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‘Ugravatara’ Shoot In Completion Stage

The shoot of actor Priyanka Upendra starrer ‘Ugravatara‘ is almost in the completion stage. The team is erecting a special set near Nelamangala to shoot the climax action sequences. The project is directed by Gurumurthy. The movie sees Priyanka Upendra essaying a the role of a cop for the first time. Recently, a scene of a severely injured student passing away in hospital was shot in Bengaluru. Priyanka, as a Police Inspector, collects details on the incident and begins an investigation. Actors Pavithra Lokesh, Shobha, Nataraj and cockroach Sudhir will also be seen in pivotal roles in the movie. Director Gurumurthy says, “The movie highlights exploitation of women which exists in every sphere of society. In the fight sequence, Priyanka has performed without a double, will certainly impress film lovers. ” Priyanka also has 1980, Devaki, Mummy 2 and Life is Beautiful in the pipeline. Most of the films which were supposed to be released…

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‘Krishna Talkies’ To Be Re-Released On August 27

Kannada film Krishna Talkies, which was withdrawn from cinema halls within a few days of release, will be re-released on August 27. The project, directed by Vijayanand with Krishna Ajai Rao and Apoorva in lead roles, originally released on April 16 and received positive response from audiences and critics.Krishna Talkies, which is a horror thriller, is set in a village in Karnataka. Protagonist Ajai visits his native to spend a few days with his friend Suri, who dies mysteriously and becomes the talk of the town. Another incident of a girl called Parimal who goes missing sets the tone for the story. As the title suggests, Krishna Talkies, is set against the backdrop of a cinema hall. The gripping element in the story keeps viewers engaged. The movie saw Ajai Rao and Apoorva sharing screen space for the first time. The project also has Sindhu Lokanath, Chikkanna, Shobraj and Pramod Shetty in…

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‘Head Bush’ Team To Kickstart Shooting From August 9

The team of Head Bush will kickstart shooting from Monday. Head Bush lead actor Dhananjaya is producing the movie along with Somanna Talkies, as Ashu Bedra has opted out of the project. The movie, which is based on the life of Bengaluru’s first underworld don MP Jayaraj, is directed by Shoonya. The story is penned by Agni Sridhar. As the movie is set between the 1960s and 1980s, the makers were keen to shoot in Mysuru and Kolar by creating an ambience which looks similar to the period. The shooting of the childhood portions of Jayaraj have been completed by the team. Akash is essaying the role of MP Jayaraj when he was young. The sequences were shot at Guttahalli. Dhananjaya is getting beefed up to get into the skin of the character. Charaj Raj is the music director and Karm Chawla is the cinematographer. The movie marks Dhananajaya’s second…

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Seetharam Benoy-Case No.18 To Release On TV First

Vijay Raghavendra’s upcoming film ‘Seetharam Benoy – Case No. 18‘ marks the actor’s grand 50th release and the makers have given it a unique twist to make things extra special. Slated to have its world release on television first, that too only a day before the official theatrical release, the team of ‘Seetharam Benoy’ has made quite the news on social media for this rather unconventional strategy. Vijay Raghavendra took to social media earlier today to make the announcement. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vijay Raghavendra (@raagu.vijay) What seems to be an intense, fast-paced cop drama, ‘Seetharam Benoy’ has been directed by Devi Prasad Shetty who has also written the film’s story. The team had set up camp in the town Thirthahalli back in October of 2020 with a small crew of 22 members handling all the responsibilities. The first look poster of…

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Harshika Poonacha Finishes Shooting For ‘Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo’

Actress Harshika Poonacha, who is making inroads into the Bhojpuri film industry, has wrapped up shooting for her upcoming Bhojpuri film Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo, directed by Premanshu Singh. Sharing the news on her Instagram page, Harshika Poonacha wrote, “And it’s a wrap. They say all good things come to an end to create new beginnings, we’ve completed the shoot of a beautiful movie #sajanrejhootmatbolo starring your favourite young superstar @pradeeppandey_chintu and me , which is going to touch your hearts soon . Give us your love and blessings. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Harshika Poonacha (@harshikapoonachaofficial) This movie is Directed by #premanshusingh sir DOP #sarfaraaz sir, presented by @yashifilms.official Produced by #Nasirjamal sir and an amazing team of hardworking boys and girls from all the departments. I really wish we had a group pic with all of them in it , I miss each…

