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Bengaluru: ‘Olle Huduga’ Pratham who won the hearts of Kannadigas by emerging as the winner of ‘Bigg Boss’ this year has turned out to be the favourite of movie-makers. For, Pratham has landed lead roles in not just one movie but four movies to be directed by acclaimed directors Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar and S Narayan. Buzz is that Pratham has been flooded with offers from various production houses thanks to his popularity courtesy ‘Bigg Boss’. He is expected to begin shooting from March.

Bengaluru: Talented actor and art director Arun Sagar continues to charm us with his 'out-of-the-box' brilliance. Recently, a video of Arun Sagar performing a gig with his equally talented daughter in his bathroom has gone viral on social media.

Rangoon is director Vishal Bhardwaj's monumental and rewarding work. It is a classic, weighed and measured by the style and manner of its narrative. Adapted from the English film "Casablanca", it is a simple romance triangle set in India, circa 1943, against the backdrop of World War II.

Bengaluru: 'Cheluvina Chittara' girl Amulya will soon enter into marital bliss with MBA graduate Jagadish, son of former Rajarajeshwarinagar corporator GH Ramachandra. Families of Amulya and Jagadish met at actor 'Golden Star' Ganesh's home and sealed the relationship, said actor Ganesh's wife and BJP leader Jagadish to a television channel. Their engagement will be held on March 6, she said.

Bengaluru: Decibel levels rose at the audio launch of Kannada film 'Komali', and it was not pleasant at all.  The audio launch was organised at Samsa Bayalumandira in Ravindra Kalakshetra premises on Tuesday evening. As soon as director Vikas Madkari and producer T Varada Reddy appeared on the stage to launch the audio, financier Mahesh Kumar Kodi from Hyderabad cornered Varada Reddy, demanding the producer return the money he had borrowed for the promotion of Komali, a bilingual film being made in Kannada and Telugu.

Bengaluru: Writer KS Nissar Ahmed, who has been highly critical of Kannada films, was in for a surprise when actor Prem Kumar said he would quit the film industry if the writer disliked his latest film 'Chowka'. “You have criticised Kannada films for lack of quality or poor quality. Now I want you to watch my latest film 'Chowka'. I am sure you will like it. If you don’t like it and give the reason for your disliking it, I will quit acting in films,’’ said Prem Kumar at a website launch function held at SRV theatre situated at Malleshwaram 15th Cross on Tuesday.

New Delhi: Veteran actor Liam Neeson, who has impressed movie lovers worldwide with his work in films like "Schindler's List" and "Taken", says today's generation prefers replacing the "older items" to "repairing them". And it worries him. "Overall, I feel today's generation prefers to replace older items rather than repair them. I'm pretty old-fashioned in that sense. They just don't fix things any more. It gives me cause for worry," Neeson, who has been in the film industry for almost four decades now, told IANS in an email interview.

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan, who went to cast vote in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, was not allowed as his name was missing from the voter list. "My name has unfortunately not shown up in the list. It's very bizarre because I voted last year," Varun said as he stepped out of the polling booth. The 29-year-old, who was upset because of the incident, said, "I'm going to find out where my name is from the Election Commission." The 'Dishoom' star even urged people to go and vote "as it is very important."

Mumbai: The shoot of Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha starrer "Ittefaq' -- a recreation of the late Yash Chopra's eponymous 1969 directorial -- began here on Monday, with superstar Shah Rukh Khan giving his creative inputs on the set. Shah Rukh's Red Chillies Entertainment is co-producing the movie along with Dharma Productions and B.R. Films. It is being directed by the late B.R. Chopra's grandson Abhay.

Bengaluru: AMR Ramesh, the director behind films such as ‘Police Quarters’, ‘Minchina Ota’, ‘Cyanide’, and ‘Attahasa’, is all set to begin shooting his next film 'Aaspota', which will deal with the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. The film will be made in Kannada, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The shooting is expected to commence on April 19 in Sri Lanka. “I have planned to shoot for 12 days in Sri Lanka. The film will be shot in Tamil Nadu and Bengaluru,’’ said Ramesh.

Mumbai: Actress Kiara Advani, who has featured in films like "Fugly" and "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story", is now gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film "Machine". She considers herself lucky that she is not yet slotted in any genre. "I think I'm very lucky that I have not been slotted yet. In 'Fugly', I played a raw, earthy and very confident Delhiite. In '...Dhoni', you saw me as a simple innocent first lady of cricket, and in 'Machine' you will see me as glamorous and very urban," Kiara told IANS.

New Delhi: Actress-producer Dia Mirza says she may not be tech savvy, but she realises the importance to understand technology as a consumer. "I'm not tech savvy but I think as a consumer it's very important to understand what it is that we are consuming --and whether it's the technology that we bring home, whether it's lifestyle products or the food we eat or whatever," Dia told IANS here.

Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu is set to attend a fan's wedding in Secunderabad next month. The "Running Shaadi" actress and her fan have been communicating regularly over emails and chats. He also has an official of the Taapsee Pannu fan club. He recently reached out to Taapsee and sent her an invite for his wedding. 

Bengaluru: The much-hyped, big-budget and multi-star cast Kannada film Hebbuli is set to hit silver screen on February 23. The film Hebbuli was supposed to be released in January, but was delayed by a month due to unavoidable circumstances. Its post-production work, including certification by Censor Board, was completed on Saturday.

Are you familiar with Mr Nags Prank Call on YouTube in which Mr Nagesh wants to go honeymoon with Ravi’s wife? Danish Sait played the role of Nagesh who makes the prank call that makes Ravi angry. Danish Sait, the grandson of former minister late Aziz Sait, is set to entertain Kannada film buffs for more than two hours.

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