Actress Avantika Shetty of Rangitaranga fame has made a major allegation against the producer Suresh of Raju Kannada Medium movie about the mischief which has happened in the sets during the shooting. Avantika has posted a letter in her twitter handle and this has become a big news.
Chitraloka called up producer Suresh and he told `I don’t know what all the allegations she has made against me. We saw her performance in Rangitaranga and gave chance for our movie Raju Kannada Medium. As you know I have produced several films including Shivalinga starring Shivarajkumar. Till now there is no allegations against me in any of my movies. Being a producer I will be going to the sets and my major work is to arrange the funds for the shooing. If she says set boys used to behave badly with her why she did not complain to us. Does she mean all the set boys treated her like that. Why was she quite till 70% of our shooing is completed. Moreover her last shooting was held in March first week. Now after three months she is making all these allegations. She has fought with many people including the hotel staff at Gold Pinch where she stayed. If I tell an incident you will laugh. She said somebody has stolen the dry fruits in her room! Imran Sardaria who is the choreographer for songs has also complained about her bad performance and it has become a big task to choreograph her. After seeing all these things we decided to drop her out and re shoot her portions.
Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee says though he is ready to act in Kannada films, he has not got any offers from the Kannada film industry so far.
Manoj was talking to few media persons after the press conference of Bollywood film. When asked about why he has not acted in Kannada films so far, Manoj said that he has not got any offers from the Kannada film industry.
'I want to act in all languages and industries. I have acted in Telugu and Tamil films and I am pretty excited to work in Kannada also. But I haven't got any offers from the Kannada film industry so far. If I get offer and if something excites me, I will definitely act' said Manoj.
Actor Duniya Vijay wife Keerthi has a surprise in store for him on his birthday on 20th February. She is gifting an auto to a handicapped person on the occasion of her husband's birthday.
Keerthi was working in a private MNC company before she got married to actor Vijay. On his last birthday, she had gifted a watch to Vijay.
Speaking to Chitraloka, Mrs Keerthi said "Before the marriage I had gifted a watch to Vijay earlier. I had saved some money from my salary when I was working in a private company. I had told Vijay to utilize it. But Vijay did not want to use my amount for anything. When I repeatedly forced him he told to use that for charity. Since his birthday falls on 20th January I supported him by deciding to donate an auto on that day to a physically challenged person since he is also giving an auto to handicap person on that day." Keerthi is thrilled by the turn of events. "I now feel satisfied that I can share my happiness by sharing with my husband," she said.
Actor Jaggesh speaks to Chitraloka.com about his new movie Melkote Manja and his future plans. Jaggesh has played the lead role in the film apart from writing the script and directing the film. Here are excerpts from the interview.
Why the sudden decision to direct a film?
It was not sudden. Direction is not new to me. Officially Guru is the first and only film I have directed till now and Melkote Manja is my second. But unofficially I have directed some of my own films in which I was seen by others only as an actor. I do not wish to tell which films.
Why did you make Melkote Manja your return vehicle as director?
The producer R Krishna is the inspiration for this film. He is a fan of mine. Some people cheated him misusing my name. He is not a wealthy man and earns a living by preparing and selling chips and condiments. He lost the only property he had to the cheating. I felt very sorry for him and wrote the story with this cheating incident as the peg point. I decided to direct the film as well. It was my responsibility to help him, so I wrote the script, dialogues and even one lyrics for Melkote Manja.
How could you manage both acting and direction at the same time?
I agree it is not easy. But direction is not new to me as I said. Even in my earlier films I would be at least part of the discussion on the scenes with the directors. I was involved in the film making process and did not stay on the sets only as an actor. If you see how I have made the shot compositions you will realise that I am not new to direction. Managing hundreds of people on the sets is not easy. It was like maintains a big joint family day after day. I tried to take as minimum takes and shots as possible through planning. I do not believe in 10-15 takes. Usually the first one is the best. That way I kept the actors in full energy including me.
What is Melkote Manja's story?
It is about a conman who cheats people. It is in his nature to cheat. Nobody taught him or inspired him to cheat but he cannot come out of his habit. It is narrated in a humorous way and I have not lost sight of entertainment. It is afterall a comedy film. The film is not about one man but human nature. A cheat cannot survive if all the other people are cunning. Innocent people always get cheated.
What are your future projects?
Apart from my acting assignments I am also planning to direct two more films. I will announce them very soon.
Kirik Party will release on Friday come what may, Rakshit Shetty has said. The film team had decided to fight the copyright case filed against them by Lahari Music in the court and not go for a compromise. The team firmly believes it has not done anything illegal and therefore not bowing before Lahari.
Rakshit Shetty said "At any cost we are releasing our film Kirik Party on 30th December" speaking to Chitraloka. On 28th Lahari Velu has brought a stay on the release of the movie from a court for allegedly using the small bit of tune from Shanti Kranthi movie saying it has copyright over it.
Speaking to Chitraloka Rakshith Shetty said "it was inspirational and Tribute to Hamsalekha and Ravichandran. I don't think there is a copyright for inspiration. We never expected that they will go the court and get stay for the release. Anyhow we will not pay them anything but we will fight the case. Right now we are cutting that full song which is about 5.30 minutes and releasing the film. Later let the court decide who is right and give justice. Our film editing is in such a way that even after cutting the song audience may not feel the cut but a small jerk may be noticed by a few."
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