Suresh Heblikar returns to Kannada cinema as Gandhian in Sharan's Guru Shishyaru
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Suresh Heblikar returns to Kannada cinema as Gandhian in Sharan's Guru Shishyaru

The veteran actor plays the owner of the school that Sharan arrives at as PT master

OTTplay Team
Oct 02, 2021
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Suresh Heblikar in Guru Shishyaru

Earlier today, the team of actor Sharan’s upcoming film Guru Shishyaru announced that veteran actor and environmentalist, Suresh Heblikar is a part of the film. And not just that, they also released the first look of his character in the film, and, as it turns, out, he plays a Gandhian in it. The team has been reported as saying that the veteran actor, who normally shies away from commercial films, agreed to be a part of Guru Shishyaru solely because of the importance of the character and the fact that it is instrumental in bringing forth a very important social message.

Guru Shishyaru is a period film set in 1995, in which Sharan plays a physical education teacher at a village school, owned by Suresh Heblikar’s character. According to reports, the veteran actor’s character uses Gandhian principles in day-to-day life, as well as to solve issues in the village.

The poster that was released also includes a popular Gandhi quote, “The future of India lies in its villages”, which is one of the underlying themes of the film directed by Jadeesha K Hampi, who made Gentleman with Prajwal Devaraj and Nishvika Naidu earlier. The primary narrative of the sports drama revolves around Sharan and the rift he has with a bunch of students at the school. Nishvika is the female lead, and plays a langa-davani clad village belle in it. The team has been shooting in locations in the outskirts of Bengaluru and Mandya and on sets to get the look and feel of the mid 90s just right. The film also stars Dattanna in a pivotal role.

The film, produced by Sharan’s home banner Laddu Cinema House in association with actor-director Tarun Kishore, is nearly done, with the team now looking at giving it finishing touches. Ajaneesh Lokanath is scoring the music, while Sudhakar Shetty is the cinematographer.

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