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GaneshFocussing on a relationship

Stopping short of going into the details, Shekar says ‘Romeo’ is based on the classic romantic character. “It stresses on how a loving relationship transforms over a period of time. It’s about the good and the bad of marriage,” Shekar says.

Was the title meant to grab attention? “We wouldn’t hesitate in admitting that as we belong to a profession which most definitely maintains the audience attraction and acceptance as its highest priority,” Shekar says. But he points out that the character in the film reflects the characteristics of the classic Romeo. “The protagonist in this script has a personality that reflects the idiosyncracies of the Romeo of yore,’’ he added.

Shekar has finalised the cast for the film. Ganesh will be playing Romeo and Malayalam actress Bhavana, who also acted in ‘Jackie’, will be playing the female lead. He said he scouted for the right people who would suit the characters. On why he chose Bhavana, Shekar says, “The female character in the film is educated, principled, disciplined and highly temperamental. After watching Bhavana and her performances over the years in other scripts, I felt she would reflect the persona in the script,” he says.

About Ganesh, Shekar explained that he had Ganesh in mind even when he was writing the script for the film. “With the roles he has played so far, he has intricately carved a niche for himself among other actors,” he points out. Shekar feels Ganesh will slip into the role of the romantic protagonist who is full of guts and glory and has charm and smartness that make him stand out.

After an action-packed Nayaka, Shekar observes that it was only natural that he wanted to try out a different genre. “Being a director, I always wanted to venture out into different genres and not restrict myself. This time, I preferred to choose a contemporary theme,” says Shekar. The rest of the cast comprises Rangayana Raghu and Sadhu Kokila.

The music is by Arjun Janya who has also done Kempegowda, Birugaali and the cinematography is by Vaidy. The producer is Ramesh Kumar P. The sho­oting will begin on August 1.

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