Entertainment Kannada

Shivarajkumar: “I Find Some Sort of Exciting Energy Especially When I End Up Working With The Younger Filmmakers”

Sandalwood’s favourite star Shivarajkumar has spent many decades in the industry and has worked with a whole cross-section of filmmakers that have ranged from veterans and legends to absolute newcomers. Shivarajkumar believes that he loves to work with every single one of them, and he finds some sort of exciting energy especially when he ends up working with the younger crop, who bring in a new perspective and insight into filmmaking that he enjoys to sit back and watch and absorb. In an interview around a decade ago, Shivarajkumar had told us, “A lot of youngsters enter periodically and breathe new life every few years. This year, Ravichandaran’s son is entering, as is Raghu’s (Raghavendra Rajkumar) son, who is like my son too. I’m 29 years old in the industry, Ravi is elder to me by a few years, Sudeep, Darshan and Puneeth are about 14 years old. We need to…

Entertainment Kannada

Asha Bhat: I Really Wanted To Do Films In South, Kannada Specifically

Former Miss Supranational Asha Bhat has been making slow inroads into the Indian film industry, with a Hindi film first (Junglee) and then the second film in the Kannada film industry with the Darshan Thoogudeepa starrer Roberrt, which was the first blockbuster of 2021. Asha has since been waiting to sign her next film and there have been many speculations with regards to the same. Asha had spoken to us about her love for cinema and how she is ready to do any kind of film as long as it is interesting and allows her to showcase her talent irrespective of which language it is being made in. “When I decided to start doing films, I was clear that language was not going to be a barrier. Yes, I began with a Hindi film, but I really wanted to do a film in the south, Kannada specifically. As everyone knows, I…

Entertainment Kannada

Darshan Thoogudeepa: ‘Cinema Halls Will Remain Forever’

The debate on the impact of digital streaming or OTT platforms on the future of cinema halls is something that everyone is having ever since the onset of the pandemic and people warming up to the idea of watching films in the confines of their homes. A lot of the stars from the film industry believe that cinema viewing in the theatres is a part of our culture and will never cease to exist. One such who shared these thoughts is Challenging Star Darshan Thoogudeepa. He said in an interview recently on the future of cinema halls and this is what he had to say: A small screen will always remain a small screen. I’ll explain this best with a recent instance of mine. I had met Rockline Venkatesh’s son Yethiraj, who hadn’t expressed a very positive feedback about the Roberrt trailer. I was particularly curious as I am more interested in finding out…

Entertainment Kannada

Karunya Ram : The Second Wave hit Closer To Home

Actress Karunya Ram and her entire family have just recovered from COVID-19, and experience that she says worried them, as her mother had to be hospitalized briefly. In a live chat, she spoke about contracting the virus, her commitment to helping others and more. “While the first lockdown was unexpected and we took time to get used to it, by the second lockdown, we were prepared. What we were not is how much more potent the second wave of the pandemic would be. This time, the virus hit closer home and we were all affected. And given how the pandemic was raging at the time, we were worried. I was the first to test positive and immediately got everyone else tested. We were well prepared to begin home care and although my mother needed brief hospitalization, eventually, all of us were fine,” she shares. Since last year, the…

Entertainment Kannada

12 Years of Kriti Kharbanda: The Actress Shared An Emotional Post

Actress Kriti Kharbanda, who has previously been the winner of Bangalore Times Most Desirable Woman, has been part of some of the most memorable Kannada films before she shifted to Mumbai to pursue her Bollywood dreams. The actress got nostalgic today as she completed 12 years in the industry and shared an emotional post. She wrote: “12 years ago, on the 12th of June, I began a journey. As a teenager, I took my first steps into this industry, that has ultimately shaped me into the person I am today. In my time as an actor, I’ve met so many people who I’m grateful for. I’ve learned lessons, and so much about myself. I found my calling, it became my identity. I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the best people in the industry. So, to everybody associated with my career- be it for a minute, a…

Entertainment Kannada

Umapathy Srinivasa Gowda Adopts Elephant From Mysuru Zoo

Producer of Darshan starrer Roberrt which raked in moolah at the Box Office earlier this year has adopted an elephant from Mysuru for a period of one year at a time when Zoos in Karnataka are facing financial crisis due to the lockdown A press release issued by the Mysuru Zoo states, “Sri Umapathy Srinivasa Gowda, Bangalore has adopted “Elephant (Chamundi)” of Mysuru Zoo for one year from 10/6/2021 to 9/6/2022, by making payment of Rs.1,75,000/-. Mysore Zoo is highly thankful to Sri Umapathy Srinivasa Gowda, Bangalore for their contribution towards this noble cause, and their participation will definitely inspire other corporate bodies and charitable institutions for taking part in this animal adoption scheme. Mysore Zoo extends thanks once again for their patronage towards the zoo inmates and requests for their continued support and involvement in our joint conservation efforts.” On June 6, after Darshan in a video appealed to all his fans and people to…

