Doggie as hero

Doggie as hero

Rakshit Shetty

The picture of actor Rakshit Shetty and Charlie (his canine co-star) for his next project ‘777 Charlie’ is doing the rounds on social media. The film delves into pet licensing, a subject specially relevant to our times.

Rakshit says he hasn’t worked such a subject before and that he can’t wait to explore his role. 

“The film deals with the relationship between a man and his dog. The man, who otherwise led a secluded life, is forced to come out of his comfort zone when he finds a dog. He is then forced to spend a lot of time with the dog. How they become emotionally and almost inseparable is the crux of the story,” says Rakshit.

The actor confesses that he isn’t too much of a dog lover, but things changed after he started shooting for the film.

“After I took up this film, I started watching dog videos. Working on ‘777 Charlie’ has had an effect on me,” adds Rakshit.

He says that he now feels emotionally connected with his role in the film. “I shared a similar connect for my character in ‘Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu too,’” he adds.

Rakshit has been training the dogs for a while now. “We have three dogs in the film. One of them is the face of the film and the other two step in whenever necessary. Dogs have a limited attention span, so getting them to obey commands is challenging,” he says.

 About the relevance of pet licensing, Rakshit says “Abandonment of pet dogs is a crucial issue. Since a license helps in tracing their owners without difficulty, this is a necessary precaution.”