FRIDAY REVIEW

Gandhinagar Gossip

Vishnu sparklesFor all those film buffs Kannada film fans who burst into tears after seeing the mind-blowing performance of Dr. Vishnuvardhan in last year's hit film "Sirivantha", here is a news to cheer about. His next film "Ekadanta" to be released today is a laugh-a-minute riot, according to actor Ramesh Arvind, who has co-starred the super star in the film. "I have never seen Vishnu sir deliver such a lively performance in any film so far. He is a great actor to work with," says Ramesh. Even music director Guru Kiran is gushing: "He is simply superb and his dance movements in two songs of the film are the major attractions of the film." By the way, "Bandal Badaayi Maadhava" written and rendered Guru Kiran is already on top of the chart. Genelia is hereSmile may be her USP, but multilingual actress Genelia who is proud of her Karnataka roots (she is a Konkani Christian and her ancestral house is in Mangalore) has proved that the fans can look forward for something more than her 1,000-watt smile. The actress who was introduced by director Shankar in the film "Boys" is anything but a mere glamour girl. Her performance in the recently released Telugu Hit "Bommarillu" may well win her first Andhra Pradesh Nandi award and she has started working in her second Bollywood film for which shooting is being held in Mumbai. Now, the news is that this ever smiling girl has signed her first Kannada film "Sathya In Love" which is directed by debutant young director Raghavan Loki. Hatrick Hero Shivaraj Kumar is the hero of this film, which had a fantastic launch recently at Bangalore. The shooting begins on March 21. Puneet's new filmYoung and popular star Puneet Raj Kumar's recent film "Arasu" is attracting a large number of family audience. A happier Puneet will be acting in a new film to be directed by his cousin Prakash who had earlier directed successful films like "Kushi" and "Rishi". The film is produced by "Monalisa" fame Dushyanth and will be launched on March 22. Shreekaanth in KannadaTelugu hero Shreekaanth will be playing an important role in Sai Prakash directed "Ugadi" which has crazy star Ravichandran in the lead. The film is the remake of the Telugu hit "Santhosham" featuring Nagarjuna and Shreya in the lead. In his first Kannada film, Shreekaanth is doing the same role. Shreekaanth was present during the audio release . Shreekaanth maintained that he was there in the film because both Ravichandran and director Sai Prakash wanted him to do the same role he did in the original Telugu film. "I have my roots in Karnataka. I was born an educated in Karnataka. I am from Gangavathi, studied in Dharwad and I am proud to declare that I am the product of Karnataka University. I am happy that I have got a good break in Kannada films," says Shreekaanth.