BANGALORE: Lyricist-turned-director Ghouse Peer has completed the first schedule of his film Sharp Shooter starring Diganth and Sangeetha. The shooting took place mostly in Mysore for 21 days. “In the first schedule, we completed 60 per cent of the talky portions and one fight. The second schedule will start on August 11 and go on for 15 days. Then, we plan to shoot a fight sequence, an item song and the remaining talky portion in Mysore and Bangalore. I will complete the project by September 20,” explains Ghouse.
We wondered how Ghouse turned a romantic hero like Diganth into an action hero in the film. “Sharp Shooter is a mixture of action and comedy. The title comes with the tagline nambi please (Please believe us), because nobody would believe that Diganth could do well in action too. However, it’s not entirely about that either. People will get that when they watch the film,” he says.
Ghouse is confident about infusing comedy into an action subject and reveals that the film will also explore other talents of the actor. “We have never seen Diganth fighting in his previous films. I got to know that he can fight well only when I was shooting with him in the first schedule. In fact, he has built up six pack abs for this character. This is the first time I am attempting such a thing with the actor and I was completely satisfied after working with him for 21 days. This apart, I had senior artistes like Julie Lakshmi, Sudharani, Sathyajit, Rangyana Raghu, Chikkanna and Mitra in the cast. Everyone is happy with the way the shoot is progressing,” he says.
Diganth will have three fights and a 15-minute climax. Fight master Thriller Manju has choreographed one fight and the rest will be done by Ravi Varma, says Ghouse, who has worked on Diganth’s looks in the film. “He will have short hair. Since he has a similar look in his other film, Parapancha, we continued with the style for our film too. He is made to look like a Hollywood hero in Sharp Shooter. The actor did not require any training as he is already well-versed in martial arts,” he says.