Actor Shirish Saravanan’s excitement, as he talks about his upcoming film Raja Ranguski, is palpable. “After Metro (2016), I have become choosier and want to experiment and try new characters,” he says. Directed by Dharanidharan of Burma (2014) fame, Raja Ranguski, based on a true story, is a murder mystery set in Chennai.
The title is drawn from the names of the leading characters played by Shirish and Pooja Devariya. “Pooja plays the role of a writer, Ranguski. This was the pseudonym of the late Tamil novelist, Sujatha Rangarajan.”
Gautham Menon recently launched the film’s title and tweeted his appreciation of the film’s genre. “We were very excited about it. We are also thrilled about Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music for the film.” Work on the film is going on, with the team set to shoot for 10 days in Sriperumbudur. The first look is expected to be launched in February.
Shirish is clear that his roles not be run-of-the-mill. His role in Raja Ranguski is quite unusual. I’m enjoying it. I’m in talks with a top director and a promising heroine about my next project.” It appears that things are finally happening for Shirish, who admits to being frustrated while waiting for good roles. The actor, who’s trained in theatre, dance and silambam, decided that he would pick only those roles “that would satisfy the actor in me”.
Raja Ranguski also stars Jayakumar of Thegidi (2014) fame, Anupama Kumar and ‘Maari’ Vinoth. —SS
Source: The New Indian Express