The Kannada actor is now all set for his first release in 2010. The movie Swayamwara, which features him alongside Sharmila Mandre and Diganth, will hit the screens tomorrow (March 19). On this occasion, Kitty spoke to oneindia and shared his experience on Swayamwara sets and the shooting of his other films. Here are the excerpts of Srinagar Kitty's interview.
What is the story of the film Swayamwara? What role are you playing in it?
Swayamwara is completely a comedy film. Swayamwara movie is all about two friends aiming for one girl. I'm playing a short-tempered guy, who is sent to Bangalore for studies. But he falls in love witha girl, which is played by Sharmila Mandre. Diganth is playing the playboy character, who always enjoys spoiling my attempts in the film.
What is the theme/message of the film?
There is no message in the film. It is completely an entertainer film, which has fully 2 hours 20 minutes comedy.
The film is a remake of Mujse Shaadi Karogi. Are there any differences from the original?
There are no much differences in the film. Only thing is that MSK had lots of vulgar scenes where as in Swayamwara, we have cleaned them up. The movie has been adopted according to the taste of the local audience.
What is the budget of the movie? and where has it been shot?
The budget of the movie is Rs. 2 crores 20 lakhs. It has been shot in Bangalore, Mysore, Bangkok, Malaysia, and in few other countries.
How many theatres is the movie releasing in?
It's releasing in 50 theatre all over the state.
How was your off screen relationship with Sharmila Mande and Diganth?
It was really great. We enjoyed it very well. We never felt like working on the sets. It was all fun.
What would you like to say about director Ananthraju?
He's really a cool guy. Neither he takes tension nor he puts pressure on his workers. He's very cooperative too. I liked his company very much. Even producer M Chandru was also cooperative. He got good felicities. We never felt scarcity of anything on the sets
How is response for the music of the film?
Manikanth Khadri has composed the music for five songs of the film, which has come out very well. It has got good response from the audience. The sale of audio CDs is going on well.
What would you like to say about your upcoming movies like Sidlingu, Matte Mungaru, Thaliru Thorana, U/A and Sanju Weds Geetha?
Presently, the talks are going on for the film Sidlingu. I'm also busy with shooting of Matte Mungaru and Sanju Weds Geetha. But the shooting of Thaliru Thorana and U/A is not started yet.
Swayamwara team helped jailbirds to get bails. What would you like to tell about it? How much money you have offered for it?
Zee TV had organised a game show and Swayamwar team had participated in the show and won Rs. one lakh, which has been given for the welfare of jailbirds.
Recently, you became a father of a baby girl. How is your daughter now? And what did you her?
Both baby and mother are fit and fine. We've not named the baby yet. We're in search of a sweet name for her.
Finally, what is your message to audience?
Swayamwara is a mass entertainer movie. It's not restricted to any particular class of audience. It's good comic flick. Please come to theatres and watch it.