Actors-directors Rakshit Shetty and Rishab Shetty will be uniting to impart filmmaking knowledge to viewers through a set of masterclasses on Instagram. The duo is reportedly teaming up with The Big Little, a Bangalore based marketing agency founded by Kavya Shankaregowda and co-founded by Bharath Sudhama, for the project.
The Big Little was the marketing partner for Rakshit’s last outing Avane Srimannarayana that hit the screens in December 2019. They have also been the marketing partners for several Kannada films such as Pailwaan, Kavaludaari, Bell Bottom and Kiss.
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Owing to the lockdown, several media firms, agencies, celebrities, and individuals have been going live on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with fans and audiences. The Big Little aims at providing infotainment to people during the lockdown with a series called ‘The Big Little Innovation’. They will be tying up with various celebrities and plan on holding interactive sessions on Instagram.
According to a report in The Hindu, Rakshit will be discussing movies and behind-the-scenes activities with actor-director Rishab Shetty, The Seven Odds (writing team), and Ajaneesh Loknath (composer). “People can post questions to Rakshit on his Instagram account. He will pick five questions, that will be answered in the masterclass,” said Bharath to the publication. While the session is yet to be scheduled by the agency, Rakshit spoke to Metroplus about how the idea behind the class was to impart knowledge and also about his perception of filmmaking.
The actor who is currently working on his directorial Punyakoti said in a recent interview to Silverscreen India, “If a director is a writer, nothing like it. But, even if he is not, it’s nice if he can get involved in the process at some level. In fact, when we wrote Avane…, director Sachin Ravi was with us throughout, and thoroughly involved. He had a complete grip on what the film was about.”
“When we write in a group, there has to be one person who guides the team, who knows exactly what is being written. That said, there are people who can take a bound script, read it, and direct. I prefer a more collaborative process because I feel the perception of the writer and director has to sync. Even with 777 Charlie (written and directed by Kiranraj K, and starring Rakshit), I did give my inputs. That said, I definitely think good writing is the basis of any cinema. Without good writing, you cannot make a good film. Some films, say Punyakoti that I will be doing, I’d like to write on my own. I think it depends on the philosophy behind a film and the journey it will take,” he added.
Watch the trailer of Avane Srimannarayana here.