Ashika Ranganath is Shashank’s choice forThayige Takka Magga

Producer’s first venture directed by Ved Guru stars Krishna Ajai Rao in the lead

Published: 14th November 2017 10:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th November 2017 09:37 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

Director Shashank has always been known for his perfect casting, especially when it comes to choosing the movie’s heroine. He takes time to decide on the artiste and Shashank says that while the director is the brain of the movie, the actor is its face.

Ashika Ranganath

“We are behind the scenes, and the film reaches the audience through them,” he tells City Express. “So it is important for a filmmaker to have the right actors who fit the character.”For his first production venture Thayige Takka Maga, starring Krishna Ajai Rao and directed by Ved Guru, the team had recently finalised on Sumalatha to play mother to the hero. Now, they have roped in the movie’s heroine too. After a few rounds of auditions with newcomers and well-known actresses, they decided to rope in Ashika Ranganath. The two lead actors will be paired for the first time on big screen.

Shashank says that since Sumalatha and Ajai play ‘rebel’ mother and son, he wanted to strike a contrast with the heroine of the movie. “Therefore I decided on Ashika, who appears orthodox and tender. She is talented and therefore has the right mix of everything,” he says.Interestingly, Shashank was the first director to audition Ashika for his last film Mungaru Male 2. But, then he found her too young for the role. “I actually wanted to introduce her in Sandalwood but that didn’t happen. Now she has the experience of working with 3 to 4 films,” he says.

With the cast in place, the shoot for the film should start from December 8. “It will be done in Bengaluru and, if necessary, we might shoot a song abroad,” says Shashank, adding that this is yet to be decided.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Kannada news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp