Arjun Janya joins the elite list of composers-turning-directors which includes the likes of Ravi Basrur, V. Harikrishna, V. Manohar, and Sadhu Kokila
Last Updated: 03.57 PM, Jun 19, 2022
Arjun Janya, one of the most prolific and busiest music composers of today's Kannada Film Industry, is embarking on a whole new journey. Reportedly, the Gaalipata 2 music director will soon be taking up film direction and will be working with the Century Star, Shiva Rajkumar, for his debut outing. While there is no official confirmation regarding the same, new reports have emerged saying that producer Ramesh Reddy will be bankrolling this interesting project which is likely to be announced sometime this year.
Ramesh Reddy is known for producing films like Manso Re's Naticharami, choreographer Imran Sardhariya's Uppu Huli Khara, and Ramesh Aravind's latest film 100. He was also a co-producer of Yogaraj Bhat's Gaalipata and has produced Tamil and Telugu films.
Few other reports reveal that Arjun Janya's directorial is currently in its nascent pre-production stage with the story already finalized (barring a few touches). With this, Janya joins a credible list of music composers who have ventured into filmmaking and his many fans would be keen to see how this new stint of his pans out. V. Manohar, known for scoring the soundtracks of films like Janumada Jodi, Duniya, and more, has directed actors like Ramesh Aravind in O Mallige and Shiva Rajkumar in Indradhanush while Sadhu Kokila, aside from his many acting exploits, has also directed films like Raktha Kanneeru and Anatharu (starring Upendra). KGF: Chapter 2 composer Ravi Basrur too has directed a film named Girmit and V. Harikrishna is currently directing his second film Kranti with Challenging Star Darshan.
Coming to Arjun Janya's music career, the composer has a number of films lined up ahead. Most-awaited of the lot is the Yogaraj Bhat film Gaalipata 2 with fans also keenly looking forward to the soundtracks of Window Seat, Raymo, and others. Arjun Janya will be collaborating with director Prem for the third time, having previously worked The Villain and Ek Love Ya.