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Jacqueline Fernandez Shares Pics From ‘Vikrant Rona’ Poster Launch

Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez, who joined the cast of Kichcha Sudeepa’s ‘Vikrant Rona’, got candid about why the multilingual film will be super special and memorable for her. Talking about the film, Jacqueline shared, “The team of the film has been very welcoming and every moment that’s going into its making has been exciting for me. I thank the producers for such a grand poster reveal from the bottom of my heart. This film is going to be super special and memorable for me.” The actress will be seen playing Gadang Rakkamma who runs a tavern in the film and will also be seen shaking a leg with the leading Kannada star. The makers unveiled the first look of Jacqueline Fernandez in her screen character of Raquel D’Costa a.k.a. Gadang Rakkamma on Saturday. Taking to her Twitter handle, the actress shared a bunch of happy…

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Jacqueline Fernandez’s Reveals Her First Look From ‘Vikrant Rona’

Makers of the 3D fantasy action-adventure Kannada film, ‘Vikrant Rona‘, on Saturday, unveiled the first look poster of actor Jacqueline Fernandez as Gadang Rakkamma. The film stars Kiccha Sudeep in the lead role. Jacqueline took to her Instagram handle and shared the first look image from her Kannada debut film. Introducing fans to her character, in the caption, she wrote, “‘What Rakkamma doesn’t know, doesn’t exist’ Super happy to introduce my character #GadangRakkamma from #VikrantRona #JacquelineVikrantRonaLook #JacquelineAsRakkamma.” In the poster, Jacqueline could be seen standing on a table along with Sudeepa, ready to extinguish a candle with a pot of wine in her hand. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jacqueline Fernandez (@jacquelinef143) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jacqueline Fernandez (@jacquelinef143) Written and directed by Anup Bhandari, reports suggest Jacqueline will feature in an extended cameo appearance…

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Anant Nag To Play Lead Role In ‘Pundaleeka’

Sandalwood director Yogaraj Bhat’s next, titled ‘Pundaleeka’, will see Anant Nag in a lead role and will also feature a newbie. The movie is likely to go on floors after Yogaraj Bhat wraps up shooting for his next film Gaalipata 2, which is on the verge of completing shooting. It is reported that Anant Nag will be seen as a Kannada teacher in the movie. Yogaraj Bhat is looking out for a new producer who is keen to produce the movie. The movie marks Anant Nag’s collaboration with Yogaraj Bhat for the second consecutive time, as Anant Nag will also be seen in a pivotal role in Gaalipata 2 as well. The association of Anant Nag and Yogaraj Bhat began in Mungaru Male, which saw a stupendous success at the box office. Anant Nag was supposed to play a pivotal role in Rudraprayag, directed by Rishab Shetty, but the project…

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Sanjay Dutt Reveals His Look From ‘KGF 2’ As Adheera On His Birthday

On the occasion of his 62nd birthday, actor Sanjay Dutt treated his fans to the new look of his character Adheera from the upcoming film ‘KGF Chapter 2’. Taking to Instagram, Sanjay shared a poster, wherein we can see him walking in style while holding a sword in his hand and resting it on one of his shoulders.He teamed up his look with heavy armour. For the unversed, Sanjay will be seen essaying the role of the antagonist Adheera in ‘KGF Chapter 2’, which is a follow-up of the Kannada blockbuster ‘KGF: Chapter 1’. Along with the poster, Sanjay penned a few words describing his experience working on the film.“Thank you so much everyone for all the warm birthday wishes. Working on #KGFChapter2 has been amazing. I know you all have been waiting for the film’s release for a long time and I assure…

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K.G.F:Chapter 2 Makers To Release ‘Adheera’ Teaser On Sanjay Dutt’s Birthday

The team of ‘K.G.F’ will be releasing a special teaser on the occasion of actor Sanjay Dutt’s birthday. Dutt, who turns 62 on the 29th of July, plays the all-important character of Adheera in the upcoming sequel ‘K.G.F: Chapter 2′, and the makers are keen on marking the day with the special video. The Adheera teaser is set to release all over the internet on the 29th of July at 11:12 am exactly. Originally scheduled to release earlier this month on the 16th of July, fans all over the world have had to endure an indefinite delay in the release of ‘K.G.F: Chapter 2’. The team has been on task ever since the production was wrapped a few months ago in Hyderabad but the second wave of the pandemic spoiled the grand plans, thus forcing them to rethink their release strategies. Many online entities suggest that September…

