The film, directed by A Harsha, is the first home production for the Century Star
Last Updated: 06.40 AM, Jun 16, 2022
Choreographer-filmmaker A Harsha’s fourth collaboration with Century Star Shiva Rajkumar, Veda, was announced way back in March last year. The film is a milestone 125thfor the Hattrick hero and marks his foray into film production. While Shivanna, as the actor is popularly known, is already dabbling with TV and web content with his firm Shri Mutthu Cine Services that is led by his daughter, Niveditha, film production begins with Vedha, under their banner Geetha Productions.
The announcement of this collaboration was accompanied with a first-look poster of Shivanna, all fierce and sporting salt-and-pepper hair and beard. The poster also mentions it to be a tale of “The Brutal 1960s’. Vedha was meant to be launched immediately after the release of Bhajarangi2, but unfortunately for the team, on the release date of their film, Shivanna lost his brother and Kannada cinema’s Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar.
The film eventually went on floors on December 6 and is currently still in production. Shiva Rajkumar is paired with Ganavi Laxman in the period film, which has a village-themed story. Also on the cast are Swetha Changappa, Umashree, among others. Harsha, for who Vedha is his fourth directorial with Shivanna, after Bhajarangi, Vajrakaya and Bhajarangi 2, has got Arjun Janya on board for the film’s music, Swamy J for cinematography and Yogi G Raj for costumes.
Shivanna is currently gearing up for the release of his 123rd film, Bairagee, which hits theatres on July 1. At a recent press briefing for the Vijay Milton directorial, the actor had said that he’s been busy with the shoot of his home production and could manage some time for promotions as there was set work going on for Veda. During the press meet, Bairagee producer Krishna Sarthak had said that the film is an early birthday present for Shivanna, who turns 60 this year.
But now we hear, that there will be more happy tidings on the Century Star’s big day. According to the latest buzz, Harsha will present a first look/teaser of Veda on July 12, as a treat to his leading man and his fans. An update from Shiva Rajkumar’s 124thfilm Nee Sigoovaregu is also expected, along with new collaboration announcements.