Music composer Arjun Janya is set to make his directorial debut with the upcoming big-budget film, 45. The director for the first time managed to surround himself with an interesting cast for the multistar.
Earlier we reported this 45 will feature Shivarajkumar and Upendra in the lead. Now it has emerged that acclaimed actor-filmmaker Raj B Shetty is joining the project.
Whereas 45 will reunite Shivanna and Upendra for the fourth time after Om, Preetseand Lava Kushthis is the first time Raj will share screen space with Shivanna and Upendra.
Speaking to CE, Arjun said, “Leaving aside the fact that the film marks my directorial debut, it was basically the script that brought the actors in for 45.”
Considered a mass entertainer with a one-of-a-kind subject matter, Arjun shares that all three stars have an equal role to play in the film.
Funded by Ramesh Reddy (Nathicharami, Gaalipata 2) under its Suraj Production banner, 45 Arjun will compose the music and write the story and screenplay.
Currently, in the pre-production phase, manufacturers of 45 intend to make it a multilingual project by publishing it in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.
Meanwhile, Raj is busy writing the script for his next director, Swathi Mutthina Male Haniyewhich also puts him in the lead with Ramya.
Shivarajkumar, who waits Veda, currently filming for Srini’s Phantom. Upendra is busy with his next directorial project user interface, which is currently on floors.