Entertainment Kannada

Petromax First Official Teaser To Be Released soon

Team ‘Petromax’ will soon be back in action as the release date of the first official teaser gets announced. Making the announcement on director Vijaya Prasad’s birthday, the team took to social media earlier today and also unveiled a special poster for the teaser release. ‘Petromax’ will be Vijaya Prasad’s third directorial release after making his debut in 2012 with ‘Sidlingu’ and following it up with ‘Neer Dose’. ‘Petromax’ was conceived in only 36 days (a small fun fact that gets mentioned in the new poster as well) with the majority of the shooting taking place in the city of Mysuru. An emotional comedy-drama that features an interesting cast that includes Sathish Ninasam, Hariprriya, Nagbhushana, and many other interesting actors, ‘Petromax’ promises to be a refreshing entertainer with the theme of friendship echoing strongly. The film also marks the first collaboration between Sathish Ninasam and Hariprriya who…

Entertainment Kannada

Kavya Gowda Adopts While Peafowl From Zoo

Inspired by challenging star Darshan, Kavya Gowda has adopted white peafowl from Hampi Zoo which is also known as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Zoological Park. Sharing the news on Instagram, Kavya Gowda who is a die-hard fan of Darshan on her Instagram page wrote, “Darshan sir An ardent lover of animals, birds, and fish Loves to have pets at home… Takes time off by relaxing in the farmhouse around many animals, goes to explore wildlife in forests… He’s very passionate about wildlife photography too. He’s adopted many animals at the zoo. Inspired by him I have come forward to adopt a white peafowl Hampi. Hope he continues to inspire many more out there(sic).” Kavya Gowda who was last seen on the silver screen in the movie Buckasura was supposed to get married to Somshekar on May 13 at an intimate ceremony Bengaluru. The wedding got postponed due to the pandemic situation. On her…

Entertainment Kannada

Rakshitha Confirms About Prem Not Teaming Up With Darshan

A post from the fake Twitter account in the name of director prem confirmed prem’s next with Darshan which excited the fans of Darshan but it does not last long as actress Rakshitha, wife of Prem, on her social media pages confirmed that prem is not collaborating with Darshan. Her post reads, “Not Prems account ….. whoever is saying all this …. God bless u Smiling face hope I see them working together soon …. If this was not true(sic).” There was speculation that Darshan next which is titled Gold Ring will be directed by prem which has been put to rest going by the latest post shared by Rakshitha. Dashan is playing a navy officer in Gold Ring which is likely to be produced by Rockline Venkatesh. The makers are yet to reveal about the director of the movie. The Challenging Star who was last seen in…

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Paavana Wins Best Actress Award At Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival

Actress Paavana is on cloud nine as she has won the best actress award in the special jury category in Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival. An excited Paavana shared the news on her Facebook handle by sharing the pictures of certificates which are getting congratulatory messages from her fans, friends and well-wishers. Her post reads, “Another good news for Rudri, My 8th best actress award. Thank u my team #rudri(sic).” She has also won the best actress award for the same movie at Vindhya International Film Festival, which was held in Madhya Pradesh from January 8 to January 10. Director Badiger Devendra has received 2nd best feature film in the festival. The movie which is produced by C R Manjunath is getting appreciation at several International film festivals. In the movie, Paavana plays the role of a village girl facing exploitation. In July last year, the film also won three awards at…

Entertainment Film Reviews Kannada

Roberrt movie review: This Darshan film is agonisingly unoriginal

Roberrt movie star cast: Darshan, Asha BhatRoberrt movie director: Tharun SudhirRoberrt movie rating: 1.5 star Director Tharun Sudhir’s latest movie Roberrt released on Thursday amid a lot of expectations. It is expected to revive the box office business in the state, which is reeling under the disruption caused by COVID-19. The film stars Darshan as Raghava, an obedient, god-fearing and peace-loving person. In fact, he goes over-the-top in his humility. He is a cook at a catering service that supplies south Indian food to funeral ceremonies in Lucknow. He has a son named Arjun, who is the opposite of Raghava. Vengeful and obstinate, Arjun finds it impossible to sleep at night till he gets even with people who have crossed him. The father-son duo is living contentedly until Arjun’s vindictiveness gets him in trouble with a powerful gangster. Raghava is forced to abandon his pretense at humility and…

Entertainment Kannada

Filmmaker Pawan Kumar gets nostalgic about Lucia; shares throwback picture from its making

The Kannada movie Lucia is a milestone in director Pawan Kumar’s career. The crowdfunded film not only did well at the box office but was also acclaimed for being path-breaking as far as its subject and treatment went. Reminiscing about the shooting of Lucia, Pawan shared a picture on social media recently that he captioned, “Dec 21, 2012.. the day when the world was supposed to end, I was in Gokarna with my cast and crew shooting the climax scene of Lucia. The time was around 6am.. minutes before sun rise. I was planning the shot and @arvindskash clicked this picture if I remember it right.”Lucia, which starred Sathish Ninasam and Sruthi Hariharan in lead roles, turned out to be a big break for both the actors. The movie turned out to be a game-changer in Sandalwood and was remade in Telugu as Enakkul Oruvan To this day, songs from the film, like Thinbeda Kammi, Jamma…

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