'Kirik Party' changed everything for me'

'Kirik Party' changed everything for me'

The audience saw him on the silver screen a while back as the fun-loving college student Ravi in ‘Kirik Party’. This actor, who was a fresh face when he shared screenspace with actor Rakshit Shetty, is all excited about his latest project ‘Curious Cases Of Yedebadita’. Ashwin will be acting in the project and is also directing it.

The story has been on Ashwin’s mind since four years. “About 50 percent of the story is based on my own experiences and the rest of it is fictional,” he says. ‘Curious Cases Of Yedebadita’ will see four actors Ashwin, Shankar Murthy, Anirudh Vedanthi and Sree Harsha Maiya playing significant roles. The movie will be produced under the banner of Dheemahi Creations and co-produced by Ganesh Prasad and Kalyani Ramesh.

So, what can the audience look forward to in this film? “It will be a perfect rom-com. It will keep the audience curious till the end. The movie will be a mass entertainer with six songs of which two have already been shot,” he details. The music for the film will be done by Udit Haritas and Ashwin hopes that the film will attract a mass audience because of its varied elements.

The film got on the floors recently. “I was never taken too seriously by any producer earlier. They would all like my concept but didn’t find any previous work experience to refer to, which made them apprehensive,” he says.

Ashwin thanks his stars for ‘Kirik Party’. “Thankfully, ‘Kirik Party’ changed everything for me. Soon after the film was released, artistes in the film industry identified me and gave me feedback. When they came to know that I was planning to direct a movie, they listened to my story too,” he says.

The first schedule of the film has been shot in Sringeri and the second schedule will be shot in the city.
Ask him what the challenges were during the shoot and he says, “The fact that I am also the director of the movie has changed the dynamics. I have to take care of every part of the shoot and be an intrinsic part of every scene,” he answers.

“Moreover, the actor-director chemistry should be good. Now I have to visualise every scene I am in as a director and as an actor, which isn’t always easy. I try my best to be patient with everyone. When we started shooting, many things weren’t in place but slowly, I got a grip on everything,” he shares.

When Ashwin feels stressed on the set, he takes a break. “I become silent for a bit and then I listen to music. It calms me down. When I am on a longer break, I watch movies which help me understand different camera angles that can be worked with,” he sums up.

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