Tribute to a young actor

Tribute to a young actor

The audio release of the Kannada film ‘Love is Poison’, starring Rajesh in the lead, turned out to be a tribute to the late actor.

   The event was held at Hotel Citadel recently and the venue was chock-a-block
with family and friends of the cast and crew.

The movie boasts of six songs, which vary in style and pace – E-Khali Hridayamele, Yako Kane Dina, Dyaniyaguvenu, Shyane Ista Cricket, Duddukottere and Kanna Munde Kanna Munde.

“We have faced a lot of obstacles from the time we started working on the movie. But that didn’t stop us in any way,” said Sai Kiran, the music director of the film.

Pointing out that they have dared to experiment with the soundtrack, Sai said,
“We got a mix of songs ranging from romantic to item numbers. I’ve worked in
accordance with the script and the director’s expectations. Now, it is up to the
audience to give the verdict.”

Two of the tracks have been sung by singer Sonu Nigam, while Palak Muchhal who sang for Aashiqui 2 has sung a Kannada song for the first time along with RJ Rajesh making his debut as a singer. Poonam Pandey has also done an item number in the movie.

Talking about the film, which is slated to release next month, director Nandana Prabhu said, “We have no doubts that the film will do well especially since we have Rajesh in the lead. We had completed the shooting when Rajesh passed away. We had to
get the dubbing done though.”

The film targets people  between the age of 18 and 25 years of age. “Although the theme of love has been explored a number of times, we have tried to portray it with a different point of view. The reason why the film is meant for a particular age group is because in that phase of life, there is a lot of turbulence,” explained the director.

The family members of Rajesh, who were present, were inconsolable.

Producer K Somshekar said the team was hoping that this film would be Rajesh’s big break.

“At this point, we just want the film to be a tribute to the late actor. We want
his soul to rest in peace.

Even though we have invested Rs 3.5 crores into the film, we are not looking
at the returns,” he said.

Somshekar further added, “There is a strong message in the movie for the viewers. But I don’t want to reveal anything until the movie comes to the theatres.”

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