Rakshit Shetty to share the screen with a labrador in 777 Charlie
Kiranraj, who gets the opportunity to direct the Kirik Party actor in 777 Charlie, says it’s a debutant’s dream come true
For debutant director Kiranraj, it was dream come true to have his first film, 777 Charlie, made under Rakshit Shetty’s production house Paramvah Studios. "It is an honour. Rakshit stepping in as hero in it has only boosted the project,” says the first time director.
Presented by Pushkar Films, the film will now be made as a joint venture with JS Gupta, who will also be producing it along with Rakshit. Initially, Aravind Iyer was chosen to play the lead, but due to the actor’s previous commitements with other films, he said to have made an early exit. This is when Rakshit decided to join the cast.
“I have worked as an associate on two of Rakshit’s films - Ricky and Kirik Party. Directing him is every debutant’s dream. Of course, it was unexpected, and it is only the faith he had in my story that made him take this decision. He is also equally excited to be acting in 777 Charlie,” Kiranraj says.
The film will also feature a labrador named Charlie. And the actor, who is currently shooting for his mega project, Avane Srimannarayana, will simulateneously be bonding with this labrador on the sets of this upcoming film. “Charlie, all of 9 months, who is going to act with Rakshit will be coming from Mysuru to Bengaluru on March 1 to start spending time with the actor. The lab will be regular visitor on the sets of Avane Srimanarayana, and Rakshit will also be spending time with Charlie during schedule breaks,” says Kiranraj, adding “We now plan to take 777 Charlie on floors from the first week of May, after Rakshit completes the shoot for Avane Srimanarayana. I am sure, by then, Rakshit and Charlie will be the best of friends.”
777 Charlie will have music by Nobin Paul, cinematography by Aravind Kashyap and dialogues written by Abhijit Mahesh.