A few weeks ago there were reports that Abhishek Ambareesh’s next film will be directed by Mahesh Rao and that the prep work for the film has begun. But sources in the know say that this venture has been put on hold for some reason. Reports say Abhishek’s mother, veteran actor Sumalatha Ambareesh and a Member of Parliament, has okayed a script by director Prashanth Raj. This film will go on the floors soon. Sources in the know say that Prashanth is planning the film as a stylish entertainer and that Abhishek will be appearing in a new avatar.
Prashanth Raj’s last film release was the Ganesh starrer Orange, which hit the marquee in December last year. A romantic comedy, it was produced by Naveen GS under his banner Nimma Cinema. Orange had Ganesh and Priya Anand playing the lead roles. The supporting cast included Dev Gill, Sadhu Kokila, Ravishankar Gowda, Rangayana Raghu and Avinash, among others. The music was scored by S Thaman and cinematography was by Santhosh Rai Pathaje.
On the other hand, Abhishek’s last film release was his debut Amar, which was directed by Nagashekar and bankrolled under the banner Sandesh Productions. The film’s technical crew comprised Arjun Janya for composing music, Satya Hegde to crank the camera and Sania Sardhariya to design the costumes. Tanya Hope paired up with Abhishek to play the female lead in the film. The film had Darshan in a cameo and he was also featured in a song. A major portion of this film was shot in Switzerland.
It may be noted here that Abhishek underwent training in martial arts, dance and acting before he ventured to don the greasepaint. Though Amar received a lukewarm response from the audiences, Abhishek’s performance in his debut film was lauded.
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