"I grew up watching Dr Rajkumar's films. I was not lucky to direct the legend, but I thank god to have got opportunity to work with his son Shivaraj Kumar in quite a few films and now I want to release the Hatrick Hero's 101st film Shiva in a grand manner," said Om Prakash Rao on his forthcoming movie with Shivanna.
The director, speaking to a television channel, opened up on his much-hyped movie Shiva starring Shivaraj Kumar. When asked about the experience, he claimed, "We cannot direct him with a single heart but we need at least 'seven hearts' to work with him. Shivanna has a huge fan following and when you are making a film with him in the lead role, we should come out with something extraordinary."
Om Prakash praised the punctuality and the work ethics of Shivaraj Kumar. In fact, the director has said that the actor is a role model for many in the industry for his humble and down-to-earth nature. When asked about Ragini Dwivedi's character, the director replied that she has a glamorous role in the flick.
According to Om Prakash Rao, Shiva is a commercial entertainer and the movie is technically very rich and he assures that the movie will be a paisa-vasool affair. "Shiva has a thin storyline but has necessary ingredients to make the audience to enjoy till the end. I promise you that the movie will not have a single dull moment and Shivanna's lavish avatars are a treat for his fans."
The filmmaker further claims that the audience will get to see a huge stature of Lord Shiva in the climax and they are going to display outside the Santhosh theatre on August 18. The film is all set to hit the screens on August 24.