Golden star Ganesh as Dancing Star in his next home production

NAMSKARA, Namskara, Namskara. You saw your favourite Comedy Time Ganesh become the Golden Star. And in 2010, the Kannada actor, who’s popular for his lover boy act, is set to change track.

In his next movie, Ganesh will be presented as a dancing star. “He has already proved his mettle as an actor. So, in our next outing, which will again be a home production, we’ll experiment with an image that G has never donned before this. He will be seen at his grooving best. He will then officially be known as the Dancing Star. I plan to portray him like Shahid Kapoor and Allu Arjun in Chance Pe Dance and Arya 2,” says Shilpa, wife of actor Ganesh.

“Nobody can showcase Ganesh the way I do. I know what’s best for him and it’s a given since I’m his wife and know him so closely,” adds the producer. “We will begin with a make-over and give him a suave look. I’m already in talks with a biggie from Mumbai to work with us on the project. It’ll be a musical sensation. Also, I love the way Farah Khan presents her heroes — I want to make G look like that. Every girl will fall in love with him,” smiles Shilpa.

Gossip has it that it’s Shilpa who’s behind the tremendous change in G — be it his styling, fitness or success. “Really? Actually yes. I’ve changed his food habits to begin with. Remember how fat he looked in Mungaru Male? He’s become more diet-conscious now. He works out and is totally dedicated to his craft. His dress sense has improved because I ensure he’s togged in the best brands. But I also have to give him credit because he’s very organised and focused. I just support him,” explains Shilpa.

They work together as friends rather than a married couple. Shilpa admits she had a strategy in place even when she got going with Maleyali Jotheyali. “Other than a good script and cast, I ensured that we were associated with the biggest brands. We tied up with two corporate giants and a local channel that Ganesh began his career with,” she says. After becoming the brand ambassador of a cola brand and a cellular company, we hear an international brand will soon tie up with Ganesh. “He has everyone swooning over him, especially women. But I know only I have him, so that’s even better,” laughs Shilpa.