Shubha Poonja's 3devi to resume shooting
3devi, directed by Ashwin Mathew, stars Shubha Poonja, who also doubles up as the executive
3devi will be among the first movies from the Kannada film industry to get permission to resume shooting after the coronavirus lockdown. Actor Shubha Poonja, who is also stepping in as the executive producer for the first time, is planning to head to Coorg this week to begin filming the remaining sequences. “Adhering to the guidelines and instructions, we have decided to go with a 12-member team for the shoot,” says Shubha.
The film is directed and produced by Ashwin Mathew. While 70 per cent of the shoot was already completed in Wayanad, the rest will be done in Coorg. “It is an action thriller, and the crucial portions required us to shoot in a forest area, which is something we found in Wayanad. However, with the current situation, we can’t go back to Kerala. So we chose Coorg,” says Shubha.
3devi is a three-heroine film, and it also features Jyothsna Roa and Sandhya in the lead roles. “Sandhya comes from a modelling background. Jyothsna is Bharathi Vishnuvardhan’s niece and she has been into theatre. We spotted her and brought her on board. 3devi will mark her debut,” says Shubha, adding, “I have already done films starring three heroines like Moggina Manasu. But they were usually films where the story ran on emotions. So when I was offered such a film again, I wanted to go with a different concept, and that’s when we decided to go with an action thriller.”
As a producer, Shubha says she considers 3devi her first baby. “I have taken the responsibility along with director-producer Ashwin Mathew for the entire process of filming. It is a learning process. If this film succeeds to an extent, it will certainly push me to turn into a full-time producer,” she says.
The technical crew of 3devi, made under the banner of Altered Ego, has been divided between Bengaluru and Kerala. The film has cinematography by Kunjunni S Kumar, while the music has been composed by Fedel Ashok.