during SIIMA Awards in Dubai, and as we struck a conversation, I felt that one of the subjects penned by me suits him. Even he was keen that I direct a film for him, and finally, everything fell in place,” says Pavan, adding, “To begin with, I wanted to do an action-romantic drama with Ishan. But I wanted to go by today’s youth, and accordingly, re-worked the story. It is a totally out-of-the-box romance, which will also go well with Gen X. Ishan liked the story, as did producer CR Manohar, who then decided to produce the film.”
According to Pavan, a romantic subject has scope for a lot of variety. “Today, we have different flavours in coffee. Likewise, the essence of love can be told in many ways, and Raymo will not have your regular formula,” he says. The film’s shoot, which begins in Bengaluru, will also take place in Hyderabad. The team will later head to Singapore.
The music of Raymo will be scored by Arjun Janya, who is collaborating with Pavan for the first time.
Bollywood actor Divinaa Thackur to play a key role in Raymo
Divinaa Thackur, who is part of an upcoming Hindi film, Prasthanam, starring Sanjay Dutt, is set to make her Kannada debut with Raymo. The actor, who made her acting debut with Veeram — a trilingual period drama directed by Jayaraj and featuring Kunal Kapoor — will play a key role in Raymo.
The director told Cinema Express, “Divinaa suited the role that I have sketched, and she is on board. She will be joining the sets soon.”