The retro subject attracted me to 1980: Priyanka Upendra
Titled 1980 - A Demon’s Era, the film will be launched on October 28
Priyanka Upendra is part of a period film titled 1980 - A Demon’s Era. The actor, who is currently busy shooting for Ugravatara, has signed the suspense thriller written and directed by Rajkiran J. The latter, who has been an assistant director in Savari 2, Vasantha Kaala, and Missed Call, is making his directorial debut with this project.
“I consciously decided to take up a different subject after Mummy Save Me and Devaki and that’s why I signed Ugravatara, in which I play a cop. Life is Beautiful, meanwhile, has me playing a feel-good character. 1980 will be a different subject compared to the films I have done so far,” says Priyanka. She adds, “The story and being part of a retro subject attracted me to this project.”
1980 will be launched on October 28 and shooting will begin in November in and around Chikamagalur.
Priyanaka has completed 50 per cent of the shooting for Ugravatara, which she says is shaping up well. “I will start shooting for 1980 from November and simultaneously complete my portions for Ugravatara. I am also working with director Gautam VP for a film whose prep work is currently underway.”
Made under the banner of RK Productions, 1980 will also feature Aravind Rau, Sridhar, and Murali Sharma in prominent roles. The film will have Chintan Vikas composing the music and Jeevan Anthony cranking the camera.