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Pavana Gowda Signs Up For A New Movie Named ‘Gowli’

Kannada actress Pavana Gowda has signed up for a new movie called Gowli, which will see her share screen space with Srinagara Kitty. Talking about the film that will be directed by debutant Soora, she says, “Gowli is my first film with Srinagara Kitty, in which I play his wife. The film is a comeback of sorts for Kitty, who’s not had a release in a while. I will be sporting a never-before-seen look in the movie, for the role that offers me plenty of scope for acting. We begin shooting in the second week of August.” Paavana, who made her debut with Jatta, is happy that she is getting to work with established actors like Ravichandran and Srinagara Kitty. “Working with Ravichandran sir is a dream come true. I am sure it will be a great experience to work with Kitty, who also has vast experience in Sandalwood,” she sums up.

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‘Ninna Sanihake’ To Release On August 20

‘Ninna Sanihake’, which marks the directorial debut of actor Suraj Gowda and introduces Dr Rajkumar’s granddaughter Dhanya Ramkumar, was supposed to release in April. But, the team had to delay the release due to the second wave. The team has now announced that the film has a new release date, August 20. The film team shared that it will release on the auspicious day of Varamahalakshmi, a festival dear to Kannadigas, making it a festive treat. Suraj took to his social media page to write, “They say the longer you wait the sweeter the result. Finally, after a slight delay, Ninna Sanihake is ready to hit the screens. A dream of so many of us, each wanting to make our mark in the film industry, is now ready for you to see. This is my first film as a writer and director and am eager to know your take on it. We…

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Jaggesh To Begin Shoot For ‘Ranganayaka’

Actor Jaggesh will begin shooting for the comedy ‘Ranganayaka’ from August 10. The film, which marks the collaboration of Jaggesh and Guruprasad for the third time after Eddelu Manjunath and Matta, is being made under the banner of Vikyath Chitra. The shoot of the film, which was supposed to take off in January, was halted temporarily due to the lockdown. Director Guru Prasad recently announced that the shoot of Ranaganayaka, which is his dream project, will begin from August 10. The teaser of the movie which was released last October promised the movie would be a laugh riot. Manohar Joshi is the cinematographer, BS Kemparaju is the editor. The heroine of the movie is yet to be revealed. Meanwhile, Jaggesh has completed dubbing for his film Totapuri which will be released in two parts. The film was extensively shot in villages near Mysuru and has Aditi Prabhudeva in the female lead. Actors…

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Sriimurali Resumes Shoot For Final Schedule Of ‘Madhagaja’

Actor Sriimurali has resumed shooting for the final shoot scheduled of Madhagaja, which is currently underway in Bengaluru. The makers have erected huge sets that symbolize elephants to shoot for a song of the movie. The shoot has been happening since Thursday. The movie, which is directed by Mahesh Kumar, is produced by Umapathy Srinivas Gowda.Director Mahesh Kumar had said, “We have already completed major portions of the shooting. Four different sets have been erected to shoot the introduction song. After that we plan to shoot action sequences which will mark the end of our talkie portions.” Popular Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu, who had acted in superhit movie Roberrt, will be seen in the role of an antagonist. Ashika Ranganath is paired opposite Sriimurali for the first time. She will be seen in the role of a village girl. Arjun Janya has composed the music. The makers…

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Puneeth Rajkumar Resumes Shoot For ‘James’

Sandalwood’s Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar is currently shooting for James, his first collaboration with lyricist-director Chethan Kumar. When the team had resumed work after the first wave, they had managed only a four-day schedule before everything shut down again. Now that cases have been steadily on the decline, the team has once again started shooting, in the hope of completing the film in this schedule. Chethan says, “We recently resumed work on James with an action sequence choreographed by fight masters Ram-Lakshman, which, we believe, will be a treat for Puneeth sir fans. Currently, we are shooting for some of the talkie portions of the film.” Chethan also reveals that the other highlight is that the already packed star cast of the film will have a lot more additions now. “We already have Priya Anand, Meka Srikanth, Adithya Menon, Sadhu Kokila and Anu Prabhakar as part of the cast. In this…

