Gandhinagar Grapevine

Gandhinagar Grapevine

Gandhinagar Grapevine

ShivarajkumarSeeking blessings for Shivanna

Namma Hat-trick hero Shivanna is celebrating his 48th birthday this Sunday. 

Which means celebrations all round, with several pounds of cake, man-size garlands and the euphoria of hordes of fans from all walks of life.

Here is one such group of die-hard fans of Shivanna who are celebrating their favourite star’s birthday, not in Bangalore, but at far-away Sri Kalahasti! 

Once there, the PaRaShiPu fan’s association will offer special poojas to Sri Kalahasteeshwara, followed by mass-feeding the devotees of the temple.

For Parvatamma, Raghavendra, Shivarajkumar, Puneet Rajkumar (in short, PaRaShiPu) fans, such celebrations are not new as previous celebrations have already been held in places including Male Mahadeshwara Hills and Nanjangud.

However, this year’s celebrations have an added significance... Sri Kalahasti is known for its nagapoojas, which is suppose to ward off obstacles in a person’s life.

For the last two years, Shivanna’s fans have been waiting for that elusive hit from their idol. 

By filing a special application before the Almighty, these fans hope to see their star’s
fortunes turning for the better. We hope so too.

‘Eddelu Manjunatha’ ready for release

 Yagna Shetty with Jaggesh After a fair amount of delay, Guruprasad directed Eddelu Manjunatha is finally ready
to be released next week and no one was as relieved as producer Sanathkumar.
However, there seemed to be no let-up in the controversies with director Guru absent from the song screening and hero Jaggesh describing his director as Brahmagnani but
silent — wonder where he was heading?  Still, Sanath put a brave face and said the usual words of being confident of the film’s success. His worries are not over though with the sceptre of piracy overshadowing everything else (read profit) for the producer.
Anoop Seelin and heroine Yagna narrated their experiences. 

However, the absence of Guru, who is in Mysore for his animation film Bombe Aatavayya, was glaring. 

Hope Lord Manjunatha himself will resolve all the difficulties of the producers.

Interesting script

Director Prakash has turned producer with Gokula. Under the Abhaya Suriya banner (his son’s name), the director, who dabbled with a variety of films including Rishi and Milana, chose not to reveal much about the script.

All he said was that it was a tale of four orphans who grow up in an orphanage and set out to find their destiny in the society. 

Prakash has taken Dhimaku Magesh, Yellappa and Rakshit Shivaram’s help to finetune the script.

Vijayaraghavendra, Yash, television actor-director Pawan and Raghuraj are
playing the orphans on the one side while Sumithra and Srinivasamurthy play
aging parents. 

Sumithra’s daughter Nakshatra plays a middle-class girl in the film while Pooja is a medical student. Calling this a fresh concept, Prakash says the film has lots of emotions and lovely songs, composed by Mano Murthy, who has joined the team after Milana and is providing five songs.

Gokula will also introduce Riteesha, of the Voice of India fame.

Vijayaraghavendra is glad to have waited three years to work with Prakash again as he is delighted with the concept and the interesting script.

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