The film is the biopic of the late Bengaluru don MP Jayaraj, with Dhananjaya in the lead.
The star cast of the upcoming MP Jayaraj biopic is getting bigger and better by the day. Led by Dhananjaya, who is also co-producing the film, the ensemble already includes Payal Rajput, Loose Mada Yogi, Vasishta N Simha, Sruthi Hariharan and Balu Nagendra and now, they’ve included Raghu Mukherjee as well. On Monday, the team put out social media announcements welcoming Raghu onboard the project. Apart from the fact that Dhananjaya plays Jayaraj and that actor-choreographer Sandy will be seen as his close aide Samson, the team has not let out any information about the characters that each of these actors will portray. However, given that it is a biopic, it is clear that they will take on real-life characters for the big-screen adaptation.
Head Bush, directed by Shoonya, is a multi-lingual, two-part film on the life of Bengaluru’s first underworld don, MP Jayaraj, with special focus on his rise to prominence in the 60s and 70s. The film is based on the book by former gang operative and now media-man, Agni Sreedhar, called My Days In The Underworld’. Sreedhar has also written the screenplay and dialogues for the film, which is being produced by Dhananjaya’s Daali Pictures in association with Somanna Talkies.
Major portions of the film are being shot in Mysuru and Kolar, where the team, led by cinematographer Sunoj Velayudhan and artiste-production designer Baadal Nanjundaswamy, is recreating the period drama’s era. Charan Raj is on board as composer for the film. The gangster drama Head Bush will be released in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.
Raghu, who recently played a negative character for the first time in Inspector Vikram, is also expected to be a part of the Rachita Ram-starrer, Shabari Searching For Ravana, which is a revenge thriller.