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‘Bhajarangi 2’ To Release On September 10

One of the most awaited films in Kannada is Bhajarangi 2. This film sees the return of the super hit combination of superstar Shivarajkumar and director A Harsha. The duo has previously given fans hits such as Bhajarangi and Vajrakaya. Their newest collaboration has seen some intriguing posters and teasers that have got people excited. And here’s the good news that fans of Shivarajkumar have been waiting for all this while. The film team has confirmed the release date of the film. It is going to be that much-awaited festive release coinciding with Ganesha Habba. The film is slated to release on September 10 . The film posters show that this is going to be a commercial thriller set in a fantasy location and in a different time period. The film has an eclectic ensemble that includes Bhavana, Shruthi and Bhajarangi Loki among others. While the unlocking phase after the first wave saw big star…

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‘Shrikrishna@gmail.com’ Shoot Wrap’s Up In Mysuru

The shoot of Shrikrishna@gmail.com, which has Darling Krishna and Bhavana in lead roles, has been completed in heritage city Mysuru. The last portions were shot at a hotel which is owned by Sandesh Nagaraj, who is also the producer of the film. Shrikrishna@gmail.com is helmed by Nagashekhar, who has directed hit films like Mynaa and Sanju Weds Geetha. He has once again opted for a romantic drama that sees Darling Krishna and Bhavana sharing screen space for the first time. The film team initially had planned to cast Radhika Kumarswamy in the female lead, but it was later decided to zero in on Bhavana. Actors Dattana, Arun Sagar, Suhasini and Rangayana Raghu will be seen in significant roles. Ravi Varma is the stunt director. Kavijraj has penned the lyrics. Arjun Janya is the music director and Satya Hegde is the cinematographer. As the shoot is complete, the film will now enter…

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Chirag Jani Return To Kannada Cinema With ‘Veeram’

Actor Chirag Jani, who was last seen in Sandalwood in the 2017 film Rogue, is making a comeback to Kannada. The actor has bagged a pivotal role in the Prajwal Devaraj and Rachita Ram starrer Veeram, directed by Khadar Kumar. The actor is currently shooting for a film called Ram, and will join the set of the action-packed Veeram on Wednesday. Chirag, who has acted in many Telugu and Tamil films, is likely to be seen as an antagonist in Veeram. The film also has Srinagara Kitty and Deepak Kumar in villain roles. The film has a few days of shooting left, which will be wrapped up by the end of August. A special teaser of the movie that was released on the occasion of Prajwal’s birthday evoked good response. Anoop Seelin has composed music and Lavitha is the cinematographer. As the Karnataka government has given a green signal to operate cinema halls,…

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SriKrishna@gmail.com Enters The Last Leg Of The Shoot

Nagshekar’s romantic drama ‘SriKrishna@gmail.com’, starring Darling Krishna and Bhavana Menon has entered the last leg of the shoot. The makers had been busy with the production prior to the lockdown and have now taken things forward quite smoothly post the break to ensure that things are wrapped up at the earliest. “We are currently in the last schedule of the shoot and should be able to wrap everything up within the next few days. The film has been mostly shot in Mysuru with Shivamogga and Bengaluru too featuring in the schedule,” shares the film’s leading man Darling Krishna. Speaking about the novelty of this romantic film, Krishna adds: “A lot of the story is concerned with the post-marriage drama which, in a way, sets it apart from other love stories. Plus the story is being conceived by Nagshekar sir who is known to make intense and dramatic love stories in…

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‘Bhajarangi 2’ Teaser Out On Shivarajkumar Birthday: Check Out

