'Pizza' is 'Whistle' in Kannada

Published: 10th July 2013 10:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2013 10:21 AM   |  A+A-


Director Karthik Subburaj’s pseudo horror Pizza is now being remade in Kannada as Whistle. While actor Chiranjeevi Saja is playing the hero, done by actor Vijay Sethupathy in Tamil, actor Pranitha of Udhyan and Saguni fame reprises Remya Nambeesan’s role. 

Director Prashanth Raj was so impressed with the Tamil flick that he had changed his decision of not remaking films and decided to retell Pizza in Kannada. “It will be a trendsetter. And I know I can make a better film than the original in terms of narration, dialogues and other technicalities,” says Prashanth.

Prashanth says Whistle has been made in a more filmy style than Pizza. “Both the hero and the heroine spent 30 days in a workshop. It was necessary because this film is a love thriller and not a horror show. The body language of the artistes has to be moulded such that it doesn’t end up looking comic on-screen,” he says.

For Pranitha, this movie will take her to a different level as it will give her the scope to showcase her acting talent rather than just playing a glam doll, adds Prashanth.

While Pizza is already set for a sequel, does it encourage Prashanth to follow suit with Whistle? “Whistle will be the first and last remake in my film career. I don’t intend to make it a habit. I am more inclined towards original scripts,” says Prashanth.


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