Race Car Driver Turns Actor

Published: 13th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2015 12:54 AM   |  A+A-


For Harish Kumar Jalgere, racing is a passion on equal footing with acting. A racer who has participated in high-profile races, Harish has given   acting a shot with his debut film Just Maduveli. “I started off as a bike racer way back 1998 and later got into car racing. Since then, I have participated in mud rallies across the country. My favourite thing about racing is the fact that the car takes control of you. Now I have taken break from wheels and hopped on to the acting bandwagon and I guess it is in my genes as both my father and grandfather were involved in theatre,” he says.

Just Maduveli directed by Kolar Srinivas and produced by Harish himself, has Ravi Basroor as music director and Cinetech Soori as cinematographer. A mega audio launch is planned for Sankranthi for which, Sudeep will be the chief guest.

Throwing light on the subject, Harish says that it is an action film with elements of love. “I play the role of a photographer and the story largely takes place at a wedding hall. The film progresses as interesting facts are revealed during the wedding. We plan to release the film in February,” he explains.

The actor also plans to take up another project after this which will be an out-and-out action thriller. “We are planning to make a Hollywood-style film along the lines of Fast and Furious which will bring together my love for films and cars. We will start that project the moment Just Maduveli releases,” he says.              — Express Features


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