Ajai Rao has started shooting for his next titled as Dhairyam, which will be a full-fledged action entertainer. The actor, who is known for love stories and light-hearted entertainers is acting in an action entertainer for the first time. The film is directed by Shiva Tejas, who made his debut with Male, starring Lovely Star Prem and Amulya. Shiva Tejas had worked as an associate with R Chandru and he produced Male. He also graced the muhurtha of Dhairyam.
Dr. K Raju is bankrolling this film under his banner Raj Productions. Dr. Niveditha Raj is the presenter. M P Doreswamy is the executive producer for this flick. This is the maiden venture for producers. The fans had commented about the title on social media that, 'Dhairyam' is not a Kannada word, to which hero Ajai Rao responded as "The Title is a Sanskrit word, said by 'Lord Krishna' in 'Bhagwad Gita'.. (DHAIRYAM!!..Sarvtra Saadhnam!! ) (ಧೈರ್ಯಂ!!..ಸರ್ವತ್ರ ಸಾಧನಂ!!)" The heroine for the film is not yet finalized. Srinivas Prabhu, Honavalli Krishna, Sadhu Kokila, Sangeetha are playing important roles. Shoot is already going on in brisk pace in different locations of Bangalore. Shekar Chandru is the director of photography. Emil is the music director. KM Prakash is taking care of the editing. Dr. K Ravivarma will choreograph the action sequences for this pakka action flick. Meanwhile, Ajai Rao is looking forward for the release of multi-starrer John Jaani Janardhan, which features Loose Mada Yogi and Darling Krishna along with him. The movie will hit the screens by end of September and music will be out by end of this month.