Bengaluru: Kichcha Sudeep is known as the versatile face of Kannada film industry who has proved his mettle as a hero as well as a director. Upendra has also proved his mettle as director. Now, Duniya Vijay has followed in their footsteps and has turned director for his latest movie.

Duniya Vijay will make his debut as a director with the action-based movie Salaga. Duniya Vijay is hopeful of turning things around after a series of negative developments in his personal and professional life.

The shooting of his much-awaited movie Kusthi was about to begin, when the actor was caught in an assault row and spent eight days in Parappana Agrahara jail. After his release, the movie Kusthi was postponed and another movie Salaga was announced.

Both Kusthi and Salaga were to be directed by Churikatte director Raghu Shivamogga. But due to reasons unknown both Raghu and Vijay parted ways amicably.

According to latest news, Duniya Vijay has decided to direct the movie Salaga that will also star him in the lead role. It is said that Vijay visited Shivarajkumar and received his blessing.

Reports state that the movie will be launched on June 6. Dhananjay of Dolly fame, Sudhir also known as Cockroach and Charan Raj will play major roles. Screenplay has been written by Masthi Manju and Shivasena has been roped in to be the cinematographer for the movie produced by KP Srikanth.

The movie highlights the battle between the police system and rowdyism, say inside sources.