Actor Nitin Sathyaa will turn producer with Jai starrer Jarugandi which is currently being shot in and around Chennai. Said to be an action entertainer, Jarugandi will mark the debut of Pichumani who was an erstwhile associate of filmmaker Venkat Prabhu. Speaking about what made him turn to production, Nitin Sathyaa says, “Ever since I started acting, there had been a faintest fascination towards production of films. I would sneak into the production side often in the films I acted to gain some insight. This desire in me gradually grew over the years and after an extent, I felt the right time has occurred to give a try. I am thankful to Badri Kasturi who joined me in this venture. The support that Badri is offering throughout the process is extraordinary.”
Nitin Sathyaa has been friends with the lead actor of Jarugandi Jai for many years and says that its their friendship that brought out the best for the film. “I am not saying this for the sake of our friendship, but Jai has been so much dedicated throughout the shooting. He would arrive 30 minutes earlier to his prescribed time and stay back at spot even after his portions are completed. He was even completely present during the jamming session along with his cousin Bobo Sashi, who is composing music,” adds the actor-turned-producer. Nitin Sathyaa has acted alongside Jai in many films earlier and their friendship goes back a long way.
Jarugandi, besides Jai, also stars Reba Monica in the female lead role who shot to fame with Malayalam film Jacobinte Swarajyam starring Nivin Pauly and directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan. The music of the film is being composed by Bobo Sashi who happens to be the cousin of Jai. The cinematography of the film is being handled by Ajay Raj.