BANGALORE: Director A Harsha is happy with the success of his last film Bhajarangi, which worked wonders for him and Shivarajkumar. Although, he had one regret. The film got an A certificate, as it did not entertain children and family audiences. Vajrakaya, he promises, will be targeted at kids and families.
“Bhajarangi was meant to be a fantasy, and I created some of the villains to entertain kids. Unfortunately, the A certificate spoilt the show. Now, I am making a film which is sure get a U certificate and that will allow every person in the family to watch the film. I am focussing on entertaining kids and parents with Vajrakaya,” says Harsha, who plans to go on floors from June 6. “Vajrakaya will be larger-than-life and people can expect a lot from the hat-trick hero. There will be a prominent commercial element in the film with a classy touch,” he adds.
Harsha also reveals that Vajrakaya will be filled with comedians. “I have roped in Sadhu Kokila, Chikkanna, Prathap and a few others. Apart from them, I have major artistes like Atul Kulkarni and Ravi Kale.
Harsha thought about Vajrakaya only after the success of Bhajarangi and Shivarajkumar immediately signed up for it. “C R Manohar, the producer of the film, wanted to do a film with Shivarajkumar and is happy that he got the opportunity,” he says.
Shivarajkumar in Bhajarangi had six pack abs. Vajrakaya, however, will only be packed with family entertainment, says Harsha. “The actor throughly enjoyed the two shades of character in Bhajarangi. Vajrakaya will see him in three shades, but not in terms of image or looks. Sometimes, he is seen in a comical avatar and in others, he gets extremely emotional. On the whole, he will be shown as the perfect man,” Harsha says.
Interestingly, the posters to be released of Vajrakaya will not have Shivarajkumar. Instead, the title will go along with the picture of Lord Anjenaya. “We did not have any photoshoot done this time as we had decided to do some unique posters. Anjenaya is my first hero and he has always played a major role in my films,” he says.