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  • Four Stars In One Frame

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    Prema Baraha, the film directed by Arjun Sarja that is releasing this week is set to create a unique record of sorts. Four top stars will be seen in a single frame in a song in the film. There have been several songs where other stars have made a special guest appearance.

    There have also been songs in which several stars make a special appearance but in different parts of the song. In the song for Prema Baraha apart from Arjun Sarja, his two nephews Chiranjeevi Sarja and Dhruva Sarja will be seen. But the biggest scoop is the appearance of Darshan in the same frame. This will be one of the most eagerly awaited shots in Kannada films so far.

    The reaction of the fans witnessing four stars in the same frame can only be imagined. It is just a wait of two more days.

     

  • Gym After Kurukshetra

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    The shooting for Darshan's Kurukshetra is going on at  a very brisk pace in Hyderabad's Ramoji Studio. Sources say that the speed of shooting has surprised everyone. Some top actors from across India are participating in the shooting.

    Apart from Darshan playing the role of Duryodhana there are other actors including Ambareesh, Arjun Sarja, Sonu Sood and others who are in Hyderabad shooting for the 50th film of Darshan which is being made on a very big scale.

    But what are the actors doing when there is no shooting. Some of the Kannada actors like Chetan and Yashas are giving a glimpse into it. Most of the actors are spending most of their spare time in the gym! The film gets together some of the fittest actors who can stand up to anyone when it comes to having a fit and trim body.

    So no wonder that many of them are found in the gym rather than in any recreation area after shooting hours. 

  • Harikrishna is Not out of my camp: Darshan

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    Actor 'Challenging Star' Darshan has clarified that music composer Harikrishna who is a regular is in his camp is not out of the camp and is still composing songs for the film. Earlier, there were rumours that V Harikrishna has fallen out of Darshan's camp in the recent times and will not be composing songs for his future films. To add more spice to that Darshan starrer 'Jaggu Dada' which is all set to be launched on his birthday (February 16) has another music director composing two songs along with V Harikrishna. So, there were rumours that Harikrishna has fallen out from Darshan's camp.

    But Darshan has rubbished away such rumours saying that though 'Jaggu Dada' has Harikrishna composing music along with Paresh, Harikrishna is still a very good friend and indeed is one of the member of the camp. Even director Raghavendra Hegde said that Paresh is his long time friend and he has given a chance to compose music for the sake of friendship and nothing else. 

  • Has Darshan gone to Meet Ambarish?

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    It was being said earlier that actor Darshan will be going to the Chennammanakere Achchukattu police station because his wife Vijayalakshmi had asked the police to warn him against bad conduct. Now there are rumours that Darshan has gone to meet actor Ambareesh turned politician Mysore.

    On Wednesday night Vijayalakshmi had filed a petition to the police asking to warn Darshan against bad conduct. Darshan had gone to Vijayalakshmi's apartment in Hoskerehalli in Bangalore on Wednesday evening, but Vijayalakshmi was not at her residence. Darshan who was desperate used foul language against his wife. After coming back the security complained Vijayalakshmi about Darshan's behaviour and Vijayalakshmi along with the security guard filed a petition to the police to warn Darshan against bad conduct. 

    This is not the first time that a rift between Darshan and his wife is arising. Earlier, in 2011, Darshan was sent to judicial custody for assaulting his wife.

  • I Am A Farmer: Darshan

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    Challenging Star Darshan has arrived in Mandya to lend support to the farmers who are protesting against letting Kaveri water to Tamil Nadu.

    Darshan said that water is being given for growing crops in TN while there is no water for drinking in Karnataka. He said that justice has been very wrong for Karnataka this time. The people of Karnataka are very open hearted. With this we have dragged a stone on our own heads, he said. Darshan said he was not just an actor from Bengaluru but also a farmer. I have eaten the salt of Mandya and I have to repay it, he said.

    He said Mandya is his home and he does not need any security to visit it. Kaveri is our mother and we cannot tolerate injustice to it, he said.

