Kannada film star Kiccha Sudeep who was a special attraction in the audio release function of Prem Adda starring director cum actor Prem and directed by Mahesh Babu has recently completed his portions of the shooting for a Telugu film "Action' directed by Anil Sankura. He had earlier produced the Telugu film Dookudu starring Mahesh Babu and directed by Sreenu Vaitla which turned out to be the biggest Tollywood hit in recent times.
Kiccha Sudeepa will be playing himself in the film which is a remake of Hollywood film Hangover. He is playing the role originally played by World renowned Boxer Mike Tyson. The Telugu film has Allari Naresh, Raju Sundaram, Vybhava Reddy, Shaam, Neelam Upadhyay and Sneha Ullal playing lead roles. Bappi Lahari, son of Well knownBollywood Music director Bappi Lahiri is composing music for this film, while the background score is done by music director Thaman.
The information about the shooting of Kiccha's portions has been kept as a secret by the Telugu film unit and not even the vigilant Telugu film press had an inkling about Kiccha Sudeep's participation in the shooting of the film.
A commotion was created in Mysore's Lalith Mahal palace on Thursday morning when hordes of protestors in Mysore attacked the caravan and equipment vans and demanded the stopping of the Kannada film shooting starring Ramya and Diganth. The film is directed by Kodi Ramakrishna. They even tried to attack the caravan in which Ramya was present. The identity of the protestors were unknown though they claimed to be part of Cauvery Water protection committee and supporters of Bharat Bandh.
However it is to the credit of the leading Kannada film actress Ramya that she did not lose her composure, but yet gave an advise to protestors to protect the dignity of woman in such protests. "Why should you people attack caravan and try to storm inside. It is wrong' Ramya is reported to have told according to eye witnesses present in the shooting spot.
The audio of Yogaraj Bhat's "Drama' produced by Jayanna and Bhogeendra and featuring Yash and Radhika Pandit in main roles will be released officially on Friday night at a function. Earlier the audio will be released in the 50th Ganesha festival celebrations to be held in Basavanagudi on 20th Evening where Hari Krishna has been invited as a chief guest and performer. The artists and technicians along with director Yogaraj Bhat will be present in Basavanagudi on Thursday night.
It is still not known whether the Friday's official release of the audio will be in a press meet or a get together function.
Drama has been a hugely awaited film as this is for the first time Yogaraj Bhat has made a departure from his traditional mode of narrating the story of films. The film has a large contingent of artists and it has all elements of fun, fights, and visually stronger songs.
The audio/CD album of Mekha Murali Krishna's film "Prem Adda' was released in Rajajinagar Ram Mandir grounds on Wednesday night which also happened to be Vinayaka Chaturthi celebration day. The programme was colorful in the sense that it had a mix of politicians and film personalities on the stage. Sriramulu who has just started BSR political party recently was one of the guests, while Kiccha
Sudeep and Raghavendra Raj Kumar were present to wish Prem and Rakshitha. Mahesh Babu, the director of the film was also present.
Kiccha Sudeep released the audio CD of the film, while Kiccha wished the film a big success. Kiccha had just come to the city after participating in a shooting schedule of his 3D film made in Hindi and Telugu. Music director Hari Krishna was also present.
Sriramulu made a political speech to announce that he will be sanctioning Rs. 5000 monthly pension to all senior artists. Kiccha remembered that he had played cricket at Ram Mandir grounds and even said that he would have been tortured by Rakshitha if he had not attended the function. Raghavendra Raj Kumar wished Mahesh Babu who had directed films like Akash and Arrasu for his production house.
All the speakers who are part of the film said that songs rendered by Hari Krishna and the picturisation have come out superbly and they are sure that the audio gets a big applause from the music lovers of Kannada films.
Real Star Upendra's new directorial venture to be produced by his wife and actress Priyanka Upendra is all set to be launched, according to sources. But now the script work is still to be done. It may be taken up only after Upendra finishes his work for K.Manju's new production "Super Kick' to be directed by Ramesh Arvind.
Ramesh Arvind will be also returning to direction after a gap by directing a film for Upendra. Earlier he had to direct a film for legendary actor Dr. Vishnuvardhana, but it did not materialise.
Another film with Shivanna is on cards for this hugely successful director for which details are not forthcoming. Super Kick is the remake of Telugu film Kick starring Ravi Teja and Ileana. The film became a sensational hit and producer K.C.N.Kumar had obtained the remake rights for making a film with Kiccha Sudeep. But since Sudeep is not interested to do any remakes in future, the project was dropped and a new film will be taken up which will have an original story. The director for this project has not yet been finalised.
K.C.N. Kumar sold the remake rights to K. Manju and he immediately approached Upendra to work out a film under the direction of Ramesh Arvind. He had already discussed the project with Ramesh Arvind earlier. Ramesh Arvind will direct this film and also playing the role of Shyam in the original Kick.
The cast and crew for this film is not finalised yet, but P.K.H.Doss is likely to be the cinematographer for this film. Hari Krishna may be the choice for music direction. Since the heroine will have a
performance oriented character, a suitable character has to be finalised for this film.
The urgency to launch this film immediately after the completion of Topiwala directed by RJ Srini is that now Bollywood actor Salman Khan is all set to start shooting for Hindi remake of Kick shortly.
Salman Khan is finishing his projects quite early by offering bulk dates for his producers. K.Manju wants that the Kannada version to be released earlier than the Hindi version.
This may delay the launch of Uppi's directorial venture to March or April, by which time the script and dialogue writing work and selection of artists and technicians for the film would have been completed.