PRK Productions to bankroll medical thriller
The film, titled O2, will be directed by debutants Raghav and Prashanth Raj
After having made films like Kavaludaari, Maybazar 2016, and the upcoming French Biriyani, PRK Productions - the production, house created by Puneeth Rajkumar and Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar - is now producing a medical thriller, titled O2.
Interestingly, Radhakrishna Reddy, who made his directorial debut with Mayabazar, will be joining hands with PRK as a producer on this project. Two new directors, Prashanth Raj, and Raghav, will helm O2. While Raghav is a tattoo artiste, Prashanth, is an architect, but both find common interests in filmmaking.
“The O2 script is the hard work of these two directors, who have worked on it over the past four years. When they met me, they came with 20 drafts of their story. When they returned for feedback, I felt it was fresh content that will work on-screen. So, I decided to be a part of the project. Everything fell in place when I got them to meet Appu (Puneeth Rajkumar), who shared my line of thinking. After all the discussions, we brought them on board,” explains Radhakrishna.
Raghav and Prashanth who met in film school are said to have really focussed on the storyline. “It’s a story set against the medical backdrop. We had bounced the script to a couple of directors, including Raj B Shetty, who gave valuable feedback,” Radhakrishna explains.
The makers have recently completed the auditions that were held online and the cast will be made official soon.
Meanwhile, Radhakrishna is excited that about his directorial debut, Mayabazar 2016, the remake rights of which in Tamil has recently been sold. “I am glad to know that Kollywood filmmakers have shown interest to make the film in Tamil,” says the debutant director, who has made use of the lockdown to write stories. “I am ready with a couple of scripts and will take it further as and when I can,” he says.