‘Lakshmi’ at

Palm Springs

Nagesh Kukunoor’s forthcoming film on child trafficking, Lakshmi , has been selected for the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Short Fest, which will be held from January 3 to 13. The film marks the debut of singer Monali Thakur as the protagonist and is based on real life incidents. In this play, Kukunoor essays the part of a mean-hearted trafficker.

Siddharth in ‘Lucia’ remake

The Kannada independent film Lucia got noticed nationally and went on to become a commercial success. The acclaimed film, originally directed by Pawan Kumar, is now being remade by producer C.V. Kumar and stars actor Siddharth.

Rohit, Krishna Chaitanya team up

Nara Rohit has a lot up his sleeve. Apart from Prathinidhi , he is shooting for Rowdy Fellow , the first film directed by lyricist Krishna Chaitanya. The film is being shot by Aravind Gandhi, who honed his skills from cinematographer P.C. Sreeram, and music by Sunny, an associate with composer Pritam. The film is expected in summer 2014 and will also feature Vishaka Singh.

Sunil’s next ‘Bheemavaram Bullodu’

Actor Sunil has an impressive fan following in Bheemavaram. Soon after his film Poola Rangadu became a massive hit, some of his fans opened a gym in his name. As though to cash in on his popularity in the area, Sunil’s next film is titled Bheemavaram Bullodu . The film will be directed by Uday Shankar and will co-star Esther, who acted in Teja’s 1000 Abaddalu .