Auto Raja, that released in the 1980s was one of the best films of the late actor Shankar Nag. The Kannada film industry is now on the lookout for another actor to fit the title role.
Yes, a film titled Auto Raja will go on the floors soon and the public has been asked to choose the leading man through a poll.
Says director Uday Prakash: "It is not possible for anyone to fit into Shankar Nag's shoes, and that's not the intention either because my film has no connection with his film. Our film will centre on the love life of an auto driver and we have retained only the title. This will be a youthful entertainer and so we wanted the youth to choose the hero."
Conditions apply, though. The hero should not be an established actor nor should he be married. "We don't want to cast established heroes as they already have an image. And as we want youthful looking actors, we are insisting on an unmarried one," says Uday.
In the race for the lead role are Yash, Yogish, Diganth, Prajwal and Auditya. The makers have come up with a contest where movie buffs can vote for their favourite contender and win prizes on their website -- email@example.com
It is not a gimmick. It is just gratitude and wants to know how many people know ‘Auto Raja’ Shanker Nag. It is surprising and response has encouraged us says the trio Udayaprakash, Vishwa and Giri of San City.
The trio with the repetition of title ‘Auto Raja’ that starred Shanker Nag in the title role for the right choice of hero sought the public opinion. Till 27th of November the public can participate by announcing the right choice among the current young heroes.
The winner of right announcement would get Rs.3.5 lakh worth residential site at Bylakuppe. There are stars fit in to ‘Auto Raja’ roles like Yash, Aditya, Diganth, Yogish, Ajay Rao, Deepak and a few others. Who should play the title role is the selection process. The film ‘Auto Raja’ the title of 1980 is only repeated but nothing else. It is a fresh subject and fresh outlook.
Director Udaya Prakash sitting pretty with success of ‘Kalla Malla Sulla’ explained the day Shanker Nag met with an accident and died. Udaya Prakash working in a petrol bunk at that time came to the accident spot at 4.45 pm on September 30, 1990 and saw already 20000 people around that place. That explains the popularity of the actor. Udayaprakash consulted the closets of Shanker Nag – Ramesh Bhat, Jagadish Malnad,Sanketh Kashi and a few others on this film that is not having any contents of original film.
The protagonist will be an auto driver. The content is getting ready. The film goes on the floor in January middle says Udaya Prakash.
The intention of us is not to make money from cinema but make a meaningful cinema. From San City we have introduced various schemes that were followed by others. We have sold HCL computers and gift to it was residential site. This is another new scheme says Vishwa.
The founder of Arjun audio in the past Giri is back after five years gap. We have succeeded in nine projects from our company and confident of succeeding in this too says Giri.