Actor Vijay Raghavendra, who was recently in limelight for winning the Kannada Bigg Boss title, is all set to make his debut as a director. The actor will be wearing the director's hat for Sandalwood's forthcoming movie Kismat, and he will also act in the movie.
It is reported that Vijay Raghavendra has also changed his name as Chinnari Mutha Vijay, and actor Naveen Krishna will be penning the dialogues for Kismat. Speaking to leading daily, Vijay said, "The story of the film is by me, and Naveen Krishna has written the dialogues. The film will go on the floor this Friday, November 15."
Vijay Raghavendra, who made his on-screen debut with Kannada movie Chinnari Mutha, had won the National Award as a Child Artist in 1993. He has also felt that the title 'Chinnari Mutha' was lucky and so he made this as his screen name.
Vijay quoted, "As a child artist, I won the National Award for Chinnari Mutha. I felt it was lucky, so I decided to make that title part of my screen name, and that is how audiences will know me. Also, as a Bigg Boss winner, I have to maintain my star value. So I decided to take a chance and do things the way I like as an actor."