Staff Correspondent

MYSORE: A large crowd, braving the heat, waited eagerly outside Lido cinema here on Saturday to have a glimpse of film actor Prakash Rai.

Those who had seen Naanu Nanna Kanasu, his first directorial venture, were eager to communicate their feelings about the film to the actor-director, who goes by the name Prakash Raj outside Karnataka. When Mr. Rai, accompanied by actor Achyuta, producer B. Suresh and Shylaja Suresh, arrived at the venue, the crowd rushed towards him.


Mr. Rai was here to promote his film, and amateur theatre groups of Mysore and film enthusiasts decided to felicitate him on the occasion for winning the national award for his role in the Tamil film Kanjeevaram.