Pooja Gandhi will be playing a doctor's role in the film Jai Hind, which has a story with patriotic overtones. The film is being produced by Major Sreenivas Poojar and directed by Venugopal.
Poojar's son who had already played the leading role in Ee Sambhashane is the hero of this film. The film was launched on November 4 in Bengaluru in presence of Karnataka Minister Shobha Karandajle and others. Veteran artist Doddanna clapped for the film.
Pooja described her role as supportive to the film's hero. "I am his wife and playing the role of a doctor. She is also part of the operation of her husband who wants to eliminate terrorists' said Pooja.
Nenapirali Prem's next film titled as Kettavanu will be launched in December this year. The film will be directed by debutant Priya who has finished her film direction course in the Film and Television Institute of India. The film will be produced by Raveendar who has now completed a film with Prem titled as I am Sorry, Maththe Banni Preethsonaa.
The other artists and technicians of the film are yet to be selected. Meanwhile Raveendar is now busy giving finishing touches for his film after which he will start promotional work for his directorial venture film.
Actress Sonu is marrying her boyfriend of three years, Manoj Kumar (Manu) today at 12 noon. The wedding is taking place at the Venkateshwara temple near Ranga Shankara in JP Nagar. Manoj is a businessman and family sources said the wedding was planned three months ago. Sonu, daughter of makeup artiste Ramakrishna, started her career with Suri directed Inti Ninna Preethiya .This is where she met Manoj. The couple have the blessings of both the families and the reception will be held in Ganjam Hall in Bull Temple Road on November 3.
The marriage in the temple will be a private affair with only close family and friends attending. The reception however will see the attendance of film industry personalities. Sonu has acted in Kannada films like Paramesha Panwala, Gulama and Police Quarters. She has acted in Tamil film Si vappu Mazhai and Malayalam film Oru Cinema Katha with Mammootty.
The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce along with other industry bodies like the Karnataka Film Producers Association and Karnataka Film Directors and Writers Association have decided to observe an Indefinite bundh of non-Kannada films in the State from December 1. Even the production activities of Kannada films will be stopped. Only the release of already completed Kannada films will be allowed.
The measure is in protest against the problems created by non-Kannada films for the local film industry and the telecast of dubbed films in private television channels.
Decision has also been made to boycott the International Film Festival of India to be held in Goa and the first ever film festival organised by the Kannada Film Academy from November 8.
The Kannada film industry is organising a cricket tournament involving teams from various film industries of India. The organising committee headed by Kannada Cine Artistes' Association president and veteran actor Ambareesh decided on it on Monday evening. Amount raised from this tournment will be used for the Kannada film industry artist and technicians association.
The meeting to decide on the date was finalised in the meeting on November 1st evening. Touenment will start from January 8th to January 23rd 2011. Top actors from all film industries including, Kolywood, Tollywood and Bollywood will participate. Teams will be formed according to the film industries. Total five teams will participate and 10 league matches will take place. Sudeep will head the Sandalwood team.
In the meeting held at the private hotel in Bengaluru, all the topline artists from the Kannada movie industry participated in the meeting.