The actor will be seen as someone dealing with diabetes
Last Updated: 02.12 PM, Jun 13, 2022
Sugarless is the directorial debut of Shashidhar KM, who had earlier produced the Hariprriya starrer D/O Parvathamma. The film, which has Dia fame Pruthvi Ambaar in the lead, is about a young man who has Type 1 Diabetes since childhood and follows how he handles his condition in day-to-day life. Written by Shashidhar during the pandemic, the film went on floors in August 2020 and was wrapped up by December that year. However, it was only in April this year that the filmmaker finally submitted it for censor certification, where it was cleared with a clean U certificate. In the time since, Shashidhar has been looking for a good window to release the film and today, he announced July 8 as the D-Day. As of now, the only other Kannada film vying for a share of the box office returns that week is the Shwetha Srivastav starrer Hope.
Pruthvi is paired with Priyanka Thimmesh in the film that has music by Anoop Seelin. The comedy drama, which Shashidhar says is novel for Kannada audiences, has Dharmanna Kadur and Raghu Ramanakoppa in pivotal roles. Sugarless is, incidentally, Pruthvi’s first release since Dia. While the actor’s fortunes rose after Dia, with films like For Regn, Life is Beautiful, Malai Pudikatha Manithan, and the Marathi and Hindi remakes of Dia, among others, he has not had a release in well over two years. While Sugarless is his next as lead hero, the actor will be onscreen on July 1, when the Shiva Rajkumar-starrer Bairagee releases. Pruthvi plays a pivotal role in the Kannada remake of the Tamil film Asuran, which, incidentally, also has music by Anoop Seelin. Pruthvi’s co-star Priyanka, meanwhile, has a release this week – Made in China- in which she is paired with Nagabhushana. The film is about the aftermath of the Covid lockdown, with a separated in different countries. Priyanka plays Nagabhushan’s heavily-pregnant wife, who has to navigate this unforeseen long-term relationship, while also prepping for the birth of their first child.