Shivarajkumar's daughter, Nirupama, is getting engaged in April next year. Sources confirmed that the marriage of the actor's daughter has been fixed. Nirupama is a doctor having completed her MBBS a few years ago.
The bridegroom, Dilip is also a doctor, sources say. Nirupama is the elder daughter of Shivanna. More details are awaited about the marriage. Shivanna, 52, and wife Geetha, have two daughters and Nirupama is the eldest.
Sandalwood's ace playback singer Rajesh Krishnan is back to acting. His comeback film is aptly titled Melody. Rakesh Adiga is the second hero in the film. The film is also a comeback as director for K Nanjunda, one of the popular scriptwriters in Kannada. Nanjunda had earlier directed Kanasalu Neene Manasalu Neene with Prakash Rai in the lead. He comes back to direction with Melody.
The shooting of the film starts on January 20 and is said to be a triangular love story. Krishna Murthy a businessman has turned producer with the film. Song recording for the film under LN Shastry is underway. Acting is not new to Rajesh Krishnan. He has played lead roles as well and his best known role is in Yograj Bhat's Gaalipata. Sources say a popular Malayalam actress has been roped in to play the female lead but her identity has not yet been revealed.
The Bangalore traffic police have roped in Kiccha Sudeep as the brand amabassador for their campaign for auto drivers. He joins Rahul Dravid, who is the brand ambassador for the use of helmet by two-wheeler drivers. Shooting for the advertisement with Sudeep wearing auto driver's uniform was shot on Sunday.
The traffic police will use this image across the city to inform auto drivers to follow traffic rules and safety standards. The police want to use the popularity of the actor to streamline the standards of the over 50,000 auto rickshaws in Bangalore. From time to time, the city police have roped in popular celebrities from various fields including Dharmadikari Veerendra Hegde and Rahul Dravid as their brand ambassadors.
After a year without any release, Puneeth's new film Ninnindale is scheduled to be released on January 9. 2013 is the only year since 2002 that there is no single release for Puneeth. Ninnindale, directed by Tollywood director Jayanth C Paranjee is gearing up for an early 2014 release.
The audio launch is scheduled for this week and though the release date of the film has not been officially announced sources said that the team has decided on January 9th. The official announcement can be made only after the film is censored. Former Miss India Erika Fernandes is paired with Puneeth in the film and it is her first Kannada film.
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If sources are to be believed, then the remake of 'Oh My God' has been titled as 'Kichcha Nee Begane Baro' and the film is likely to roll after 'Manikya'.
Earlier, there was news that the remake of 'Oh My God' will start only after Sudeep finishes his prior commitments and the film will start not less than mid 2015. Sources say, Sudeep has changed his mind and will be quickly finishing 'Kichcha Nee Begane Baro' after he is completely thorough with 'Manikya'.
'Kichcha Nee Begane Baro' is being produced by Sudeep's closest friend Yogi (Dwarkish's son) and being directed by Pon Kumar. Sudeep is only an actor in the film and he comes only in the second half of the film. According to sources, the team may require Sudeep's call sheet for not more than 15 days and that's why Sudeep has decided to not to postpone the project till 2015 and instead complete his portion quickly before jumping to his next film to be directed by K S Ravikumar.