The as-yet-untitled flick is a full-fledged horror film, but with Sharan in the lead, there will likely be comedy as well.
Actor Sharan, who only recently finished work on the Suni directorial Avatara Purusha and then embarked on his new production, Guru Shishyaru, has okayed his next. Sharan, we hear, will start work on director Navaneeth’s latest, an untitled horror flick that is likely to go on floors in November. Navaneeth has earlier made Karva and Buckaasuura. This film will be backed by Tarun Shivappa, which is his second with Sharan after Victory 2.
According to reports, Navaneeth has written a full-fledged horror script, but given that Sharan is in the lead, there will be his trademark humour as well. In fact, Sharan has always been clear that while he is looking at experimenting with films in different genres, he will always look at mixing it with comedy as that is not only his forte, but something that his audiences expect – to make them laugh. The actor has been quoted as saying that while his films are always high on comedy, the challenge is in doing something new without repeating himself. “The beauty of comedy, though, is that it can be blended with pretty much every other genre, be it drama, romance, action, etc.,” he had said.
Navaneeth, though, is known to make more hard-hitting films, so it would be interesting to see how he balances his sensibilities as a filmmaker, as well as the image of his leading actor and the expectations audiences will have of him. The shoot of the film, it has been reported, will primarily be in the snowy landscapes of Uttarakhand.
While the rest of the cast and crew is yet to be finalized, it has been reported that Anup Kattukaran, who is popular in advertisement circles, will fill in as cinematographer. An official announcement on the title and the rest of the team is expected soon.