Shivaraj kumar's new kannada film Jogayya

kannada actor Shiva Rajkumar’s 100th film Jogayya is scheduled to go on the floor on July 12, this year, on his birthday. But as of now, the heorine’s chair is up for grabs. Bollywood actor Amisha Patel was touted to play the lead opposite Shivanna, but a few days earlier, it was the latter who let the cat out of the bag. Director and producer of the film Prem is in talks with the pretty Amrita Rao.

Sources say that the Vivah star has demanded Rs 60 lakhs for the role. That is like a heroine asking for the moon in Sandalwood. Prem, whose home production is Jogayya, is willing to offer Rs 45 laks. That’s like giving half a moon. According to industry sources, it is still a damn moon compared to what other actresses are paid.

However, kannada director Prem says that the issue with Amrita is availability of dates and not about money. “We have short-listed Amrita Rao and Anushka Sharma. They say they can give us only five to six days at a stretch. But we need a leading lady who can give us bulk dates for each schedule. No matter what, the heroine for Jogayya will be finalised in a day or two,” says Prem. And suddenly a little birdie tells us that Amrita and Anushka’s loss could be Jacquiline Fernandez’s gain. Prem is said to be in talks with the Sri Lankan born Bollywood actress as well. Whatever happened to all the homegrown heroines of Sandalwood?