Kannada Actor Vishnucardhan Dead

Popular kannada actor vishnuvardhan dies of heart attack.
Yesterday kannada film industry lost C.Ashwath and today Vishnuvardhan.

Dr. Vishnuvardhan dies today(30th Dec) morning in mysore around 2:30am. Vishnuvardhan is survived by his wife Bharathi and two daughters Chandana and Keerthi (actor Aniruddha's wife).
Actor's body to be kept at National college grounds. Security stepped up in bangalore afters Vishnuvardhan's death.
Schools, colleges closed following vishnuvardhan's death.

Messages are pouring in for vishnuvardhan. A few are here:

Garjane nillisida sahasa simha vishnuvardhan
- Manu (Davanagere)

kuchuku kuchuku kuchuku nanu chaddi dost kano kuchuku...
namma preetiya dost, ramachari vishnu dada higiddare marali barada haage..
abhimaanigala hrudayadali soothakada hoge.. :(
- Kiran (Nagarabhavi)

(Send sms to 9886841085)

Kannada singer C Ashwath died today

Such a bad news. Renowned kannada singer C Ashwath died in Bangalore today.

Last week following a severe stomach ache, he was rushed to the hospital (Thursday). While he was quite healthy on Thursday morning, he got sick in the afternoon and had to be admitted to ICU at Columbia Asia Hospital, Bangalore.

The singer was undergone treatment for liver and kidney problems at the same hospital last week.

If im not wrong, today is his birthday(29th Dec). :(
Let us pray for him, let his sole be in please.

A BIG loss :(

Kannada Director Nagathihalli Chandrashekar accused of slapping Actress Aindrita Ray

Kannada Actress Aindrita Ray on Thursday alleged that award-winning director Nagathihalli Chandrashekar slapped her on the sets in Hong Kong, resulting in ear damage.

Aindrita, who is shooting for Kannada movie "Nooru Janmaku Nooraaru Janmaku" directed by Nagathihalli, in a complaint to the film chamber and producers’ association, has said: “On December 6, Nagathihalli attacked me without provocation. He slapped me on the face and I am not able to hear properly from my left ear. During the shots, he behaved indecently. Before attacking me on the sets, he used to call me at nights and harass me during the shoot.”

Aindrita, who was accompanied by her mother at Hong Kong, has also said that Nagathihalli’s manager had asked her to come alone for the shoot.

Nagathihalli said the allegation is baseless. “I did not ask her not to be accompanied by her mother. She used to go for betting and would reach late on the sets. When she once came three hours late, I objected and she pushed me... I am ready for any kind of inquiry,” he said.


KFCC president Jaimala said she will hold a meeting with Aindrita and Nagathihalli on Friday to hear their versions.

Ilayaraja scoring for Kannada movie Suryakaanti

Musical genius Ilayaraja was in namma Bengaluru over the weekend for the final mixing of Suryakanti. Word has it that the legend doesn’t usually partake in such events, especially if it’s outside Chennai. He sends his sound engineers to do the job. “But he made an exception in this case because he was happy with both his work and the film. So he wanted to be here personally to ensure that everything goes smoothly,” says suryakanthi director Chaitanya.

Ilayaraja, says Chaitanya, has made a detour from his usual style in this flick. “He’s used a lot of modern music and funky beats in this project. There’s also a lot of jazz,” the director tells us.

He made another exception for Bangalore. “It’s been eight years since he did a television interview. But during his visit, Ilayaraja did back-toback interviews with various channels. He’s very camera shy, so it was a huge feat for him,” shares Chaitanya.

The much-feted music composer has scored six songs for the film, the most popular being Swalpa Soundu Jasti Maadu, the lyrics of which have been penned by Yograj Bhat. “Ilayaraja understands my way of working and knows how I treat a film. He’s a master at re-recording. Music isn’t just about composing; it’s about good background scores too,” says Chaitanya. But it’s also said that the master isn’t at his best these days. “That depends on the film-maker he’s working with. If Ilayaraja is excited about a project, he’ll give it his best. He’s not someone who’s easily impressed. You have to motivate him with quality work,” explains Chaitanya. So did they also discuss his latest, Paa? “Ilayaraja was very excited about the film. He spoke to Balki a couple of times while he was here,” signs off Chaitanya K.

