Exclusive: Ram Dhulipudi turns director with Shivarajkumar's next
The action-packed romantic entertainer will go on floors in September
After having worked as a screenplay writer and executive producer for several films bankrolled by Dil Raju, Ram Dhulipudi has finally decided to don the director's hat. He will be directing an action-packed romantic entertainer starring Shivarajkumar.
Speaking to Cinema Express, Ram said that an official announcement of the film, which will be made in Kannada, will be out soon.
"Shivarajkumar will be seen in a role that has saint-like characteristics. The film is an emotional love story with a dash of action and will be shot across the picturesque locales of Kashmir, Chikmagalur, and the US. The principal photography will commence in September. Currently, we are looking for a suitable actor for the female lead," reveals Ram.
The debutant cannot contain his excitement as he speaks of his collaboration with Shivarajkumar. "What started off as a 20-minute narration, went on for 100 minutes. He liked the script and took only 10 minutes to give his nod. I am grateful to Shivarajkumar sir for his faith in me,” adds the director.
The untitled film will be shot by Ravi Kumar Sana, who earlier worked in the National-award winning Kannada film Prakruti. Produced by Swathi Vanapalli, Srikanth Dhulipudi, and Narala Srinivas Reddy, the film is slated for release next February.