Talented actor Prakash Raj, better known as Prakash Rai in Karnataka because of his Kannada roots, is all set to return to Kannada films after a gap of nearly a year. He had acted in the villain"s role in Aajay starring Puneet Raj Kumar which was produced by Rockline Venkatesh.
Now he will be acting in Geleya, starring Prajwal Devaraj and Tarun in lead roles, which is being produced by Mookambika Productions.
The film is directed by choreographer Harsha who is wielding the megaphone for the first time. Actress Kiran is the heroine of this film. The film has already completed shooting of a 25day schedule. Prakash Raj is all set to join the unit when the second schedule begins from April 23.
Naveen Manu Gangadhar one of the producers of the film says that they had Prakash Raj in mind as soon as the script was ready. 'His selection became inevitable after some improvements were made in the script which led to strengthening of his character in the movie. Director Harsha and Preetham also thought that Prakash Raj's selection will strengthen the film. But there was one lingering doubt in us, as we were not sure whether he would accept the offer. Because we knew he was so busy with his multifarious activities as an actor and producer.
They added, “Recently his hit film Mozhi has brought him some good appreciation and Prakash was committed to make more quality films. We still thought if Prakash Raj hears the story, he might agree to act in the film. We sent word to him first and then he asked for some time. When we persisted our efforts, he wanted to hear the script. Then we went to Chennai and briefed him the story and his character. Convinced that his role was strong enough, the actor decided to allot immediate dates.
In gratitude, they concluded, “We are really grateful to him. We are sure the quality quotient of the film will transform now what with Prakash Raj playing the important character in the film" he said. However, Gangadhar did not want to reveal the character that Prakash Rai is playing in the film. “That little bit of information we want to keep a secret", he said. It is better for the audience to watch him on the screen and assess the strength of the character. And we have another ace in the form of Mano Murthy"s music. We want to shoot one song of the film in Lakshadweep islands where there has been not been any shooting for a South Indian film. One another song we want to shoot in Chickmagalur." Gangadhar said.