For his Bollywood debut, Hari Santhosh, who specializes in riveting and heart-rending love stories in Kannada, will tackle something in his favourite genre. With a long-awaited dream of stepping into Bollywood, Hari Santhosh attributes the success of filmmakers like SS Rajamouli and Prashanth Neel to creating crevices for others from the South with the same dream. Hari hopes to do the same for others and the young talented generation with potential.
The film, tentatively titled ‘Puppy Love’, will feature a stellar lead cast which includes, Tanuj Virwani, best known for his role in Inside Edge as Vayu Raghavan. Tridha Choudhury has done Bengali and Telugu films and is also known for her role in Bandish Bandits. And last but certainly not the least, Sapna Pabbi, who has done shows like 24 beside Anil Kapoor and Inside Edge along with films such as Khamoshiyan.
In the words of director Hari Santhosh, “I am very thankful to my past self to never give up, and the south filmmakers who took upon themselves to reach this stature. I am sure that after I’m done shooting it, this film will be very close to my heart since Bollywood is a long dream of mine. The actors are very talented and oozing with passion and talent. With blockbusters like RRR and KGF gaining popularity in the North Indian market, the potential of us South Indian filmmakers has changed, and today spectators are more forthcoming to our reverie. I am hopeful that the audience will love what my imagination and sight will bring forth.”
Actor Tanuj Virwani says, “I am very happy to be one of the leads in this intensely romantic tale and equally excited for the shoot to begin. I am sure we will have tons of fun. The cast is amazing. I am honoured to get to work with Hari Santhosh sir, and I am sure for his Bollywood debut in direction, his vision will bring a new element of excitement and surprise to the film.”
Actress Tridha Choudhury shares, “I am so very excited for what’s to come while shooting this film. I am very confident with Hari Santhosh sirs’ directing and the story by Niket Pandey. Filming begins for it in London soon, and I am delighted to play a character that will brighten the grey days there with her wit and smile. The film will combine all of what drives us to love and be compassionate. With such exquisite talent, the film will be a great one.”
In the words of actress Sapna Pabbi, “In one lifetime you will love many times, but one love will burn your soul forever. This tale of soulmates is sure to leave a mark on your hearts just like it did on mine. Just being a soulmate doesn’t require you to be lovers. I am thrilled to take part in a film that will represent a bold yet well-crafted modern interpretation of a love story which is always characterised by compassion and humanity with unprejudiced.
This love story with Niket Pandey’s penmanship and scenes from the exotic locations in the UK, the film will be hitting its set in mid-July. This beautiful love story narration will be directed by Bollywood debutant Hari Santhosh. This film is produced by Suresh and Avinash Daniel Charles for Padmavathii Pictures, in association with Vipul Sharma of UK-based Blue Bling Productions. Giving us the cinematography, Rajaram Rajendran is the DOP. The movie will be released under the banner of Bhuvan Movies and Padmavathii Pictures.