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I plan to finish 'Aashiqui 3' in 20 days, says director Chandrakala

I plan to finish 'Aashiqui 3' in 20 days, says director Chandrakala Chennai: Director Chandrakala, who plans to complete her upcoming Kannada directorial "Aashiqui 3" in a flat 20 days, will edit the film online and use live sound effects to save time. "I plan to finish the film in 20 days. Usually post-production, especially editing takes a lot of time. To save time, I plan to edit online with available software during the shooting of the film," Chandrakala told IANS. "Instead...
01:49:20 PM Mar 19, 2014

Will Amitabh Bachchan feature in Kannada film 'Kabira'?

Will Amitabh Bachchan feature in Kannada film 'Kabira'? 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 to use the same pair on the silver screen as well. Amitji has been offered the role. He...
03:56:23 PM Mar 06, 2014

Navya Nair replaces Meena in Kannada remake of 'Drishyam'

Navya Nair replaces Meena in Kannada remake of 'Drishyam' 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 film. "Navya Nair has been confirmed for the role originally played by Meena, who couldn't be signed because...
01:39:04 PM Mar 05, 2014

Veteran Kannada actor C R Simha passes away

Veteran Kannada actor C R Simha passes away 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, Anuroopa and commercial flicks like Indina Ramayana, Nee Bareda Kadambari, Nee Tanda Kanike Ramapurada Ravana. He had also directed five...
10:50:57 AM Mar 01, 2014

Kannada actor-cum-minister Ambareesh's health stable

Kannada actor-cum-minister Ambareesh's health stable 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," Vikram Hospital's chief pulmonologist K.S. Satish told reporters here. The 61-year-old was admitted to the hospital late Friday after...
04:29:01 PM Feb 23, 2014

Venkatesh Prasad's role vital in 'Sachin Tendulkar Kadu': Director

Venkatesh Prasad's role vital in 'Sachin Tendulkar Kadu': Director 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 because of the story. The story revolves around an autistic boy who aspires to become Sachin Tendulkar. Venkatesh plays...
03:04:01 PM Feb 22, 2014

College fests keep independent music alive: Raghu Dixit

College fests keep independent music alive: Raghu Dixit 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 evolved so much today, people have it on their phones and tabs, so it has really given a platform...
03:26:51 PM Feb 21, 2014

Watch: Upendra, Pranitha in the song 'Ting ting' from 'Brahma'

Watch: Upendra, Pranitha in the song 'Ting ting' from 'Brahma' 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. ...
03:22:13 PM Feb 19, 2014

Bollywood lines up for the dubbing rights of Daisy Shah's Kannada film

Bollywood lines up for the dubbing rights of Daisy Shah's Kannada film 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 in B-Town and the dubbing rights of the movie has been apparently sold for Rs 25 lakhs. Prashanth, director of 'Aakramana', said,...
03:50:50 PM Feb 18, 2014

I loved 'Lucia', says filmmaker Prasad Marar

I loved 'Lucia', says filmmaker Prasad Marar Chennai: The Tamil remake of critically and commercially successful Kannada blockbuster "Lucia" will have a few changes to suit the sensibilities of the local audience, says its director Prasad Marar. The yet-untitled remake features southern actor Siddharth in the lead. "We have already started shooting. The film will undergo minor changes for the local audience. I loved 'Lucia' and therefore, I have a bigger responsibility of doing justice to it...
12:05:22 PM Feb 17, 2014

Watch: Trailer of 'Chandralekha'

Watch: Trailer of 'Chandralekha' Those who are still not award of the plot, and the story of Kannada film 'Chandralekha', here's the chance to know everything you wanted to be familiar with. The film, which has been directed by N Omprakash Rao, features Chiranjeevi Sarja and newcomer Saanvi, in key roles. Watch the trailer of the romantic thriller which releases on February 28. ...
02:51:20 PM Feb 16, 2014

Krazy Star: Watch Ravichandran, Priyanka Upendra in new song 'Kenakalu Inukalu'

Krazy Star: Watch Ravichandran, Priyanka Upendra in new song 'Kenakalu Inukalu' Ravichandran and Priyanka Upendra will yet again romance in Kannada film 'Krazy Star'. The popular onscreen couple have come together after a long span and the trailer of the film has already grabbed many eyeballs. Here is the new song 'Kenakalu Inukalu' from the film. 'Krazy Star' is slated to be released on February 14, 2014. ...
03:48:10 PM Feb 14, 2014

Singer Ankit Tiwari makes his debut as a singer in Kannada films

Singer Ankit Tiwari makes his debut as a singer in Kannada films 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 be composing the song. 'Dil Rangeela', which is directed by Preetham Gubbi, has Golden Star Ganesh and Rachitha Ram in the...
04:04:14 PM Feb 13, 2014

What makes 'Lucia' a good film to remake

What makes 'Lucia' a good film to remake 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 long schedule," C.V Kumar, who will produce the film under his home banner Thirukumaran Entertainment, told IANS. 'Lucia' was...
03:46:29 PM Feb 12, 2014

‘Home Stay’ first look: Will the Kannada film meet the viewers' expectations?

‘Home Stay’ first look: Will the Kannada film meet the viewers' expectations? The teaser of the upcoming film 'Home Stay', which features Sayali Bhagat, Ashok Balakrishnan and Ravi Kale in key roles, is finally out. Directed by Santhosh Kodenkeri, 'Home Stay' marks the debut of Sayali in Sandalwood. How impressive is she? Watch the trailer to find this out. ...
04:51:23 PM Feb 11, 2014
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