  • I Don't want to Comment About Divorce Vijayalakshmi

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    Darshan's wife Vijayalakshmi has said that she doesn't want to comment anything about the alleged divorce issue with Darshan, From last three months back, there was rumours that Darshan has sought divorce from his wife and the couple are living separately.

    Though Vijalakshmi accepts that she is living separately from her husband to create a clean environment to her son, she strictly doesn't want to talking anything about the divorce. She doesn't even react whether the news was true or false.

  • Ishita's Dance For Chakravarthy

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    Popular dancer Ishita has joined the team of Chakravarthy. She will be seen in an item song in the film. Shooting for this song started at the Premiere Studio in Mysuru and will go on for the next few days.

    An elaborate set has been erected for the song at the studio. Much of the talkie portion for the film has been completed for the film directed by Chintan. Chintan shot to fame as the co-writer of Sarathi. This is his first film as director in which he has made Dinakar Toogudeepa to act as well.

  • Jaggu Dada Audio Released by PN Satya and MG Ramamurthy

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    P N Satya and M G Ramamurthy who were the director and producer of Darshan's first film as a hero, 'Majestic' released the audio of his forthcoming film 'Jaggu Dada' on in Bangalore.

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    The audio release of the film was well attended event with lots of celebrities and well wishers of Darshan attending it. Well known producer S AGovindaraj, Tara, Aditya, Deepika Kamaiah, singer Hemanth Kumar and others were present at the occasion. Four well picturised songs of the will were also screened during this event.

    V Harikrishna has composed the music for the film, while the audio of the film has been acquired by the D Beats.

  • Jaggu Dada Is An Easy Going Film Says Darshan

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    Actor Darshan has said that his latest film Jaggu Dada which is all set to release on Friday is an easy going film with lots of entertainment ingredients. Darshan was talking during the press conference of the film in Mysore.

    'Usually people say that my films are heavy with lot of action, shots, build-ups and dialogues. But this film is completely different. There are only four action sequences and songs in the film. This is a complete family entertainer and everybody can enjoy the film' said Darshan.

    Darshan also said that the trend of 100 days over. 'Earlier, a film was considered to be a hit depending on how  many days it completes. But now the trend has changed. Earlier, the films used to be released in a limited number of theaters. But now films are being released in 200 plus theaters. So, it is being considered that the film is successful, even it runs for a week' said Darshan.

  • Jaggu Dada Mints Money At Box Office

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    Darshan's JagguDada has taken the box office by storm. It has collected Rs 7 crore in just two days on Friday and Saturday. The film has released in a record nearly 400 screens across India. It is a record for any Kannada movie. The collections have also matched this record. Sunday's collection figures are not yet out.

    Jaggu Dada Movie Review

    But by the opening it has taken it should very easily cross the Rs 10 crore mark for the opening weekend. It is now expected to be an all-time record. It has to be seen by how much. Watch this space tomorrow for more details

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    Rachita Ram and Praneetha Play Guest Roles in Jaggu Dada

    Jaggu Dada Darshan Shooting Restart Tomorrow

    Deeksha Seth is Darshan's Heroine in Jaggu Dada

     

  • Jaggu Dada Set For All Time Record

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    Darshan's new film Jaggu Dada which is releasing tomorrow is set to make an all-time record for Kannada films. The film is set to release in over 380 theatres including in around 300 in Karnataka itself.  This will be the biggest release for any Kannada film ever.

    The number of screens in Karnataka itself is set to cross 300 as new theatres are being added even a day before release. Jaggu Dada will also have the biggest simultaneous release outside Karnataka.

    Advance bookings for the film in multiplexes and single screens have already started. Most theatres have added an early morning show at either 6am or 7am.

