Darshan's 51st to be directed by Pon Kumar
The film, produced by Shylaja Nag and Suresh B, will have composer V Harikrishna trying his hand at scripting for the first time, along with the director
While Darshan is busy getting into his character Duryodhana on the sets of his 50th film, Kurukshetra, the actor is also gearing up for the release of Tarak. The Prakash Jayaram directorial is with the Censor Board and the team is hoping for a festive release on Vijayadashmi. Meanwhile, there are speculations on whom the actor will be working with for his 51st.
Producers have been waiting for his call sheet, but knowing Darshan, he will stick to earlier commitments. He has reportedly confirmed that his next after Kurukshetra will be with producer Shylaja Nag and B Suresh.
And who will be helming this project? Producer Shylaja Nag is happy to share that Pon Kumar will be directing Darshan. The director of films like Vishnuvardhana and Chaarulatha is just done with the audio launch of Gowdru Hotel starring Prakash Rai and Vedhika. He is now working on the movie’s post production and it should be done by month end. After that, he will work on Darshan’s 51st.
While everyone is curious about the subject Pon Kumar will pick for Darshan, Shylaja says it is too early to reveal a oneliner. “But it will be a full-on entertainer with a mix of love and action, tailormade for Darshan,” she says.
She shares another interesting tidbit about V Harikrishna’s role in the film. “He will be scoring music for this yet-to-titled-project, and for the first time he will be trying his hand at scripting and screenplay-writing along with director Pon Kumar,” says the producer.
Technicians for the movie will be decided and the cast will be finalised in the near future. “We plan to go on floors once Darshan is completely done with Kurukshetra,” says Shylaja.
Meanwhile, Sandesh N’s film Wodeyar starring Darshan, and to be directed Pavan Wadeyar, is also on track. Director Tarun Sudhir, MD Sridhar and Prem are readying their scripts and will commence work once the actor gives the green signal.