Team of Rakshit Shetty-starrer Avane Srimannarayana recreates an entire forest for a song
The period drama, helmed by editor-turned-director Sachin Ravi, will be shot in a span of 200 days
The makers of Rakshit Shetty-starrer Avane Srimannarayana have allocated 200 days for the period drama. According to producer Pushkar Mallikarjunaiah, this is the first time that this time span is being set aside for a Kannada film. So far, the team has completed 160 days of shooting, with another 40 days to go.
Editor-turned-director Sachin Ravi is currently shooting the songs for Avane Srimannarayana. “To respect nature, we decided not to shoot on location, and instead, we decided to recreate a forest at Kanteerava studio. To create a forest is, of course, an expensive affair. However, we are satisfied with the outcome,” says Pushkar, adding that restricted access to shoot inside the woods during the night was also one of the reasons that pushed them to re-create similar settings.
Currently the team is shooting the song inside the Bengaluru Palace during the daytime, with the night sequences set to be shot from February 14 at a different location. “We had initially decided to shoot the night portions inside the Bengaluru Palace too. However, since there are a lot of houses belonging to VIPs in the area, we didn’t want to get into unnecessary complications with loud music,” he says.
The film is a joint venture between Pushkar Films and HK Prakash of Shree Devi Entertainers. Featuring Shanvi Srivastava as the female lead, it will be simultaneously dubbed and released in four other languages. Currently, the dubbing for the Kananda version is going on. The film has music by Charan Raj and B Ajaneesh B Loknath, while Karm Chawla is in charge of cinematography.