Kannada

  • Sonia, Rahul condole Kannada writer Ananthmurthy's demise August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Condoling the death of Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthmurthy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday described the renowned writer as a remarkable human being. She said that the void created by his demise in the Indian literary space and social conscience will be hard to fill. In his condolence message,...
  • UR Ananthamurthy: Eternally vigilant writer, thinker and teacher August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, known as UR Ananthamurthy, died on Friday. He was 82. Ananthamurthy was one of India's best known writers and thinkers both within India and abroad. He wore many hats. He was a celebrated English professor, acclaimed writer, admired activist and a loved mentor to many. Born at...
  • Veteran Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy dies at 82 August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, known as UR Ananthamurthy, died on Friday. He was 82. Ananthamurthy was one of India's best known writers and thinkers both within India and abroad. He wore many hats. He was a celebrated English professor, acclaimed writer, admired activist and a loved mentor to many. The Karnataka government...
  • Sunny Leone's item song shot secretly to avoid public attention August 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Adult film star and Bollywood actress Sunny Leone, who recently grooved to songs in a Tamil and well as Telugu film, is currently shooting for an item number here for upcoming Kannada film "DK". She will be seen in an out-and-out folk number. The song featuring Sunny is called "Seshamma...
  • Kannada starlet honey traps a doctor, demands Rs 1 crore, police bust racket July 4, 2014

    Bangalore: This incident has all the ingredients of a masala movie. A struggling actress and her friends with a 'criminal' background come together to extort money from the rich people after honey trapping them. The actress, who has acted in several Kannada and Tamil movies, seduces a rich doctor, they...
  • Mangalore BJP MP faces 'illicit' affair charge, police register FIR May 13, 2014

    Mangalore: Just two days before the Lok Sabha results, sitting BJP MP from Dakshina Kannada and its candidate Nalin Kumar Kateel has been charged with having an 'illicit' affair with the wife of a Mumbai based businessman. The Mangalore City police have registered an FIR against Kateel at Bandar police...
  • Siddaramaiah cracks whip, decides to return non-Kannada files May 11, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has served an ultimatum to all bureaucrats on the use of Kannada in official work. He has instructed the bureaucrats to prepare all files in Kannada or face action. Speaking to IBNLive from Bangalore, he said, "I have returned more than 200 files which...
  • Kannada can't be compulsory medium of instruction in schools: SC to Karnataka May 6, 2014

    Bangalore: The Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement on Tuesday, struck down a Karnataka government order imposing Kannada language as the medium of instruction in all primary schools of the state. A Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court said that imposing the mother tongue as the medium of instruction violated the...
  • No point voting for people who know only Kannada, says Karnataka CM March 28, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has courted a fresh controversy by urging the voters to send only people who know more languages to the Lok Sabha. During his election campaign in Mandya, Siddaramaiah asked the voters to re-elect sitting MP and famous Kannada heroine Ramya. He said that the JDS...
  • TV18 launches Kannada news channel ETV Kannada March 20, 2014

    TV18's Kannada news channel ETV Kannada was launched at a star studded event in Bangalore on Wednesday. ...
  • Pratap Simha: BJP candidate from Mysore-Kodagu authored a book on Modi March 14, 2014

    Bangalore: It is not just the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is fielding journalists from across India in the Lok Sabha polls. The BJP is also fielding people from the fourth estate in the election for the first estate. After veteran journalist and Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra from Hoogly,...
  • Will Amitabh Bachchan feature in Kannada film 'Kabira'? March 6, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has reportedly been offered a cameo in Shivrajkumar starrer upcoming Kannada film 'Kabira', but he is yet to accept the offer. Incidentally, Amitabh and Shivraj played teacher-student in a television commercial of a popular jewellery brand. "Since the advertisement turned out to be popular, the makers decided...
  • Navya Nair replaces Meena in Kannada remake of 'Drishyam' March 5, 2014

    Chennai: Malayalam actress Navya Nair will step into the shoes of southern actress Meena in the Kannada remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster 'Drishyam'. The remake is set to go on floors March 11. Meena, who was supposed to do the remake, is currently busy shooting for the Telugu remake of the same...
  • Ambareesh may be shifted to Singapore for treatment March 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Ailing Kannada actor-turned-politician MH Ambareesh, who has been undergoing treatment at a hospital here for breathing-related problems for over a week, may be shifted to Singapore Saturday for further treatment. He is currently at Vikram Hospital here. Ambareesh, Minister for Housing, has been undergoing treatment at the hospital since Feb 21....
  • Veteran Kannada actor C R Simha passes away March 1, 2014

    Bangalore: Kannada theatre and film artiste C R Simha died of prostrate cancer here today. The 72-year-old Simha passed away at a private hospital, family sources said. He is survived by his wife and son Ritwik Simha. Simha had acted in several films, including award-wining Sankalpa Samskara, Bara, Chitegoo Chinte,...
  • Kannada actor-cum-minister Ambareesh's health stable February 23, 2014

