Tamil superstar Arya is making his debut in Kannada with Anup Bhandari’s Rajaratham
and what prompted him to instantly agree over a 5min telephonic narrative is that he
became a fan of Rangitaranga when he watched it in a theatre when it released in
Chennai. He immediately got in touch with Sudhakar Bhandary who is the father of
Anup & congratulated him. When Anup started working on Rajaratham’s script, he
approached Arya who was participating in a Cycle Rally happening at London then. Few
might already know that Arya is a cycling fanatic so he had to complete 1400kms in
mere 4.5 days with limited rest. So whenever he used to take 10-15mins break is when
Arya got a brief about his role in Rajaratham. Without any second thoughts Arya said
“Ok brother, I’m interested in this” and shared his dates with the team.
Many don’t know that Arya hails from Kanjangad / Trikaripur (according to wiki) town,
Kasaragod district which is close to Mangalore & was part of yesteryears Karnataka.
Later he moved to Chennai & rest is history with all the blockbusters that he was part of
– Bala’s Naan Kaduvul, AL Vijay’s Madrasapattinam, Atlee’s Raja Rani and many more.
He’s currently busy with Sangamithra a big budget film directed by C Sundar.
Rajaratham is a rom-com musical starring Nirup Bhandari, Avantika Shetty, P
Ravishankar directed & written by Rangitaranga director Anup Bhandari, produced by
Jollyhits team Anju Vallabhaneni, Vishu Dakappagari, Sathish Sastry & Ajay Reddy
Award List for Rangitaranga
• Winner of 8 IIFA awards including best film.
Anup Bhandari won 3 awards out of it – Best
Director, Best Music Director and Best
• Winner of 4 FilmFare awards including best
film and best director
• Nominated in 7 out of 9 categories in SIIMA
awards including Nirup Bhandari as best
debutant actor. Won 4 Awards ,of which
Anup Bhandari won 2 Awards, Best
Debutant Director & Best Lyrics.
• One of the 305 films short listed for Oscar
• Anup Bhandari won the Karnataka State
award for best direction in a debut feature