The good friends from the days of 'Om' in 1995 - Upendra and Shivarajakumar both at the helm of Kannada cinema worked together as actors in 'Preethse' - a bumper crop for producer Rockline Venkatesh. Quite often they meet and good friends in the industry are well known fact.
The other day Upendra came for the audio release of 'Shiva' in Chitradurga to wish his good friend Shivarajakumar. After the audio release the news comes that Upendra has lent his voice for a song in 'Shiva' for the role of Shivarajakumar.
The song line starting Kollegaladalli nine Mata Matra Madi vasha madi kolluve...a duet song is recorded for the album already released from the voice of state award winning singer and music director Pitchalli Srinivas and Malgudi Shiva.
This song now going in for Upendra voice is a sort of disgrace from the singer. Secondly the fans and music lovers are forced to buy 'Shiva' audio once again for one song sung by super star Upendra is too much of asking. This is not a right thought from producer KP Shrikanth of 'Shiva'.
According to the latest reports Pitchalli Srinivas and Malgudi Shuba voice will be retained in the film. The audio of 'Shiva' will be re-launched on the birthday of century star Shivarajakumar on July 12. In that new audio of 'Shiva' the song of Upendra - Kollegaladalli Ninge...is additional bonus for the buyers.