    Bangalore: Kannada star and Karnataka Housing Minister M.H. Ambareesh is recovering from a breathing problem caused due to lung infection, a senior doctor at a private hospital here said Sunday. "Ambareesh's health condition is stable and improving, though he is still on ventilator to help him breathe easily and avoid strain,"...
  • Venkatesh Prasad's role vital in 'Sachin Tendulkar Kadu': Director February 22, 2014

    Chennai: Former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad, who is making his cinematic debut in upcoming Kannada-Telugu bilingual 'Sachin...Tendulkar Kadu', will be essaying an important role of a coach, says its director S. Mohan. "Prasad's role is very important in the film. We haven't roped him in to capitalize on his popularity, but...
  • College fests keep independent music alive: Raghu Dixit February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Raghu Dixit, lead vocalist of popular band The Raghu Dixit Project, has associated with new channel Pepsi MTV Indies, which promotes independent music and artists. He says the genre may have been popularised by the internet, but it is college festivals that have kept it alive. "The internet has...
  • Watch: Upendra, Pranitha in the song 'Ting ting' from 'Brahma' February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The makers have released a new song 'Ting ting' from the film 'Brahma'. Directed by R Chandru, the film features Upendra and Pranitha Subhash in the lead roles. The film's satellite rights have been sold at a hefty price. ...
  • Bollywood lines up for the dubbing rights of Daisy Shah's Kannada film February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Ever since 'Jai Ho' became a Box Office success, the film's leading lady, Daisy Shah's popularity has increased leaps and bounds. So much so that Shah's southern films are getting noticed by Bollywood filmmakers. According to reports, Daisy Shah's Kannada film 'Aakramana' has become the hotcake...
  • Singer Ankit Tiwari makes his debut as a singer in Kannada films February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: He melt hearts with soulful numbers of 'Aashiqui 2' and now singer-composer Ankit Tiwari is all set to woo audiences in south. Tiwari will be making his debut in Kannada films as a playback singer for a movie called 'Dil Rangeela'. Sandalwood's sensational music-director Arjun Janya will...
  • What makes 'Lucia' a good film to remake February 12, 2014

    Chennai: The yet-to-be-titled Tamil remake of critically acclaimed Kannada blockbuster 'Lucia' was launched here Monday, while the shooting of the remake, which features Siddharth in the lead, started Tuesday. "We officially launched the film Monday. The regular shooting starts from today (Tuesday) and we plan to complete the film in one...
  • Gajakesari: Watch Yash, Amulya in the trailer February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The makers of 'Gajakesari' have revealed the first look of the film. Directed by Krishna, the film features Yash and Amulya in the lead roles. The film is said to be one of the most awaited films of the Kannada film industry in 2014. Take a look at...
  • Brahma: Upendra steals the show in the title track February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Directed by R Chandru, 'Brahma' features Upendra and Pranitha in the lead roles. The film's satellite rights have been sold at a high price. Watch the title track. ...
  • 'Huchudugaru' trailer: It's a celebration of friendship and love February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The makers of 'Huchudugaru' have released the film's first trailer. Directed by RJ Pradeepa, the film is expected to hit the screens on February 28. The film features Chetan Chandra and Adithi Rao in important roles. ...
  • 'Drishyam' to be remade in Kannada? February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed then some producers have shown interest in remaking Mohanlal starrer Malayalam film 'Drishyam' in Kannada. Some prominent faces of the Kannada film industry like V Ravichandran and P Vasu have shown interest in the project. 'Drishyam' has received an overwhelming support in domestic...
  • Kannada actor Sudeep injured during a film shoot February 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Kannada superstar Sudeep has been injured during a film shooting in Bangalore. According to reports he fell off a motorcycle while doing a daring stunt. He is stable and taking rest. Sudeep has also acted in many other languages including Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. According to his close friends Sudeep...
  • Upendra's 'Brahma' gets U/A certificate February 1, 2014

    Superstar Upendra starrer 'Brahma - The Leader', which is all set to be released on February 7, has crossed its first hurdle and has managed to get U/A certificate. Directed by R Chandru, the bilingual film will be released simultaneously in Kannada and Telugu and will be dubbed in Tamil....
  • Upendra's 'Brahma' to be released with U/A certificate January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Upendra's forthcoming Kannada film 'Brahma' has been awarded the U/A certificate by the Censor Board. Now, the film is all set to hit the screens on February 7, 2014. If reports are anything to go by, the film's rights have been sold for the same price as that of...
  • Kannada actress Anu Prabhakar files for divorce January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed then Kannada actress Anu Prabhakar has filed for a divorce in a family court in Bangalore. Her husband Krishna Kumar is a film producer. The couple got married on March 1, 2002 in Bangalore. Krishna Kumar is the son of former actress Abhinaya...