Veteran director D Rajendra Babu’s death had shocked the Kannada film industry and more shocked was the team of Shivarajkumar and Ramya starrer Aryan, as Rajendra Babu was directing the movie. The movie got stalled because of the sudden demise and the rumours of the movie getting shelved had spread around like wildfire. Producer Kamar and Nargis Babu had rubbished such rumours and had informed everyone that they would search for a new director and continue the movie.
Seems like, the producers had their luck right because of the fact that they have found their director already and that too the right talent. Actor turned director Chi Gurudutt who has directed super hit films like Samara, Datta and Kamannana Makkalu has been selected to direct Aryan. The responsibility of completing the dream project of the veteran director Rajendra Babu has now been placed on the shoulders of Gurudutt and we hear that he is more than happy to be directing this movie. “Rajendra Babu himself had already prepared the story and screenplay, and has completed the first schedule of the movie. I am just giving the final touches and with the team effort and with the support of Shivaraj Kumar I’m sure to give the best,” said the new director of Aryan.
Producers admitted that the suggestion of selecting Gurudutt was given by Shivarajkumar and that they have made this choice after a lot of thinking. We also hear that Gurudutt wanted to make a film with Shivarajkumar since a long time and now we see his dreams coming true.