I am preparing to start my acting career: Pushkar Mallikarjunaiah
The producer, who is looking forward to facing the camera, is currently penning the script of a film to be helmed by director Suni
Pushkar Mallikarjunaiah, an established producer in Kannada cinema, is now turning his focus towards acting. Stuck in his hometown of Tumakuru during the coronavirus lockdown, Pushkar is spending his time penning the story for a film that will launch him as an actor. The project will be directed by Suni.
“This will be a commercial entertainer. The project is likely to go on floors in August this year,” Pushkar says, adding, “Fortunately or unfortunately, we have got sufficient time, and I am utilising it to write the script.”
The producer had previously announced his acting debut with a science fiction film. “Director Suni and I are coming up with ideas. A final call will be taken after we have completed our discussions,” he says.
Pushkar tells us he has been planning his acting debut for the last three years, but his production responsibilities kept him busy and he couldn’t focus on his passion. “I am mentally getting prepared to move towards making acting a full-time career this year. I am evolving as a script-writer too,” says the producer of Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu.
“The thought of writing came to me during the making of my debut production. That’s when I realised that I enjoy being on the creative side more. This lockdown has worked to my benefit, and I am thoroughly enjoying spending time with pen and paper,” he adds.
Meanwhile, Pushkar is also busy with a series of projects, including Bheema Sena Nalamaharaja, Avatar Purusha, Vinay Rajkumar’s 10, which is directed by Karm Chawla, and a Malayalam film directed by Senna Hegde. Pushkar is also presenting Rakshit Shetty’s 777 Charlie, directed by Kiranraj.