Shooting for Santa Kabeera starring Shivarajkumar in the lead role will start this week. Shivanna joins the shooting right after the birthday celebrations of Dr Rajkumar on Friday. The present shooting schedule is in Mysuru. The film is based on the Hindi play Bazaar Mein Khada Kabir.
The film is directed by Kabaddi fame Narendra Babu who has changed his name to Indra Babu from this film. This will be the second historical role for Shivanna after Gandugali Kumararama. In Kumararama he played a warrior. In this new film he plays a saint.
Coincidentally he had played a warrior-saint in the mythological film Shiva Mechchida Kanappa in the early days of his career. Rajkumar had also played the role of Kabir in a film in the 1960s.