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Puneet to host Kaun Banega Crorepati in Kannada

Last updated on: October 21, 2011 12:07 IST

Puneet to host Kaun Banega Crorepati in Kannada

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Actor Puneet will soon host Kaun Banega Crorepati in Kannada.

Just to get a feel of the show, he visited the sets of KBC recently in Mumbai. The show's host Amitabh Bachchan was a close friend of Puneet's father, the late actor Rajkumar, and the two had a lot of catching up to do.


Image: Puneet

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Tharun to start shooting for multi-starrer Snehitaru

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His film with director Prashanth Raj may have hit a road block, but actor Tharun is not content to sit back and wait. He will be starting work on Snehitaru, a total entertainer produced by Soundarya Jagdeesh.

Vijay Raghavendra, Shrujan Lokesh and Pranita are his co-stars. The film is directed by writer Ramnarayan. Actor Darshan will make a guest appearance.

Tharun's other three films, Achchu Mechchu, Ondu Kshnadalli and Nannalla, are due to release.

"Nanalla releases this week. The role in this film challenged me as an actor. I get to display different shades. The film is a suspense thriller and it is the first time I am dabbling in this genre. This is also the first time I am acting in a film with an experienced director like Dinesh Baboo," says Tharun.


Image: Tharun in Nanalla

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Prem to get six packs for Shatru

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Following in the footsteps of actors Vijay and Puneet, Prem is sporting a toned and muscled look. The actor has been on a strict diet and workout regime over the past seven months. All the hard work will come on display during the climax of Shatru, in a seven-minute scene.

"Shatru is a film that will change my lover boy image. My audience and the industry are waiting to see this new avatar of mine so I wanted to undergo a makeover," says Prem.

In Shatru, he plays an encounter specialist posted in backward regions of Karnataka. "I am tired of being branded as a loverboy and want to prove to people that I am versatile, so I will be doing more mass flicks henceforth," he says.


Image: Prem in Shatru

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