Bangalore: Legendary actor Dr. Rajkumar’s grandson and actor Raghavendra Rajkumar’s son, Vinay Rajkumar will soon make a grand entry into the Kannada film industry with his debut movie Siddhartha-Give me a break. The film will be produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar under their home banner ‘Sri Purnima Enterprises’ and will star Apoorva, a Mumbai-based artist as the female lead. As a child artist, Vinay shared screen space with his grandfather in Odahuttidavaru and Aakasmika and acted in Naavibbaru Namagibbaru and Anuragada Alegalu with his father.
He received training from director Giriraj, dancer Dhanu and action director Appu Venkatesh.
Noted cine personalities, including Shivrajkumar and Puneet Rajkumar, uncles of Vinay, attended the muhurtham of the movie at Kanteerava Studio. The film is being directed by ace filmmaker Prakash. Sharing his views about his career and childhood days, Vinay Rajkumar said he was not under any pressure because of the legacy of Dr. Rajkumar. “My aim is to work hard and prove myself as an actor, ” he said.
Recalling his grandfather’s advice, Vinay said his focus was on maintaining physical agility, “which is quintessential for surviving in celluloid media”. About his film, Siddhartha – Give me a break, he said it was targeted at the younger generation.