Earlier this year, Kannada star Sudeep directed senior actor V Ravichandaran in his film, Maanikya. The film was in the making for over a year and went on to become a box office hit, one of the reasons for which was the interesting onscreen pairing of these two stars.
Ravichandaran also played onscreen father to a reigning star for the first time in this one, only because Sudeep requested him to — a decision that invited mixed reactions from fans of both the actors.
Now, months later, it is now Sudeep’s turn to return the gesture as it were. After a schedule in Chennai, the actor is currently in Bengaluru, shooting for his special appearance in Ravichandaran’s next directorial — Apoorva. This film, that the veteran actor-director had begun work on over a year and a half ago, is now back on track. According to the initial story plot, Apoorva was to be about only two characters, who get stuck in a lift. While Ravichandaran plays the lead, Sudeep pitches in for a special appearance.