It was a sweet birthday surprise for Shivanna fans, as the makers of his upcoming film Bhajarangi 2 dropped a 4k teaser online today. The energetic track gives fans a closer look into Shivarajkumar’s rugged look and he is seen moving towards the camera wearing an explorer’s look and cool leather boots. The teaser did create intrigue around the film’s plot. The film’s director A Harsha had earlier revealed the news with his followers. ” Bhajarangi 2 special teaser will be out on Shivanna’s Birthday – 12th of July 10.05 AM. (sic)” Sharing the teaser online, the makers posted, “Wishing our #KarunadaChakravarthy Shivarajkumar Happiest Birthday! Special treat from #Bhajarangi2 team.” Bhajarangi 2 will bring back the popular Tagaru pairing of Shivarajkumar and Bhavana Menon. The story is being written and directed by A Harsha who recently announced his next big collaboration with Shivrajkumar. A Harsha had also revealed that a major portion of the film is done…

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Puneeth Rajkumar Visits The Sets Of ‘Man of the Match’

If everything had gone as per the plan, Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar was supposed to act in D Sathya Prakash’s directorial, which got shelved due to the Covid situation. Puneeth is now backing the project, Man of the Match, which is being helmed by the same director. Impressed by the storyline, Puneeth Rajkumar, who decided to produce the movie, recently visited the shooting spot in Bengaluru and wished the team good luck. The shooting of the movie, which commenced in the month of April, is almost complete. Man of the Match is director Sathya Prakash’s first attempt in making realistic commercial cinema which has multiple characters and touches upon several burning issues in society. The technical team that worked for Ram Ram Re has been retained for the film. Actors Nataraj, Jayaram and Dharmanna Kadur will be seen in significant roles. Meanwhile, Puneeth Rajkumar will shoot for action…

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Malashree Got Her First Dose Of Covid Vaccine

Actress Malashree has received her first dose of COVID vaccine and shared the picture getting vaccinated with the caption, “Vaccinated Thumbs up #GetVaccinated #CovidVaccine #StaySafeStayHealthy(sic).” Many Sandalwood actors like Sriimurali, Ashika Ranganath, Puneeth Rajkumar, Shivarajkumar, Ramesh Aravind, among others, have taken the vaccine and are requesting people to get vaccinated. Malashree, who was popularly known as Kansina Rani in the late ’80s and ’90s, carved a niche for herself by portraying a variety of characters since her debut film Nanjundi Kalyana. She later featured in action films like Chamundi, Durgi, Kannadada Kiran Bedi, Shankti and Veera. Her movies Chamundi and Durga did exceedingly well at the box office. The actress lost her husband Ramu on April 26 due to COVID-19 complications. Ramu had produced over 30 films earning the moniker Koti Ramu, because of producing big-budget films. He was laid to rest at his native village in Tumkur. On the silver screen, Malashree…

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Nikhil Kumaraswamy Next Film Is Going To Be Content-Oriented Mass Entertainer

Actor and politician Nikhil Kumaraswamy, who has been shooting for his new film Rider, has signed his next. He will be teaming up with debutant filmmaker Manju Atharva for an as-yet-untitled film that will go on floors soon. “This is going to be a content-oriented action and mass entertainer with loads of family sentiments and emotions. It will be a complete package, like what people would expect from a Nikhil film,” says Manju, who has been in the industry for seven years and worked with the teams of Masterpiece, Mufti and Premam Poojyam. The film will be made in Kannada and Telugu, given Nikhil’s films have been released in both the markets. “It was the storyline that caught Nikhil sir’s fancy, he could connect with it. I was thrilled, as I had written it keeping him in mind. He also liked the technical team, my work and the banner too.…

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Rishi’s Next Titled “Nodi Swamy Ivanu Irode Heege”

On the occasion of Rishi’s birthday today, the makers of Nodi Swamy Ivanu Irode Heege have revealed the motion poster of the film. The project is written and directed by Islahuddin NS, which marks his debut in Sandalwood. Sharing a motion poster, Islahuddin on his Facebook page wrote, “When we get separated from our loved ones. We intentionally hold on to a part of them within us. When you forget the taste of sweetness; bitter starts tasting sweet! Presenting this bitter-sweet film Nodi Swamy Ivanu Irode Heege in Kannada. Vaddura Sodharaa) in Telugu. Film is in its post-production #NodiSwamyIvanuIrodeHeege(sic)” In the movie, Rishi plays the role of a guy who slips into depression following love failure, but still maintains that he is happy in society, which is not case in his real life. The film, which has Dhanya Balakrishna in the female lead, also has Apoorva Bharadwaj, Bhavani Prakash, Greeshma…

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