Dixith to turn hero with Deadly 3
Dixith talks about being launched as a full-fledged hero in the Ravi Srivatsa directorial
Actor R Dixith is set to turn hero with Deadly 3. An official announcement about this was made by director Ravi Srivatsa on his social media platforms. This announcement was accompanied by the first-look poster of the film. Ravi had previously directed the Deadly Soma franchise with Aditya, which brought the actor into the limelight. He is now helming part 3 of the series with a newcomer.
Initially, Ravi had planned to launch Dixith with a film titled MR, based on the life of underworld don Muthappa Rai, for which the makers had even held a grand launch. However, the film went into various controversies even before it went on floors. So the makers decided to drop the project, and have now come up with a new subject.
Incidentally, even the Deadly franchise is also an underworld subject with elements of love and family drama. The actor, who also revealed his previous connection to the franchise, feels he was destined to debut with Deadly 3. “My father (Shobha Rajanna) was one of the producers of Deadly Soma, and is also producing this film. Also, I played a role as a child actor in Deadly Soma. However, I was not part of Deadly 2 because I had to focus on my studies. And when I came back to face the arc lights, I got associated with character roles in films like Ayogya, Tiger Galli, and Bharaate. I am now being launched as a full-fledged hero in Deadly 3,” he says.
Referring to Aditya, who still carries the tag ‘Deadly Aditya’, Dixith says, "That tag will always remain Aditya’s.”
Dixith is happy to associate with Ravi Srivatsa, who he feels manages to create curiosity with his choice of subjects. “I am making sure I put in 100 per cent effort,” says the actor, who is now preparing for the role. “Right now, I have been given a task to learn certain mannerisms. In addition, I’m honing my dance and fight skills,” he signs off.