The makers of Rikki have taken that extra effort to get real on reel. A real house that was built for `25 lakh and took one and a half months of contruction in Karkala, was demolished four days after the shoot was completed. Apparently, Rishab Shetty the director was much taken with a YouTube video and had wanted to replicate it on the screen. Rakshit Shetty, the hero of the film, explained to us why this particular scene was very important and they could not compromise with its quality. “Rishabh had watched an incident, which happened in Karkala that showed families who had lost their houses that was bought in an SEZ (Special Economic Zone) government project. The owners of the houses witnessed their own building getting demolished. This really affected him and he recreated it as a sequence in the film,” he explains.
However, Rakshit clarifies that the story does not only revolve around the demolition of the house. “Rikki, the title is the short form of heroine Radha and hero Krisha who are childhood friends and there is a mature romantic angle to the story," he explains.
While Rakshit is enjoying shooting most of his films, close to home, he is equally excited to work with his friend and one time roommate Rishab.
“I knew that he can be a good director because I have always seen him as a good visualiser. We have completed 90 per cent of the shoot in 42 days and will soon head to Gujurat for a song sequence.” he says.