Glamourous actress Ragini says she is very much excited about her character in Upendra starrer 'Basavanna'. Speaking to Chitraloka.com after the pooja of the film, 'I didn't know much about the film till a few days back. Director Srinivasaraju recently gave me a reading of the script and explained my character and what I have to do in the film. It is a mind blowing script and both Upendra and I have great roles in the film' said Ragini in a telephonic chat.
This is the first film that Ragini has signed for in the last one year. After 'Ragini IPS' in which she plays the title role, Ragini didn't accept any film except for her special number in Sharan starrer 'Victory'. Ragini says her waiting has finally paid dividends.
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The people of Karnataka on Thursday afternoon was in a shock when news about Ravichandran attempting suicide went viral. But the people sighed a relief when the news turned out to be false.
It all started when a youth who was a resident of Hanumanthanagar went to a printing press in Chamarajpet and gave a order to print a pamphlet announcing Ravichandran's attempt for suicide. When the owner of the press got a doubt about the whole issue and asked about it, the youth is said to have said that he got the information from Ravichandran's brother Balaji that his brother has committed suicide because of his financial conditions. The owner enquired from his sources about Ravichandran and found that Ravichandran is hail and healthy. The Suvarna news channels then confirmed the whole incident and rumours about Ravichandran committing suicide are baseless.
Speaking to Chitraloka.com Ravichandran confirmed that the news is false and baseless. 'I am not afraid of such rumours and these kind of rumours are not new to me. I am not a person who commits suicide. I am a person with positive attitude and I don't care for such rumours. But I am afraid how my family reacts when they hear such news. Last time when such a rumour broke out, my father was upset for a week. Actually I was shooting at that time and my father didn't let the news to reach me. This time I happened to hear the news first and told my wife not to tell the news to my mother so that she won't be upset to hear such a kind of news' said Ravichandran.
Ragini who has always maintained that item numbers must be called special songs have reiterated that once again. The actress after being seen in the special item song in Sharan starrer 'Victory' is once again will be seen in an item song in 'Ragini IPS' and on Thursday Ragini was talking to few media persons regarding the usage of item dancer in the sets of 'Ragini IPS'.
'I don't understand why they call it as an item song or an item dancer. I would like to call it as a special song. According to me, the usage of item is itself wrong. Item is a non-living object and item and human beings are two different subjects. Human beings are not items and I don't like to call it as an item dance. It's just a wrong notion and I would like to call it as a special appearance' said Ragini.
Re-affirming their friendship in the industry, Sudeep has not only complimented Darshan on the success of Bulbul, but also called him the No 1 in the industry. Before flying to Pune for shooting Bigg Boss on Thursday afternoon, Sudeep said on his micro-blogging account, "Congrats to the team of Bulbul for a wonderful success. I had predicted that my buddy was knocking the door of being # 1, Well "D,, was I wrong''? !
In an industry rife with rivalry, Sudeep's words come as a surprise, acknowledging another actor as No 1. Some years ago, the two were considered bitter rivals. A big hue and cry was made out of two film dialogues in their respective films. Sudeep had a line in a film which said he studied in a Convent. This was seen as a counter to Darshan's line in his previous film where he said he was from a government school. But in real life, the two have become great pals.
Darshan refers to Sudeep in his micro-blogging site as 'chinna,' while Sudeep calls Darshan 'D.'
Actress Ramya has said that she didn't take any money either to join politics or campaign to contestants and was shocked when people asked her whether she took money to plunge into politics.
Ramya was talking at the Meet the Press programme at the Bangalore Press Club when a question was shot whether Ramya also has taken money to join politics.
Answering the question, 'I have not taken any remuneration to neither join politics nor campaign for elections. I was taken aback and was quite shocked when many asked me the same questions. I have not come here to make money. I get enough money from films itself. It is not as if I have to make money in politics. I joined politics because we need likeminded people to serve the people' said Ramya.
Ramya said she may contest the next year's MP elections. 'I have been asked by my high command to get ready if there is a need. Right now I am busy with this election's campaigns. Let's see what the high command has in store for me' said Ramya.