Prajwal Devaraj will not be part of Guru Deshpande’s Thackeray
An adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, the film has been revived and will see a new face in the lead, with Ravichandran set to play Macbeth senior
Three years after its launch, director-producer Guru Deshpande’s Thackeray is all set to go on floors this year. The ambitious project, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, will be made with a change in the cast. Thackeray was initially meant to star Prajwal Devaraj, but he will be replaced by another actor.
According to Guru Deshpande, the film had to be postponed as the actors, producers, and the director himself were committed to other projects. “The Thackery story, on which I have been working over the last three years, has been revived, and I have improvised a lot in the script. After going through the final draft, the producers and I felt that it required another hero, and we are looking for a new face,” says Guru Deshpande, whose film will have Crazy Star Ravichandran portraying the pivotal role of Macbeth senior.
The Paddehulli director had previously collaborated with Prajwal Devaraj as producer for Gentleman, which was directed by Jadesh Kumar.
While the team is yet to officially announce the production details, the search is on for the male lead. “The project is back. It is one of my most ambitious films, and we will soon reveal the lead hero and star cast,” says the director, adding, “In all likelihood, and depending on the pandemic situation, we plan to go on floors by mid-September.”