Actor Sharan is known to push the bar when it comes to different avatars on-screen and he continues to do so with his next film. The actor disguised as a beggar was seen on various streets of south Bengaluru.
This was for a promotional song, shot for his next film Nataraja Service. He even managed to collect Rs 28 which passersby gave as alms mistaking him for a beggar. Director Pavan Wadeyar explains why Sharan had to play a beggar.
"When Sharan and I had discussed the story of the film, I had told him about a particular song, Allah Allah Natraja Barthana Allah, and about the beggar get-up. I thought it would make for a good promotional song, which I mentioned, and he was kicked about it. The scene for this song was shot on Saturday with hidden cameras installed at various locations of Gandhibazaar, Hanumanthanagar and near Bugle Rock. In the day-long shoot, only one person recognised Sharan. Before made it public, we left the place. We really had a good time shooting this promotional song," Pavan told us.
Though this song is picturised with Ravi Shankar in the film, Sharan and the director insisted that they use it as a promotional number.
"It was also to fulfill the actor's wish because he had liked the song so much and wanted to be a part of it in some way. The promo song now becomes the introduction of the hero without the hero in the picture," he says.
Nataraja Service presented by Puneeth Rajkumar and produced by NS Rajkumar features Mayuri Kyatari in the female lead.
The music of Nataraja Service is composed by Anoop Seelin and the cinematography is by Arul K Somasundaram.