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    Jaggu Dada Audio Release on May 09th

    Rachita Ram and Praneetha Play Guest Roles in Jaggu Dada

    Jaggu Dada Darshan Shooting Restart TomorrowDeeksha Seth is Darshan's Heroine in Jaggu Dada

    Media Persons Boycott Jaggu Dada Launch

    Jaggu Dada Launching on Darshan's birthday

     

  • Jodettu Pulls Sumalatha Ambareesh Ahead, Winning Mandya 

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    History has been created in the State, with a first ever independent candidate winning Lok Sabha election. Mrs. Sumalatha Ambareesh, who fought a alone battle against the entire ruling coalition government, has recorded an emphatic victory with a margin of more than 50 thousand.

    While the entire self-respecting (swabhimani) voters of Mandya Lok Sabha constituency and several organisations backed Sumalatha Ambareesh, it was the 'jodettu', a term coined by Chief Minister Kumaraswamy, referring to Challenging Star Darshan and Rocking Star Yash, who relentlessly campaigned for their mother, have been the biggest force behind the record victory.

    Apart from Mr. Kumaraswamy, the two stars had to face series of personal attack against them for campaigning in favour of Mrs. Sumalatha Ambareesh. However, jodettu, who stuck to the ground were hundred per cent confident of Mrs. Sumalatha Ambareesh win.

    It may be also noted that 'Nikhil Yellidiyappa', a phrase which became popular across the globe was another trending factor during the Lok Sabha elections.

    Meanwhile, according to sources, Jodettu along with Mrs Sumalatha Ambareesh will address the self-respecting Mandyians and to those who everyone supported their cause. It is also expected that Mrs. Sumalatha Ambareesh will hold a victory rally in Mandya thanking the voters.

  • KFCC Protest Successful At Kolar

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    The Kannada film industry on Sunday stopped all the activities and supported the permanent water supply to Kolar district. On Sunday, many of the artistes and technicians assembled near the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce and went to Kolar and held a rally to support the permanent water supply to Kolar district.

    Actors Ravichandran, Shivarajakumar, Puneeth Rajakumar, Darshan, Vijay, Ragini, Pooja Gandhi, Shruthi, Rockline Venkatesh, KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu, KFPC president Muniratna and others were present during the occasion

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    KFCC Supports Permanent Water Supply To Kolar District

     

  • Kurukshetra To Be Launched On July 23rd

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    Karnataka Film Producers Association president and well known producer Muniratra is all set to produce a new film called 'Kurukshetra' and the film is likely to be launched on the 23rd of July.

    'Kurukshetra' is based on the Mahabharatha and Muniratna plans to assemble an ensemble cast of Ambarish, Shivarajakumar, Upendra, Puneeth, Darshan and Sudeep. Currently, Muniratna has approached only Darshan and Darshan has been bagged for the role of Duryodhana in the film. Apart from that Muniratna is yet to finalise other star cast and technicians.

    Senior director Naganna who had directed 'Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna' is directing the film. The film will be launched in July and is likely to be released in February next year.

  • Kurukshetra' To Release On Varamahalakshmi Festival

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    The release date of Darshan starrer 'Kurukshetra' has finally been announced and the film is all set to release on the auspicious day of Varamahalakshmi festival on the 09th of August.

    Producer Muniratna had organised a press conference regarding the film and has announced that he will be releasing the film on the 09th of August across India. The film will be not only releasing in Kannada, but also in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam. Another highlight is the film will be releasing in 2D and 3D versions simultaneously,

    'Kurukshetra' is based on the Mahabharatha and Darshan has played the role of Duryodhana, while Ravichandran is seen in the role of Krishna in this film. Apart from that Ambarish, Srinivasamurthy, Nikhil Kumar, Shashikumar, Sonu Sood, Ravishankar, Srinath, Haripriya and others are play prominent roles in the film.

  • Life Jothe Ondu Selfie Launched

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    Dinakar Thoogudeepa's new film 'Life Jothe Ondu Selfie' which stars Prem, Prajwal and Haripriya in prominent roles was launched today morning at Kanteerava Studios in Bangalore.

    Actor and Dinakar's brother Darshan came over as chief guest and sounded the clap for the first shot featuring Prem, Prajwal and Haripriya.

