Senior actor and politician, Jaggesh is on his way to Mantralaya to get the first few shots of his directorial venture, titled Guru. “I have got permission to shoot in front of the Rayar mutt. Finally my dream has been fulfilled of getting those first few shots captured in front of my favourite diety,” says Jaggesh. This actor will now direct his son, Gururaj. “It was not planned nor did I have any idea. It was my son's request, which I could not turn down. He wanted me to launch him, which I did not do. My son feels that I have the talent and that I should direct a film for him,” says Jaggesh, who will now put his 30 years of experience in the industry into the film.
Jaggesh has chosen the script from Karunanidhi's camp. "I was scouting for a good script as it is my first direction and I'm working with my son. This story seemed quite apt and interesting for Gururaj. Since I had a good rapport with the Karunanidhi family, I personally spoke to his son, Tamilarasu and got the script from them," says the director.
"It is all about a youth who has certain plans in his life for himself and the family. But life takes a different route, when he connects with bad company and gets influenced by the outside world. The movie is about his journey towards life is the story of Guru," he adds. According to Jaggesh, Guru will be a commercial film, but will not have a routine story. "You will get the retro feel with this film. Such incidents would have occured in everybody's life. Even, I have gone through the same. My father wanted me to be an engineer, which I could not fulfil. Today, he's 84 years old and he's happy with my achievements.” Jaggesh plans to start shooting from June 10. Currently, Gururaj is in Cambodia learning kick boxing as he gets ready for the role. "My son loves boxing. I too wanted him to get perfect with his leg work. He will be back by June 1, after which, I will be ready to go behind the camera,” he concludes.