Nikitha Narayan in her first heroine-centric film Kappu Gulabi
Director Sunil Puranik explores the dark side of love in this film, which also stars his son Sagar Puranik
Sunil Puranik’s directorial debut was in 2010 with Gurukula, for which he won the state award. After eight years, he is back to helm a second film.
The project, set to roll out from January 19, has an interesting title, Kappu Gulabi (Black Rose) which the director says is about the “dark shade of love.”
He explains, “Lifeless love, or what we call blind love, is very common among people of today’s generation. The production team has chosen the lead cast, who will take a look-test before the film goes on floors.”
Nikitha Narayan has been chosen to play the lead in this heroine-centric film and, according to the filmmaker, it is the role of a lifetime for her. Sunil will also be introducing his son, Sagar Puranik, through a lead role.
Sunil Puranik comes with 32 years of experience in the film industry and has worked in 15 films as co-director, associating with directors such as V Somashekar, GV Iyer and Dattu, among few others. Sunil has directed various TV serials and acted in films such as Dandapindagalu and Moodalamane.
The award-winning director says, “My university has always been Vajreshwari Combines, a production house owned by Rajkumar family. I was happy to work with the legend in Parashurama.”