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    "Pancharangi is all about Life Istene," says Yogaraj Bhat

    By By: Shekhar H Hooli
    Shekhar H Hooli with Yogaraj Bhat
    Popular Kannada director Yogaraj Bhat is now making his comeback to big screen nearly after a year after the release of his hit movie Manasaare. His latest film Pancharangi, which features actor Diganth and actress Nidhi Subbaiah in lead roles, is a beautiful love story and it has already completed its shooting and post-production works. Almost all movies of Yogaraj are successful at the Box Office besides getting rave reviews from the critics as well as the audience. Now the director is all excited about to know their response to his latest film. 

    Yogaraj Bhat's Pancharangi is all set to hit the theatres across the state on September 03. The excited director is very busy promoting the movie. He is over-working for the publicity of movie and different channels of media are eager to interview the ace Kannada director. The Mungaru Male filmmaker recently found time to speak to He extensively spoke about his latest film Pancharangi. Here are excerpts of Yogaraj Bhat's interview.

    What is the inspiration behind doing the movie Pancharangi?
    I don't have any source of inspiration to do the film Pancharangi. Public is my biggest source and I often get motivated by audience's taste and choice. They want good movies and I would like to serve their interest.

    What is the story of the movie? Is there any message to younger generation?
    Pancharangi is all about 'life istene'. Although it appears like very humourous, it has lot more to do with philosophy. Usually, I don't think of message, when I start doing a movie. Moreover, I never intend to give message to the audience. Ultimately, it's audience, who watch and enjoy it. They find a message according to their experience.

    You have a different theme for each of your films. It was rain for Mungaru Male, mist in Gaalipata, and dry land for Manasaare and now, beach is said to be the concept of Pancharangi. All these rain, mist and dry land and beach are directly connected to real life. What is your take on this?
    As I said, I never intentionally try to do something, but as I go on developing my ideas, it happens that way. Here in Pancharangi also, I haven't done anything particularly like beach concept. But it's the viewers who find it that way. I've just tried to show the infinity and uncertainty that lies in the nature. I've tried to bring out how this infinity and uncertainty directly connected to real life of a common man. That's all. There is nothing like beach concept in the film.

    What is secret behind selecting Diganth as hero of all your movies? What quality of Diganth makes you rope him in time and again?
    There's nothing like secret in it. Diganth is 'pakka' (purely) Kannadiga actor. He is very smart and has good acting skills. Both of us have good understanding too. Moreover, our combo really works out very well. That's why I selected him for a few of my films.

    There were reports about Diganth's unpunctuality on the shooting sets. What do you say about it? Did you face any such problem on the sets?
    Those are all false reports. He's really very punctual on the shooting sets. I didn't have any such problem from him on the sets.

    Where has been the movie shot in? How was your shooting experience?
    Pancharangi has been shot in Bangalore and in coastal areas of Karnataka. We've shot a few scenes at the sets of Abbaiah Naidu Studios. We had a nice team and had lots of fun during the shooting. It was really wonderful experience.

    Actress Priyanka Upendra is playing a teacher in the film. It was speculated that the role has been inspired by Sushmita Sen"s track in Main Hoon Na. Is it true? What would you like to comment upon of the role?
    Those are all false reports. As I said audience are the biggest sources of inspiration for me. I haven't been inspired by any of the role in the movie. Moreover, I hate to copy the things from other films. Whatever I do will be according to my imagination.

    The music of Pancharangi has received lot of appreciation from both critics as well as listeners. What would you tell about the music? What are your expectations? And how is audio sale going on?
    Making music is my duty and that's all. I really don't keep any expectation. I do things and leave to the imagination of the listeners and audience. Yah! The music of Pancharangi has come out really well. We are getting good response from both critics and listeners as well. In the market also, the audio has got tremendous demand. I hope it will do well.

    You have used new concept in the song 'Udisuve'. How did you manage to get such innovative concept. How was the shooting of the song?
    It was really superb shooting experience. Actually, it's the concept brought out by choreographer Mayuri Upadhyaya. She is really a genius and I had left everything to her decision. If we want to be successful, we need to have newness in everything. She has managed to get that innovative things in her work and done a wonderful job in the song.

    Pancharangi is set to release on September 03. How is the publicity work for the movie going on?
    It's really going on very well. Media is co-operating well with us and I'm very thankful to both electronic and print media for the same. We've already had promotion of the film on almost all the TV channels.

    It is said that you are going to direct Puneet Rajkumar? Is it true? What makes you desperate to team up with him?
    Yah! It's true! I exactly don't know what quality of Puneet makes me to work with him. But what I can tell is he is tremendous actor. So I want to team up with him for a film in future.

    How many theatres Pancharangi will be released in?
    It'll be released in 45 centres.

    What are your upcoming projects?
    As up now, I haven't signed any movie. I don't have project right now. I will take my own time to decide it.

    What is your message to your fans?
    I don't have anything to tell them. Just enjoy watching Pancharangi.

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