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Sapta Sagaradaache Ello's Rakshit Shetty: Hemanth M Rao and I gel well because cinema is our priority

The actor-filmmaker’s second collaboration with Hemanth, Sapta Sagaradaache Ello Side A, releases in theatres on September 1

Sapta Sagaradaache Ello's Rakshit Shetty: Hemanth M Rao and I gel well because cinema is our priority
Hemanth M. Rao on the two Sides of Sapta Sagaradaache Ello

Last Updated: 05.28 PM, Aug 31, 2023


Rakshit Shetty and Hemanth M Rao are very vocal about their love for each other, which has been a repeated topic in all of their promotional interviews for their upcoming film, Sapta Sagaradaache Ello, the first part of which (Side A), is releasing on September 1. Given a choice, Hemanth would love to only work with Rakshit. On his part, Rakshit, who wants to now focus on his directorials for the foreseeable future, will make an exception and act in another film only if it is directed by Hemanth. That’s the kind of love and trust they have for each other.


For Rakshit, though, this comfort level with Hemanth doesn’t just stem from having worked with him on Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu and now Sapta Sagaradaache Ello. It’s got to do with the fact that Hemanth does not crave to be in the spotlight as long as cinema gets its due. Speaking to a Kannada digital channel, Rakshit explained that it is very rare to find people in the film industry who do not put themselves out there and want everything to revolve around them. Hemanth, much like Rakshit, does not think he’s more important than the film and that is what the latter likes about the filmmaker. There are very few people who say that it is okay if they do not get to be in the spotlight as long as their vision of a film is carried out exactly as it was envisioned. “For us, cinema is bigger than anything else and that is what connects me to Hemanth,” said Rakshit, adding that he also appreciates the fact that the filmmaker is a good writer, as well as a friend to him.

Sapta Sagaradaache Ello, produced by Rakshit’s Paramvah Productions, is being released by KVN Productions. The film’s second part, Side B, will be in theatres 7 weeks later, on October 20. While Side A does not have major competition at the box office, Side B will be up against Shivarajkumar’s Ghost, as well as Ravi Teja’s Tiger Nageshwara Rao, Vijay’s Leo, and Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Bhagavanth Kesari.

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