Location hunt, a challenge for team Head Bush
The film directed by Shoonya is based on the life of Bengaluru’s first underworld don
Head Bush, starring Dhananjay, is a biopic on Bengaluru’s first underworld don, MP Jayaraj. The film is written by Agni Shridhar and directed by Shoonya. The crew of the project is currently tackling the challenge of finding suitable locations to match the period setting in the script, which is set between the late ’60s and ’70s. “The kind of locations we are looking for is not available in Bengaluru. We have to look outside the city in places like Kolar and Mysuru where we plan to create an atmosphere of that period. There are also plans of erecting sets in case we can’t find a particular backdrop,” says the debutant director.
The first schedule of the gangster drama, which has been planned to have a pan-India presence, was completed before the lockdown. The makers are yet to conduct a muhurath. Shoonya has shot the teenage portions and the younger version of the lead character played by Akash. It was shot in and around Guttahalli, to match the ’60s period.
The film’s poster and title, released in August last year, was inspired by the Snakes and Ladders. Meanwhile, Dhananjay has been preparing for the character and plans to start shooting his portion after the lockdown is lifted. The actor, who has Badava Rascal and Rathnan Prapancha in Kannada, is playing a prominent role in Allu Arjun-starrer Pushpa. The actor, who also is debuting in Tamil has been juggling between all these projects and is left with a few days of shoot for each projects.
Meanwhile, Charan Raj, who is scoring music for Head Bush is said to have completed the composition of two songs.