Hero Arjun is making his debut as director and producer
in Telugu with a film titled Sivakasi. This film stars
Arjun and Jagapati Babu in the male leads. Shooting
of the film is completed. Producer Arjun arranged
a press meet to share the news -
film release on Sankranthi 2006 - Arjun
Producer Arjun said, "Sivakasi is a contemporary
commercial flick. I directed a few films in Tamil,
but this is my first directorial venture in Telugu.
Shooting of the film is completed and dubbing of the
film is currently going on. Audio of the film would
be released in 10 days and we are planning to release
Sivakasi for Sankranthi 2006. There would be 5 songs
in the film. We shot 3 songs in London and 2 songs
in Hyderabad. The fights in this film are going to
be natural and believable. Popular Bollywood fight
master Amin Ghani composed fights of climax in Mumbai.
Sunil's comedy in this film is hilarious and gels
well with the flow of narration. We are going to do
digital grading to this film for sophisticated look.
The story of the film has the backdrop of gangsters
Jagapati Babu said, "It is difficult to
do multistarrers these days. But with a friend like
Arjun it is so easy. I am so confident of the success
of Sivakasi that I have not accepted any movies now.
I want to wait till the result is out and then accept
next venture. Lakshmi Ganapathi films are good at
promoting any film rigorously. I request my fans not
to bother about footage of my character in this film.
I am doing a very serious role akin to that of Gayam.
There is Ramu's style of making in Sivakasi. I have
only one song in this film."
actor Sunil said, "I did the role of Telugu
cabbie in Mumbai and a friend of Arjun. This character
is being done by Vivek in Tamil version. I like Arjun's
measured performance. There is another specialty in
this film. I did a role of junior artist in Tamil
version and Vivek did the same in Telugu version."
Subramanyam, "I would like to thank Arjun
for giving me the opportunity to distribute Sivakasi.
This is the result of 9 months of hard work."
Another hero Santosh Pavan said, "I did
the childhood character of Arjun in Hanuman Junction
film. Now I am playing brother of Jagapati Babu in
this film. I feel really lucky to be working with
such big heroes."