New Kannada fim Lifeu Ishtena?

Kannada director Yograj Bhat is lending his name and banner toLifeu Ishtena?, a bilingual, which will be directed by his assistant Pawan.

Yograj Bhat's assistant and cowriter Pawan Kumar is turning director. But unlike his mentor, the young man is looking to establish his name across the border. The film Lifeu Ishtena? will be made in both Kannada and Tamil.

When we queried the mentor about his contribution to his prodigy's film, he said, “I am providing both moral and immoral support to the project.” Hmmm...whatever that means! Lifeu Ishtena? is produced by Manjunath (Jack Manju) while Yograj productions will be associated with it. “It is no longer feasible to make profits out of Kannada films alone. We have to look beyond it. Yograj Bhat is an easily recognisable name outside the state too,” said Manju.

He was hoping that Yograj fans outside Karnataka would appreciate their “bilingual efforts”.
“Moreover, fresh faces are easily accepted in Tamil. We are hoping to make a dedicated effort in the bilingual. Fresh faces are a bonus in Tamil," he added.

Diganth will play the lead in the film. Talking about the film, Bhat says,”“The script by Pawan is wonderful. It required a wider canvas. The film is a big-budget film and my banner will be a part of the project. I will be writing only a couple of songs.”

The title in Tamil is yet to be finalised as English words cannot be used in Tamil Nadu.