Jayatheertha in talks to direct Sudeep's nephew Sanchith Sanjeev's debut film
Sudeep is said to be producing the film under his home banner
The success of Bell Bottom has put director Jayatheertha back on the map. The film, starring Rishab Shetty and Hariprriya, has received widespread appreciation and is currently doing well at the box office.
The latest news is that a handful of actors, especially newcomers, and production houses, are keen to work with the director. Jayatheertha, however, is preparing to launch Sudeep’s nephew, Sanchith Sanjeev on the big screen. Sudeep is said to be producing the film under his home banner.
Sanchith, who has done a two-year filmmaking, acting and cinematography course at New York Film Academy, is now undergoing short-term training in Mumbai. In an earlier interview with CE, Sanchith had mentioned that his first project is likely to go on floors sometime in June. Now, it looks like the project is taking shape with Jayatheertha coming into the picture. “A few rounds of discussions have already taken place between Sudeep, Sanchith, and the director. The script is still being worked on,” our source says. However, an official confirmation on this is awaited from the team. Sometime this week, we hear Jayatheertha, Sudeep, and Sanchith will come together for another round of discussion.
Meanwhile, the director has also been approached to launch politician Zameer Ahmed Khan’s son, Zaid Khan. Reports of the newbie being launched have been doing the rounds, with rumours rife that Indrajit Lankesh would be helming Zaid's debut project. Later, word was that director Suni would be working with the actor. However, the latest development is that Jayathreertha has been approached after the producers watched Bell Bottom and felt that the director would be able to boost the newcomer’s career.