The debut director will start shooting his film Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu from today with actors Anant Nag and Rakshit Shetty. After eight months of hard work, Hemanth M Rao is finally on the verge of realising his long-standing dream. He is all set to roll the camera for the inaugural shot. Simultaneously, the director is also getting ready with a teaser trailer featuring Rakshit that will be released on Sankranti.
“We are starting with our first schedule where we plan to cover major portions of the film between Anant Nag and Rakshit, which will be predominantly shot in Bengaluru. Sruthi Hariharan will be joining us for this schedule from January 19. The second schedule will have Achyuta Kumar and Vasishta N Simha and will be followed up with the song shoots,” says Hemanth.
Presenting his vision on screen is also quite a big challenge for the excited Hemanth.
He has the advantage of having a stellar combination in rising star Rakshit Shetty and the versatile and talented Anant Nag. “I feel that it will be a great experience to work with an actor like Rakshit as he has a great passion for cinema and our wave lengths match. He is also a very
sensible modern actor who goes to great lengths to get into his character. It is a great honour to work with Anant sir not only for me, but for the entire team. I grew up watching his films and today, I am going to be directing a film with him and I know that it will be a special experience,” says Hemanth, who is looking forward to working with both his stars.
“Although Rakshit and Anant sir have had two to three scenes together in Vaastu Prakara, this film will see both of them throughout the film. The senior actor is not around for only two to three reels in the film as the story largely revolves around him. It is a great responsibility for me and my team to ensure that we do justice to his great body of work and live up to his standards,” he says.
Since the film goes back and forth in time, there are going to be changes in the way Anant Nag’s looks will be crafted in the film.
“We are going by what the script demands and accordingly we are giving him the look of Bengaluru office worker from the late 70s who has worked in the same company for nearly 40 years,” reveals Hemanth.
Rakshit’s new look
2015 is touted to be a big year for Rakshit Shetty and he will kickstart it with Godhi Banna. The actor who plays an investment banker in the film states that this is one of the best scripts he has heard till date. “The story has got all the emotions in the spectrum and the transition of my character through the film is what I liked the most. I hope I will justify my character and match up to Anant sir’s levels,” says Rakshit. The young actor who has taken great interest in the making of the film, has heard the music and is very confident that along with the story’s human values, it is also going to be a stylish watch. “We have discussed and planned some very good shots. I am very excited about this role and I hope to live upto this character,” says Rakshit.
He is equally thrilled about his new look in Godhi Banna. “They have straightened my hair for the film. “The character of the father imagines his son with a cropped cut. My curly hair makes a crop quite impossible so I had to straighten it. I will only get to see how this looks on screen on screen after I start the shoot,” he says.