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Kranti: No one on my film set will say that the shoot was like a picnic, says Darshan

Everyone comes to do what’s expected of them – work – says the Challenging Star, when asked about any special memories from the making of Kranti

Kranti: No one on my film set will say that the shoot was like a picnic, says Darshan
Darshan in a still from Kranti

Last Updated: 10.39 AM, Jan 14, 2023


One of the questions that actors often get asked when promoting films is about their experience of shooting for it and what is most likely the answer, especially among the young lot, is how much fun it was and that set was like a big picnic, with everyone bonding, etc. But with Challenging Star Darshan, there’s no way you’ll hear something like that. When asked recently if he has any special memories from the making of his next, Kranti, Darshan actually said he has none.

Speaking to an online publication during the promotions of the film, the actor said, “I will not say that we went here and there, had a picnic and were like one big happy family. All of us were on set on work and that’s what we did – neatly did our job and came back. None of us had the time, patience or inclination to create memories. In my case, especially, I don’t entertain such things. On my set, everyone’s there for a purpose – to work. Of course, we will greet each other and exchange pleasantries, but beyond that there is no play, it is all work.”


Kranti, which is Darshan’s 55th film is less than two weeks away from hitting the big screen. It is hitting theatres in direct competition with Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan over the Republic Day holiday. The film is Darshan’s second collaboration with team Yajamana, with whom he is likely to work on his 57th film as well. The as-yet-untitled #D56 is currently in production and is being directed by Tharun Sudhir, with whom Darshan did Roberrt earlier. The film, produced by Rockline Venkatesh, introduces veteran actress Malashree’s daughter Radhana Ram in Sandalwood.

Meanwhile, Kranti reunites Darshan with Rachita Ram, who made her film debut opposite the Challenging Star with Bulbul and then followed it up with Ambareesha. This is their first collaboration since then. The film has a massive ensemble cast, including Sumalatha Ambareesh, Girija Lokesh, Giri, Mandya Ramesh, B Suresha, P Ravi Shankar, V Ravichandran, Samyuktha Hornad, Mukhyamantri Chandru, Umashree, Mutant Raghu, among many others.

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