Kannada film celebrities pitch in for Pratham’s directorial debut, Nata Bayankara
Several members from the Kannada film industry have contributed in various ways to the Bigg Boss winner's first directorial venture
Nata Bayanakara, the directorial debut of Bigg Boss winner Pratham, is turning into a starry affair. He is getting a lot of support from the Kannada film fraternity.
Pratham tells us senior politician LK Advani sounded the clapboard for the film, in which the former also stars in the lead role. The actor-director is equally happy with all the encouragement he is receiving from peers in the industry. "Ganesh, who has never visited the sets of any other actor in the 14 years of his career, visited the sets of Nata Bayankara. Abhishek Ambareesh has directed two scenes for our film. For the first time, Upendra has sung a hero introduction track, and it has already become a chartbuster," says Pratham, adding, "Senior actor Saikumar is now in his 25th year in the film industry and he was gracious enough to be part of Nata Bayankara. Rakshit Shetty is releasing one of the songs of our film. And I have managed to get my good friend Dhruva Sarja to lend his voice. His 10-minute narration will be heard in bits throughout the film."
The horror-comedy features Niharika Shenoy and Sushmita Joshi as the female leads, while Om Prakash Rao, Shobhraj, and Shankar Aswath are also part of the cast.
Nata Bayanakara’s music has been composed by Pradyothan, who has previously worked on director Ram Gopal Varma’s Ice Cream. Cinematography is by Sandeep and Gangu. Nata Bayankara is now in the post-production phase and is likely to be a May release.