Kannada super star Upendra’s big birthday bash on September 18 did provide some interesting insights about the actor himself. While Upendra was always taken as a passionate actor and director, he was not seen as some one who is interested to do something to strengthen the existing infrastructure for films. But this silent executioner presented a different face of a determined person who has set his eyes on bigger things. He had never said anything about his plans earlier, but he is already on his way to construct a big studio in a 28 acre plot near Ramohalli village where the Big Banyan tree is situated.
What is so fascinating about the work of this dream merchant is that he wants to do it alone without seeking the support of any governmental agency for building up an infrastructure. The completion of the studio work and its operation could well become a unique and distinguishable milestone in his career. To make the studio a financially viable project, Upendra has now launched his own 10 acre ‘Ruppi’s resorts and hotel’ which also forms the part of a 28 acre big plot.
Upendra presented his perspective and dreams about the studio to the media who were invited to attend the launch of “Ruppi’s’ in his farm land. Then of course there was the birthday bash for which many industry bigwigs were invited.
Upendra said that his decision to create an infrastructure in the form of fully equipped studios for the film industry has the support of all his female members including his wife Priyanka. His brother Sudheendra, who had earlier produced “Gokarna’ will be overseeing the work for the studios, he added. He also showed prototypes of the floors (exteriors and interiors) and a big temple set to the media and said that efforts are being to make it ready for shoot by next year. He said that producers can erect new sets if at all it suits them.
“My Primary aim was to make a studio, but I was told by my well meaning friends that the economics will not work out if I use the entire space for construction of the studio. That is why I decided to have a resort and hotel of my known along side this 18 acre studio plot. Luckily, there was an operative resort in the ten acre plot in the neighbor hood of my land. I purchased it and then strengthened the existing infrastructure of the resort which has now been made as a full fledged hotel cum resort. This resort can be used by customers belonging to various economic structures who want to avoid the huzzle buzzle of city life’ said Upendra.
Karnataka Chief Minister inaugurated the resort and studio while the actor’s best friend actor and Member of Parliament Ambareesh was there to wish him. Many leading film personalities had attended the function.
Upendra’s birth day bash started in his residence when he met scores of his fans and people from the film industry to receive their greetings.