Fresh Talent Shines in Vajrakaya

Director A Harsha helps nascent stars to sparkle

Published: 13th May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2015 11:03 PM   |  A+A-

Director A Harsha, whose much-anticipated outing, Vajrakaya, which will be heading for the censors sometime next week and could hit the screens on June 5, seems to have struck on a magical formula. While his film’s main pillar is the much talented and popular Shivarajkumar, with Vajrakaya, Harsha has blurred the broad line between established actors and new talent. And going by his comportment which exudes confidence in these talented newcomers, he seems to have set the momentum for other directors.

Ably supporting the veteran Shivarajkumar will be newbies - Nabha Natesh and Shubra Aiyappa - all of whom according to Harsha are a revelation.

“Nabha, especially, is a great find,” says Harsha. A freshers’ league also forms the technical team of Vajrakaya, according to the director.

Vajrakaya.jpg“My cameraman Swamy J is already the talk of the town. He has been bombarded by calls from the industry after filmmakers saw the rushes. My assistant, Mohan has written the lyrics for the song sung by Dhanush while my dialogue writer Yoganand has penned lyrics for a song sung by Sharan. Madhu Guruswamy, who is the antagonist, and was one of the villains in Bhajarangi, has raised the standards of the character. So, Shivarajkumar is the only star, surrounded by freshers and I am just glad to bring them on board for this film,” says Harsha.

The buzz is also that Harsha intends to promote as many newcomers in his future projects. “They are quite talented and I believe that it is our responsibility to encourage them,” he says and adds that it was the support from his producer, CR Manohar, which let me explore new talents. Apparently, the director is so impressed with the effort made by youngsters that a massive search is on, particularly for a Kannada heroine, for his next project.

Talking about the film and the excitement surrounding its release, Harsha says, “The hype created during Bhajarangi has resulted in high expectations from Vajrakaya. It is frightening at times. A few people who have watched the film in its raw stages before re-recording and the digital intermediate process have given good feedback. But all said and done, the final verdict will be from the public,” he signs off. 

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