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Vasishta, Sruthi Hariharan and Balu Nagendra join the cast of Dhananjaya’s Jayaraj biopic, Head Bush

The film, on the life of Bengaluru don MP Jayaraj, has Dhananjaya in the lead 

Prathibha Joy
Sep 06, 2021
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Dhananjaya, Sruthi and Balu Nagendra in Head Bush

The biopic of the late underworld don MP Jayaraj, Head Bush, which has Dhananjaya take on the former’s role, is adding interesting names to its cast. The film is based on a book by former underworld operative Agni Shridar, called ‘My Days In The Underworld’, and is being directed by debutant Shoonya.

Head Bush is being made as a two-part pan-Indian feature to capture the Jayaraj’s story between the 60s and 80s, especially his reign during the 70s effectively. While it has been reported that the film will feature real names from the underworld on the cast, the list of actors on board is growing rapidly.

Shortly after the team announced the addition of Vasishta N Simha, in what will be his second collaboration with Dhananjaya since Tagaru, it was also reported that Huliraya and Kapata Nataka Paathradhaari fame Balu Nagendra and Sruthi Hariharan have been onboarded as well. They will join Loose Mada Yogi, Sandy and Payal Rajput on the cast. For Sruthi, whose last release was Aadya, Head Bush will be a return to the big screen. The actress had welcomed daughter Janaki in the interim. Although there were rumours of Vijay Sethupathi also being roped in for a pivotal role, this development has not been confirmed yet.

Shooting for Head Bush is currently underway with the team recreating the ambience of the period the film is set in areas like Kolar and Mysuru. The film’s story, screenplay and dialogues have been written by Agni Sreedhar, Sunoj is the cinematographer, while Charan Raj fills in as composer. The film is being bankrolled by actor Dhananjaya for his Daali Pictures, in association with Somanna Talkies.

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