Just when we thought Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar would start shooting for Pavan Wadeyar's film after Raajkumara, the Power Star has surprised one and all by giving a 'go ahead' for a different film, which will go on the sets from December.
Appu has given his call sheet to choreographer turned director A Harsha. Harsha has been entrusted with the responsibility of remaking Tamil hit Poojai which had Vishal and Shruthi Hassan playing the lead roles.
MN Kumar and Jayashri Devi, who are basking in the success of Upendra and Sudeep starrer Mukunda Murari, will be bankrolling this project which has already created a huge buzz just with the formal announcement.
Harsha has choreographed a number of hit songs for Appu, but this is the first time he will be directing the star. He has only done 'swamakes' so far and he usually stays away from remakes.
But he accepted a remake film because he did not want to let go off the opportunity to direct Appu. In the past he had rejected the offer to direct the remake of Telugu film Kick, for the same producer MN Kumar.
The makers intend to shoot the major portions of the film in Rajasthan and Bangalore. The director is also looking to cast actors, who have not worked with Appu in the past, as he feels this will give a new look to the film.
Puneeth has a few more days of shoot left for Raajkumara. He will be completing the work for the film by December, and after a brief break he will join the sets of Harsha's film.
More details about the cast and crew are yet to be revealed. Th team has already begun the pre-production work as producers are looking forward to start shoot of the film in January 2017.