As 6-5=2 gets ready for its Bollywood release, the attention is back on KS Ashoka who directed the original Kannada version of the film. Since this debut director’s unusual horror film garnered a fair bit of attention, all eyes are turned to his next, which he confirmed will be a romantic film. He is ready with the script and search is on for the right cast. We hear that Ashoka is finding it very difficult to find the right people for his yet-to-be-titled film under the banner of Swarna Lata Productions. "I am looking for three leads who will play the main characters. I did shortlist a few people after auditions. However, they didn’t fit my vision for the film. Although I am confident that these freshers can do better after some rehearsals, still, they are not grabbing my attention. Thankfully, I don’t have a deadline to start my project. The camera will roll once I am set with the right actors who will suit my characters," says Ashoka.
The young director is particular about choosing new faces and prefers people from a theatre background. I find the lead pair in the film The Fault in Our Stars perfect for that story and I have been looking for something like that for my film too, which is probably wanting too much," he laughs.
As per the script, the director will shoot the film in locations like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Mangaluru and some other spots which have good beaches. "I have a few places in mind, but I have to go on a recce to find the best spot. The same goes for the script. Though I have everything ready, one never knows as there might be a last minute change," he says.
Meanwhile, we heard that the Kannada 6-5=2 is creating a buzz again. The DVD and digital rights have been bought by Anand Audio. The film has been available for instant digital download since October 21, has already got 1,80,000 views in a span of 20 days. Even the DVD sales of the film have shot up. "I am still not able to understand how my first film 6-5=2 created a craze among the audience," says Ashoka.
However, the satellite rights for the film are still to be decided. "Right now, what we see is that star-studded movies are getting good TV rights. In the case of 6-5=2 it is taking a bit more time because it is a horror movie which has an 'A' certificate,” he signs off.