By Violet Pereira, Team Mangalorean
Mangalore: Part of the shooting for 'Sakkare', a new Kannada movie produced by Shailaja and the third directorial venture of Mangalore boy-turned-director Abhayasimha, took place in the University College campus at Hampankatta here on May 22.
Speaking to mangalorean.com, producer Shailaja, who hails from Bangalore, said that in essence the film 'Sakkare' is a comedy as well as romantic movie. 'Sakkare' means sugar, and sugar is sweet. She compared life to sugar. "Whatever comes in life is sweet and every dream is sweet. Sugar gives taste to any drink or any eatables, to give special taste to the movie we have chosen the name 'Sakkare'," said Shailaja.
Further she said that the shooting of the movie started from Madikeri on May 14 which went on for 5 days. "After completing the shooting in Madikeri, had some shots in Suratkal and Tuesday morning we came here to University College to shoot the campus scenes," she added.
Shailaja also said, "I started my career as an artist, then as a producer for television. I have an advertising agency and I am very happy about my achievements," she proudly said. About Mangalore and Mangaloreans, she compared the weather with that in Bangalore, "It is very hot, but the people too are very warm. They are nice, fun-loving and very cooperative. I like Mangalore a lot and feel at home here."
The total crew including lead artistes are 110 in number, including local students. The lead artistes in the movie are Ganesh and Deepa Sannidhi hailing from Chikmagalur. Deepa has also acted with Darshan in Sarathi. Deepa is also an alumna of St Aloysius P U College here.
Speaking to mangalorean.com, Abhayasimha said that the duration of the movie would be 2.15 hours and the shooting will be completed by the end of July. The film will be released in September or October all over the state.
This is the third movie directed by Abhaya and he is very happy that his two earlier movies 'Gubbacchigalu' and 'Shikari' were successful. He said, "It is a great feeling to shoot in my own hometown and I can meet my home people. I stay with my family after the shoot," he said. He also said, "The shooting will continue in Malpe and then we will go back to Bangalore and decide the next spot for the shooting," he added.
Mangalorean.com wishes 'Sakkare' sweet success and wishes the entire crew a happy stint of shooting in Mangalore.