Actress turned film-maker Vijayalakshmi Singh is all set to create a record in Sandalwood by becoming the first mother to direct her own children in a Kannada movie.
Yes, the former spouse of Jai Jagadish will soon direct her 3 daughters in a flick titled, Yaanaa. The film will reportedly be supported by Jai Jagadish and will launch Vaibhavi, Vainidhi and Vaisiri in lead roles.
Talking to Times of India, Vijayalakshmi has opened up about the project. "This film revolves around a coming-of-age subject that will appeal to today's youngsters. Like the title suggests, it is about a journey. I've been working on the subject for the past couple of years and I'm thrilled that I got my daughters to play the leading ladies. This will be the first time in the Kannada film industry that a mother is directing her daughters in a film."
Talking about how she managed to get her daughters on board, she has said, "That was the trickiest part. I had begun writing the script a long time ago, but I'd never thought about the cast. I would discuss the story with my daughters, since they are my best critics. When I felt I was ready to make the film and told them I wanted the three of them to play the leads, I was happy that they said yes. It worked out for me that all of them were ready to act."
She has also said that she is currently looking for actors to play the male lead. "I am looking for three fresh faces as heroes for this film. Many of my industry friends have agreed to be a part of the film as part of the supporting cast."
The film will be shot in and around India including Goa. "Goa, for me, is liberating and a favourite destination. Since the journey of the film can accommodate Goa, we will be hitting the beach hotspots too," she has said.