Kannada superstar Shivrajkumar intends to spread the literacy. He has decided to identify the needy in the seashore areas and give them education. This is the 44th year birthday resolution of Shivanna. He was speaking to film journalists at his residence on his birthday at Sadashivanagar in Bangalore.
In the last 20 years of my career many of the producers, technicians and above all my lovable parents have given me encouragement and the fans have shown great respect and affection. I would like to live with them, mingle with them and trust them immensely. Come what may come. Today I was moved. This birthday is special for me because the fans have done Homa, Havana Pooja, cut the cakes and celebrated as if it is their birthday. This is my punya in this birth. The fans association has taken care of nearly four thousand students in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu schools of uniform, books, chappals etc. If that is what my fans are doing then I thought I should do something in a large scale. That’s why I have arrived with ‘Vidhya Dhaana’ with good support from my fans.
Drawing his attention on the career he said many good films have come to him. Films like Janumadha Jodi, Chiguridha Kanasu remains in memory. I have worked very hard for Chiguridha Kanasu taking care of Hindi diction. Last year the sister sentiment has clicked and I am doing one more ‘Thavarina Siri’ for producer Ramu. Now Jogi and Valmiki are lined up for release. The feel in ‘Jogi’ is very good. That is one my best films Shivanna opined.
All my producers have been affectionate. They don’t come with the commercial mind with me said Shivanna pointing to producer Kanakapura Srinivas who was present at the media meet.
I would take up production from next year. Probably on April 24th 2006 I may produce a different kind of film. The story discussion is already in progress. Asked on the assessment of his career Shivanna declined to do so. It has to be done by media and my fans. I have corrected by diction of Kannada from last eight years. Previously I was very fast in dialogue delivery. I have been corrected as well as complimented by media he said.
After Ashada Masa there is one more surprise that will be announced only then Shivanna smiled. He has grown beard and that is for the ‘Ashoka’ film shooting. Shivanna also patted Tamil film ‘Anniyan’. I have seen ‘Anniyan’ for three times. Since I am also born and brought up in Chennai I know some of the issues taken up there are relevant to the society.
He disclosed that his elder daughter Nirupama has taken up medicine. That is the wish of my father Dr.Rajkumar also. One fine day I may start a hospital for the service of needy with my daughter Nirupama heading the hospital Shivanna looked very confident at this announcement.
Later in the evening Shivanna joined his family members – mother Smt.Parvathamma Rajkumar, wife Geetha, younger brothers Raghavendra, Puneeth - Director General Prisons, Karnataka government Mr Sail, senior journalist Sadashiva Shenoy at a glittering felicitation function. Director Prem, actress Radhika were also felicitated on this occasion by Akila Karnataka Shivrajkumar Abhimanigala Sangha.
Chitraloka editor K.M.Veeresh handed over a CD that consisted of best wishes for Shivrajkumar on his birthday from his fans that has landed up at Chitraloka office from various parts of the world.