Dia director’s next to be a thriller
KS Ashoka has made a temporary halt in Mangaluru, where he has started penning the first draft for his third Kannada outing
Director KS Ashoka, who made headlines with his horror flick 6-5=2 and romantic film Dia, is coming up with a thriller for his third outing in Kannada. The filmmaker is temporarily camping in Mangaluru to pen the story.
“I have the story in my head and now need to translate it onto paper. I have been in Mangaluru the past week and I'm writing the first draft of my next film,” says Ashoka, adding, “I intend to complete the script and then scout for actors.”
The director is also working on the post-production of the Hindi remake of his own Dia. “The same story has been used with minor changes. The only difference is that I got to see some new faces and locations. Got to work with a new team which brought about some freshness. The production house making this film in Hindi had organised things well,” he says.
Ashoka is currently penning a thriller that will suit both the theatrical space and OTT platforms. “We hope to see every film on the big screen. But at this point, OTT has taken over. From my observations, thrillers are a favourite on OTT. I am developing the script keeping all these factors in mind. However, my first wish is always a theatre release,” he says.
Ashoka wants to begin shooting in October-November. “I am hoping to begin the project soon, provided the state and the country are out of the pandemic situation,” he adds.