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Director Shashank announces film with Darling Krishna that will be the ‘tale of a real man’

The as-yet-untitled project will go on floors shortly

  • Prathibha Joy

Last Updated: 06.58 AM, Jun 12, 2022

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Director Shashank announces film with Darling Krishna that will be the ‘tale of a real man’
Shashank's third home production is with Krishna

Director Shashank is best known in Kannada film circles for his films like Moggina Manasu, Krishnan Love Story, Mungaru Male 2, among others. The filmmaker is apparently partial to intense love stories, but also has a healthy dose of action films in his filmography, be it Jarasandha, Bachchan or Thayige Thakka Maga. So, when he announced a new film with Darling Krishna today, fans and industry insiders were intrigued about what the duo could bring to the table.

Shashank revealed a poster to announce the as-yet-untitled collaboration with Krishna. The text on the poster read – The Tale of a Real Man – with a promise of a title reveal soon. “We are elated to announce our new project with dear friend @darlingkrishnaa on his birthday. We need your wishes as always,” wrote the filmmaker, who is also backing the project under his home banner, Shashank Cinemass. Shooting for the film is expected to start soon, since Shashank has wrapped up his next directorial Love 360, while his proposed movie with Real Star Upendra is currently on hold, as the actor is now busy with his own directorial. It would be exciting to see how Shashank presents Krishna in their first collaboration.

Krishna, who went on a signing spree following the success of his directorial debut Love Mocktail, has a bunch of films ready for release, like, for instance, Lucky Man, Sugar Factory, Mr Bachelor, Love Me or Hate Me, Dilpasand, etc. His release after Love Mocktail was the forgettable srikrishna@gmail.com, while yet another washout, Local Train, came after Love Mocktail 2. Speaking to OTTplay, Krishna said that he was aware of the brickbats he was receiving for these duds. “The way I see it is that Krishna the actor and Krishna the director are two different entities. So, when I am on a set only as an actor, I don’t involve myself in anything besides what is expected of me, whereas when I am making a film, I take complete responsibility and make sure that it good and watchable. I don’t want to make bad films,” he said. As for audience perception that a Darling Krishna film will be good only if he directs, which could impact his marketability as an actor, he added, “It is a director’s responsibility to make a film work. As an actor, I would have okayed something based on an interesting narration. The onus of executing it in that way is up to the producer and director. As a producer-director myself, I understand the pressure involved in making a film, so, I don’t want that with every project. If I start taking too much interest in my acting commitments, I will lose a few years of my life with all the stress. Let me be honest, there are projects where I just want to act and then detach myself from everything else. Eventually, if the film is good or bad, the complete credit has to go the team. If I start getting too choosy, I will end up sitting at home with no work. As an actor, I don’t want to wind up with a filmography of only some 20-25 films; I want to work on a lot of movies.”

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