Inspired by real-life tales

Inspired by real-life tales

Inspired by real-life tales

The team of Auto Raja has started promotional activities across the State just before it hits the screens on June 21.

The film, directed by Uday Prakash, features actors Ganesh, Bhama and Deepika Kamaiah in the lead roles and has got U/A certificate from the Regional Censor Board.

A visibly excited director Uday says that his dream has come true with this film.
And he has many memories attached with this
movie. Once, while the team was shooting for a song in Badami district, lead actor Ganesh suddenly felt feverish.

 “I was worried as I thought we were going to lose a day or two, which means losing money,” says Uday. But on the day of the shoot, Ganesh showed his dedication by turning up for work and giving the shot a try.

“This worked out great as the song required Ganesh to be in pain and although he was a bit apprehensive about looking dull on camera, the minute he saw the shot on tape, he too knew that the fever had in fact worked to our advantage. And the song has come out beautifully,” says Uday, who is also the producer for the film.

The movie is about the life of an auto driver, Uday says. Even while researching for the film, he came across many real-life tales among auto drivers that struck a chord in his heart.

Which is why within a week of its release, the team plans to hold a special screening for auto drivers and their wives.

“There’s no denying that the real inspiration behind the film was the late actor Shankar Nag but when I came across many of these drivers, I felt that they too have a life, responsibilities and families to look after,” he adds.

As a part of the promotional activities, Ganesh has travelled for five days to different districts of the State like Bellary, Chitradurga, Davangere, Shimoga, Hubli, apart from Bangalore.

 “There has been a lot of expectations and we hope to live up to it. People can expect Ganesh in a different avatar. He has moved away from his usual on-screen image.

At the same time, you feel the presence of late actor Shankar Nag in the film,” he adds.
The trailer and songs of the movie have received good reviews from the

 “The songs composed by Arjun Janya have become very popular as we have used only colloquial language which is easy to remember and is catchy as well,” he says. Looks like there’s a lot one can expect from Auto Raja.