The movie Aaptha Rakshaka, which is a sequel to Vishnu's hit Kannada film Apthamitra, was supposed to be released in November 2009, but it was delayed because of the floods in North Karnataka. Krishna Prajwal is shocked by the sudden death of Dr. Vishnuvardhan. He feels that his fans are still struggling to come out of the shock and the pain. “So we've planned to release the movie on 22nd January," says the producer.
However, late Dr.Vishnuvardhan starrer Aaptha Rakshaka is one among the most expensive movies in Sandalwood. It is said that the movie is made with a budget of Rs. 8 crores. Directed by P. Vasu the film features five heroines like Bhavana, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Nikita, Vimala Raman, Sandya. Avinash, Srinivas Murthy, Komal and Ramesh Bhat are in the cast.