Shashank, the producer of Thayige Thakka Maga, faced a lot of problems even as the film was struggling to take off. Following this, he has decided don the directorâ€™s robes as well after two directors Raghu Kovi and Ved Guru opted out citing various reasons.
Finally, the producer himself has decided to take up the project after his own directorial which was to star Puneeth Rajkumar was postponed in the last minute. Thayige Thakka Maga stars Krishna Ajai Rao, Ashika Ranganath and Sumalatha in the lead roles.
Speaking about taking over his own production venture, Shashank has been quoted by the Indian Express as saying, â€śI was getting ready to start off with a project for Puneeth Rajkumar, which has now been pushed a little further. The Puneeth starrer movie will take off only after the actor completes his film with Rockline Productions, a film by Pavan Wadeyar. So I decided to take up the responsibility. It was easier to jump right into making the movie, as the film is being made under my own production house.â€ť
The director added that the lead actors in the film were pleased that he would now direct it and his friends were happy that his first production venture would be helmed by him. He added that he is happy that the film will purely by his baby now.
Shashank and Ajai Rao have collaborated for two movies - Krishnan Love Story and Krishna Leela â€“ earlier and both the films were big hits. Interestingly, both these movies had hit a century at the box-office and the duo hope that the magic continues with Thayige Thakka Maga. Judah Sandy will be composing the tunes for this flick with Shekhar Chandru cranking the camera.
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