Search to begin for actor to play Kalinga Rao
The biopic on the composer's life, titled Kannadabharana Kalinga Rao, will be directed by Rajendra Singh Babu and produced by Rockline Productions
Of the many films made under Rockline Productions, a biopic on composer P Kalinga Rao will be one of their most ambitious projects. The film will be helmed by Kannada director Rajendra Singh Babu, and is titled Kannadabharana Kalinga Rao. The film has been discussed between the producer and director, and is now at the pre-production stage.
What was interesting to learn is the way the team is going about roping in the film’s hero. An image audition is planned at state and all India level by the makers. The team plans to look out for a Kannadiga, and even reach out to National School of Drama to find the perfect hero. “We are going through all kinds of sources to bring in various talents before finalising our lead actor,” says Babu.
In the meantime, the director will be divulging details of the film’s muhurath, and the production house will reveal how they want to take the biopic forward.
Babu was apparently inspired by a book he read on Kalinga Rao, and felt there were great incidents in his life that needed to be highlighted, along with the evergreen songs Kalinga composed. The music director had worked with Babu’s father in 1948 and 1949.
As of now, only Hamsalekha has been confirmed as music director for the project.