Rakshit Shetty is the actor to watch out for in Kannada film industry at the present moment. With Kirik Party, Rakshit hit the bull’s eye and became the most sought after in Sandalwood. His first film as a director, Ulidavaru Kandanthe, was a momentous hit and Rakshit was felicitated with Karnataka State Award as the Best Debutant Director for the film. Besides being an actor and a director, Rakshit Shetty is a producer for most of his films as well.
After Ulidavaru Kandanthe, Rakshit became a noted filmmaker in Kannada cinema and many actors wanted to work with him. Speaking to a news channel in an exclusive interview, Rakshit opened up on many things. Rakshit also mentioned that he would soon be working with Kiccha Sudeep. “After Ulidavaru Kandanthe, he reached out to me saying that he would be interested if I had any scripts for him. That was a big moment for me. I do have a story in mind and I will work on it once I finish my current films,” said an excited Rakshit.
Ulidavaru Kandanthe is now being remade in Tamil with Nivin Pauly in the lead role. Speaking about it Rakshit said, “Once the film released, there were many people including actors who reached out to me about remaking it. I am glad Nivin Pauly is doing this film – I think he will do justice to it. I think they wanted a good film to launch him in Tamil and I’m glad they chose this.”
Kirik Party, one of the biggest commercial hits in Kannada cinema, was produced by Rakshit himself. “When we decided to do Kirik Party, we said that we would it do it our way and make a film exactly the way we wanted to. We didn’t want to go to an outside producer because of the negative experiences we had had. So, we produced it ourselves,” said the actor.
Speaking of his future films Rakshit said, “I am writing and acting in a film that will go on the floors in July (Avane Srimannarayana) and then I am writing and directing a film for myself in 2018. It will be Sudeep’s film post that.“
Well, with such varied array of films Rakshit Shetty is surely headed in the right direction.