Is Jennifer kotwal seeing kannada film Bisile co-star Diganth??

JENNIFER KOTWAL has been MIA for quite a while — a back injury keeping her out of commission for the better part of 2009. “I wasn’t doing films because of that injury. I’ve been doing commercials and making public appearances, and was in the US for three months,” explains the actress.

Jennifer kotwal also occasionally passed through Bangalore whenever she was required for the shoot of the much-delayed kannada movie Bisile. In fact, there were rumours that JK was seeing her Bisile co-star Diganth.

Did that bother her Mumbai-based businessman boyfriend? “I’m officially single,” says Jennifer. However, she admits that she can be “candid” with Diganth. “He’s not only smart but very friendly. I’m damn crazy on the sets and he understands my craziness,” she says.

Despite the delay, Jennifer admits that shooting for kannada film Bisile was fun. “The crew was a young lot, so things got crazy on the sets. We had a lot of fun,” she says, adding that she’s looking forward to the film’s release, which will be in mid-December. “Now that I’ve recovered from my back injury, I’ll take up as many projects as I can. The shoot of Jogi 2 will begin next year,” she tells us.

What about her Bollywood debut, the Himesh Reshammiyastarrer, Mudh Mudh Ke Na Dekh Mudh Mudh Ke? “That’s been put on hold for a few months. They’re planning some budget cuts. Besides, they approached me for the film, not the other way around,”.

Kannada film Ghatashraddha in top 20 best films made in India

If you are getting bored of reading posts like why Ramya said no to Prakash Rai's film at the last moment or Radhika gave birth to baby girl, then here is some quality news.

Ghatashraddha (death rites), the Kannada movie based on U R Ananthamurthy’s short story and directed by Girish Kasaravalli, has been voted as one of the 20 best films made in 100 years of Indian film history.

According to sources, 1.6 million people have voted for this movie. It was announced at the International Film Festival being held in Goa.

This was Kasaravalli’s first movie, done in black and white in 1977. “I had Meena, Ajit, Narayana Bhat, Ramakrishna, B Suresha and Shantha in the movie which had music directed by B V Karanth and camerawork by S Ramachandra.’’

The story is about a cruel way of excommunication. The death rites are performed for a living person to mark excommunication from Brahmin society.

Kasaravalli said: “It was a powerful and extraordinary story. It spoke of rituals and traditions in Brahmin families. It was my first movie after I graduated from the Pune film institute. I had selected Meena Kuttappa, who was a student at that time, for the role of Yamunakka. It won national (Golden Lotus) and state awards.’’

The story goes like this: Yamunakka, a child widow, has an affair with a village schoolteacher and gets pregnant. Her lover arranges for abortion and disappears from the village. The elders discover Yamunakka’s secret and her father performs ghatashraddha.

Prakash Rai debute directorial kannada film in trouble

When Prakash Rai decided to turn director and that too on home turf, it generated huge buzz. The actor and film-maker chose to remake his hit film Abhiyum Naanum in Kannada, which will be titled "Naanu Nanna Kanasu".

Prakash had pencilled in Ramya to play the lead, which was essayed by Trisha in the original. All was going well until the day before Ramya was set to leave for Coorg, where the first schedule of the movie was supposed to be held. The crew of the film has gone ahead with the shoot without the lead actress.

Sources say that there were some budget problems because of which Prakash and Ramya parted ways. If you are thinking how much money kannada actress ramya take per film is, then the answer is approximately 30 lakh. Apparently, the makers — Prakash and B Suresh — had offered her Rs 16 lakh, which is less than half Ramya’s current market value and a friend of ramya says "She will not compromise on her remuneration because then everyone would expect her to do a film for the same amount.”

While Prakash and Suresh remained inaccessible as they’re shooting at the Kelagoor tea estate in Chickmagalur, co-producer Shailaja Nag says, “It’s a rather unfortunate development"

Now big buzz in kannada film industry is who will replace Ramya. And we fot the answer from Shailaja Nag that Amulya to step into Ramya’s shoes. Amulya's first flick "Cheluvina Chittara" was a huge hit and now she’s busy wrapping up Premism and will join the Naanu Nanna Kanasu team soon.