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Rakshit Shetty: I am a writer and director, but I could never write an emotional subject like 777 Charlie

The actor was speaking at a promotional event of his June 10threlease in Hyderabad

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 10.44 AM, May 30, 2022

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Rakshit Shetty: I am a writer and director, but I could never write an emotional subject like 777 Charlie
Charlie and Rakshit as Dharma in a still from the film

Rakshit Shetty and the team of 777 Charlie have been touring key cities as part of the publicity trail of the film, which is due to release in theatres on June 10. A few days ago, the team was in Hyderabad, where Rakshit was asked about the inspiration for the story of 777 Charlie. Rakshit responded that the film is the result of director Kiranraj K’s life experiences, saying, “It’s Kiranraj’s story, based on the life that he has seen. He studied till class 10 in a small town and then came to Mangaluru, where he spent years working as a waiter in a restaurant, watchman at a hospital and a salesman, among others. The life that he has seen, has inspired him to do something that is very emotional. He has seen different variations of emotions in his life. I think that only a person who has had such life experiences can bring emotions like the one you see in 777 Charlie onscreen. I am a writer and director, but I could never write or direct a film like 777 Charlie. You need to have a certain kind of understanding of life to write and direct something like this.”

777 Charlie is Kiranraj K’s directorial debut. The film was initially meant to be made with Aravind Shastry in the lead, but when there were delays in the production, the actor had to excuse himself as he has other commitments. Subsequently, Rakshit, who was only producing it at that point, decided to step in and act also. The film follows a loner called Dharma, whose routine and boring life changes when he begins to care for a dog called Charlie. What happens thereafter is a transformative journey for Dharma. The film, which also stars Sangeetha Sringeri, Raj B Shetty, Danish Shetty, Gopalkrishna Deshpande and Bobby Simha among others, will be in theatres across the country in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi on June 10.

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