Sharan-starrer Raj-Vishnu had its muhurath at Melkote and the cast has started shooting for it from Monday. The film made under Ramu Productions is directed by K Madesh.
As per earlier reports, Ramya Nambeesan was roped in as the heroine of the film. And now according to the latest reports coming from the sets, Vaibhavi Shandilya has replaced her as the former's dates were clashing with earlier commitments.
Producer Ramu confirms the news and says, "We have Vaibhavi on board and she will be joining the sets of Raj-Vishnu from April 22. Vaibhavi made a notable presence in the Marathi film, Janiva, and recently marked her debut in Tamil with Server
Sundaram. The film features Santhanam and Nagesh's grandson Nagesh Bijesh in the lead. She is now making an entry in Kannada with Raj-Vishnu."
Vaibhavi, a theatre artiste, is also a Kathak and a Bharatanatyam dancer.
The film takes inspiration from the Tamil flick Rajini Murugan. The director and writer Janardhan Maharshi has developed the story for the Kannada version.
The title, Raj-Vishnu is a combination of two Sandalwood legends - Rajkumar and Vishnuvardhan. The film sees Ambareesh playing Sharan's grandfather. Chikkanna, Ravi Shankar and Sadhu Kokila are also part of the star cast.