KANNADA INTERVIEWS

  • My dream come true with 'KVSR': Jayaprada September 17, 2012

    Actress turned politician, Jayaprada is excited to be portraying Kittur Rani Chennamma in Darshanstarrer 'Kranthi Veera Sangolli Rayanna' (KVSR). "It's been 28 years for me in the industry and every moment has been quite eventful. It has been a great experience working in the Kannada film industry since my first film,...
  • Aamir inspired me to take up 'Prithvi': Puneeth September 14, 2012

    Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar, youngest son of late actor Rajkumar, is a huge fan of Aamir Khan and says the Bollywood star inspired him to accept the lead role in 'Prithvi'. "To me, it was challenging to play the role of an IAS officer. I am a huge fan of him....
  • 'Kaddipudi's' song is not an item number: Aindrita September 14, 2012

    If rumours are to be believed, it was time for Ramya (Padmavathi) Ragini Dwivedi ('Thuppa beka Thuppa') and Pooja Gandhi ('Champakali') to be alert as the mill had it that a new entrant is all set to heat up the screens with an item number in Sandalwood. The buzz was...
  • 'Barfi' is not related to the Hindi movie: Diganth September 9, 2012

    Diganth is closely following Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor's footsteps. Two of his films will have traits of Ranbir's films, either in the title or his looks. First is 'Barfi', a sweet romantic comedy, which according to Diganth is nowhere related to the Bollywood movie. "I have always been known as a chocolate...
  • 'Loosegalu' is bold attempt for me: Actor Sri Murali September 3, 2012

    Actor Sri Murali, who gave us hits like 'Chandra Chakori', 'Kanti' and 'Chanda Banda' seems to be tired of the same old routine act and is now wanting to do an outofthebox role. So, the actor will be seen as a drug addict in his next film, 'Loosegalu'. "I needed to...
  • I have never felt jealous of other heroines: Rishika August 30, 2012

    The latest to enter the small screen with a chat show is actress Rishika Singh. 'Ragale with Rishika' will go on floors in September. The actress who is excited about the show tells us that she wanted to do something hatke, other than acting. "I never wanted to be monotonous with...
  • I am not a part of 'Agraja' and 'Auto Raja': Parul August 30, 2012

    Parul Yadav might have had plenty of offers coming her way but the actress do not want to become greedy. It was 'Govindaya Namaha', which introduced Mumbai girl, Parul Yadav to Sandalwood. After seeing her debut performance, Director Shashank chose her to play one of the heroines in 'Bachchan'. The...
  • Audiences are good teachers: Kashinath August 19, 2012

    On the road to success '12 AM Madhyarathri', made under the supervision of veteran Kashinath, has trained the producer Prathima and her husband Vijayakumar for making their first film. It is good sign for the Kannada cinema, as Kashinath has earlier submitted a project on the traffic signal lights...
  • Akansha Mansurkar doesn't believe in shortcuts August 18, 2012

    Akanksha Mansurkar's debut movie 'Olave Mandara' had fetched her enough laurel to get her 'Dashamukha' and later 'Devi'. Now, she will portray a prominent role in Sumana Kittur's upcoming flick, 'Edegarike'. "I was overwhelmed and excited when I got to know that the director is a lady. Having done so...
  • I demand what I deserve: Kriti Kharbanda August 17, 2012

    Having won many hearts with her first film, 'Chiru', the ebullient, beautiful and promising actress, Kriti Kharbanda is now raising the bar with a line up of films substantiating her acting credentials. She aims to create an image of her own in the industry by doing better movies. "I have 3...
  • Kamana Jethmalani plays the villain in 'Agraja' August 17, 2012

    It has been 5 years since Kamna Jethmalani made her Sandalwood debut with Ugadi. She is now part of the second Kannada film, 'Agraja'. When we ask her what took her so long, Kamna says, "Firstly, I was tied up with Telugu films and also I was not happy with...
  • 'Naavika' is a hero oriented film: Shravanth August 15, 2012

    Talented actor Shravanth moves to Tamil cinema with the film 'Nallathane Poittirukku'. The film was launched in the middle of July and its first schedule is completed. Another hero appearing as hero in Tamil film is a good sign. Back home Shravanth is expecting good results for his first solo film...
  • I felt like a newcomer in Tamil films: Sharmila August 12, 2012

    Sharmila Mandre, who has done nine films in the Kannada industry, has displayed her versatility through different kinds of roles onscreen. Stepping out of her comfort zone, the promising actress vanished from Sandalwood a year ago to be a part of a Tamil film, 'Mirattal'. "I did not disappear but I...
  • Films happened to me by accident: Amoolya August 12, 2012

    When producer, B Suresh decided to make his next movie, he knew he would grab eyeballs for just the star cast. The film, which went on floors recently has blockbuster hit jodi, Ganesh and actress Amoolya of 'Cheluvina Chittara' fame. Though the actress wanted to stay away from limelight, she...
  • Actress Vinay Prasad to turn director soon August 7, 2012

    The much sought after supporting actress, highly brilliant and very novel in her professional and personal life Vinaya Prasad (also called as Vinaya Prakash) is up to direction very soon. I have script ready, artists are getting training, need appropriate producer for my directiona and also the support of established actors...
  • 'Addhuri' earns Rs.3.5 crore in one week August 7, 2012

    Losing heavily on the first film 'Lift Kodla' producer CMR Shanker Reddy has recovered from 'Addhuri'. "For 'Lift Kodla' the budget was fixed at Rs 1.60 crores. It was Jaggesh starrer film. The budget went up to Rs.3 crore plus. It was a complete wash out for me" CMR...
  • Tanushree and her sister Ishita enters Sandalwood August 4, 2012

    Siblings getting into tinsel town are not a new trend and it has definitely seen a rise. The latest in filmdom nepotism was Kajal Aggarwal's sister Nisha Aggarwal but now it is Tanushree Dutta's sister, Ishita Dutta. Ishita, who started her filmy career with 'Chanakyudu' in Tollywood has signed her first...
  • 'Simple Agi' teaser crossed 1 lakh hits on YouTube August 4, 2012

    With social media fast becoming a platform for publicity, it is seen as a decider of the film's fate even before its release. The latest being the trailer of the film, 'Simple Agi Ondhu Love Story', which has caught all the attention. What was considered a simple trailer by director,...
  • Punneth Rajkumar writes book on his father August 3, 2012

    Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Mutturaju, better known as Dr Rajkumar or Annavaru (elder brother) emoted, laughed, mourned, fought, danced, sang and ruled with the masses not only in reel life, but also in real life. The state had witnessed untold sorrows when Dr Rajkumar was kidnapped by forest brigand Veerappan and then...
  • Radhika's '18th cross' is set to hit the screens August 2, 2012

    Radhika Pandit has won praise for her performances right from 'Moggina Manasu' to the recent 'Kaddipuddi' opposite Shivarajkumar. The actress is here for a long run as 2012 will witness number of releases. Unlike last year, where I was seen only in 'Huduguru', 2012 will see many releases of mine,...