Time to shed the glamour

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Time to shed the glamour

BUSY Ganesh

Ganesh may be busy with his maiden directorial project Kool, but that has not stopped the actor from signing films being made by other production houses.

Recently, the Golden Star bagged the lead role in the Kannada remake of the critically-acclaimed Tamil film Mynaa.

The remake rights of the film have been bought by K Manju, who had last produced Aramane, which had also starred Ganesh.

“The film has won a lot of critical acclaim and has done financially well in Tamil Nadu too. So I am sure people out here will enjoy the movie. Working with Ganesh has always been a pleasure and this will be my second film with him. Having seen the original, I feel he suits the role completely,” says Manju, who is yet to finalise on the heroine.

Gaining the rights of the film was not an easy task at all. Apparently, there were many producers, who wanted to get the rights too. So how did Manju manage to bag the rights? “It’s pure luck,” he smirks.

Prabhu Solomon, who directed the original, has been roped in for this one as well and Guruprasad will be writing the dialogues.

“Since Ganesh is busy with his own production at present, we plan on starting the film during the end of January,” says Manju, who has films like Happy Husbands, Jolly Boy and Shikari, up for release as well. After Cheluvina Chittara, Ganesh has been seen playing only urbane, lover-boy roles.

This film will see him in a rustic get-up again. “He will be seen in a new look in this film since the role demands a lot of intensity. And I am sure he will do justice to it,” adds Manju.

Mynaa is the love story of two people who grow up together. Strong characterisation, music and humour were some of the highlights of the original version.

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