The muhuratha of Sathyananda was recently held at the Freedom Park in Bangalore. Addressing the media, Madan Patel said, "I am a staunch believer in Hinduism, which is facing a big threat these days. Some fraudulent, self proclaiming god men are playing with the beliefs and trust of Hindus. I want to expose them and create awareness among the people."
The Kannada film producer is success in finding Ravi Chethan for the lead role (Nithyananda) in the film Sathyananda. He has approached Nimitha and Charmi for female lead, which is yet to be confirmed. Dinakar has written the dialogues and Ragu is the cameraman for the film.
However, the film launch of Sathyananda was a grand event, which was attended by several top politicians including Home Minister R Ashok. The shooting of the first day was held at Freedom Park after taking a few shots of the muhurath.
Director Madan Patel, who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party, has dared to do a movie based on the recent expose of Swamy Nithyananda's scandal. The film has been titled Sathyananda and Madan describes it as his most ambitious project, which started rolling from last week.