    Dinakar's wife Manasa has written the story for Dinakar is back with 'Life Jothe Ondu Selfie'. Raghu Shastry and Chintan are writing the lyrics. V Harikrishna is composing the music for the film, while Niranjan Babu is the cameraman.

  • M D Sridhar To Direct Darshan's 50th Film

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    Well known director M D Sridhar will be directing the 50th film of Darshan. The film will start only after Darshan completes his 49th film to be directed by 'Milana' Prakash.

    Earlier, the 50th film of Darshan was supposed to be directed by his brother Dinakar. The film was also titled as 'Sarvantharyami' and Dinkar was waiting for his term to direct the film. He was busy with the pre-production of the film. But now there is a news that Sridhar will be directing the 50th film of Darshan as Dinakar is not thorough with the script.

    The film will be produced by Darshan's friends from Mysore.

  • Majestic Director PN Sathya No More

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    Kannada super hit Majestic movie fame director PN Sathya is no more. Sathya was not well from last few months and was undergoing treatment.

    Sathya was the favourite director for Challenging star Darshan. He has directed five movies of Darshan. For his first movie Majestic in 2002 MG Ramamurthy was the producer and it was a super hit and gave life to Darshan and MG Ramamurthy. His next movies Don, Daasa, Sardaara became super hits. Sathya was not only a director and he was also a actor.

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    Sathya has given hits with Sudeep in Gooli, with Shivarajkumar in Don, Hatrick Hodi Maga, Sugreeva Prajwal Devaraj in Kencha. 

    Satya who worked as an associate for many directors turned independent director with 'Majestic'. The film was a huge hit and after that Satya went on to direct films like 'Don', 'Dasa', 'Sardara', 'Thangigagi', 'Gooli', 'Hodi Maga' and others. He also acted in many films in negative characters and went on to become a hero through 'Pagal'. After that he directed 'Jedarahalli', 'Shivajinagara' and 'Bangalore Underworld'. His last movie was Mari Tiger starring Vinood Prabhakar.

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    Sathya recently attended 16th anniversary function of Majestic. Chitraloka deeply mourn the death of PN Sathya

  • Making Video Of 'Kurukshetra' Released

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    Darshan's 50th film 'Kurukshetra' which is in the post-production stage is all set to be released in the month of May. Meanwhile, the making video of the film was released during the inauguration of the Innovative Film Festival in Bidadi,

    'Kurukshetra' is based on the Mahabharatha and Darshan has played the role of Duryodhana, while Ravichandran is seen in the role of Krishna in this film. Apart from that Ambarish, Srinivasamurthy, Nikhil Kumar, Shashikumar, Sonu Sood, Ravishankar, Srinath, Haripriya and others are play prominent roles in the film. 

    The film is being produced by Muniratra. Senior director Naganna who had directed 'Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna' is directing the film.

  • Media Persons Boycott Jaggu Dada Launch

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    Media persons particularly from Kannada news channels on Monday boycotted the launch of Darshan starrer 'Jaggu Dada' being directed by Raghavendra Hegde. The channels decision to boycott the launch of Darshan's new film is however, Darshan's behaviour. On Sunday night, many news channels had gathered near Darshan's house for the coverage of his birthday. At the same time, fans of Darshan had gathered in huge numbers to wish their favourite star on his birthday. Just when everything was right, some of the fans attacked a news channel's crew who had gone to cover the birthday celebrations of the actor. They not only smashed the camera, but also damaged the OB van of ETV news.

    The news reporters however tried to contact Darshan, but their efforts went in vain as Darshan did not meet them as he was busy celebrating with his fans. When brought in to the notice on Monday morning, Darshan said that the news about his fans attacking the channel crew didn't come to his notice. Darshan even said that his fans might not have done like that.

    So, all the channels who very much upset about Darshan's remarks and behaviour decided to boycott the film's muhurath. So, 'Jaggu Dada' was launched without the presence of many news channels. How will Darshan react to this is yet to be seen in the coming days?

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