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Kannada hero Ramesh Arvind gets back to direction

Last updated on: August 29, 2011 11:58 IST

Image: Ramesh Arvind
Shruti Indira Lakshminarayana in Bangalore

Ramesh Arvind is busy directing his fifth directorial venture these days. The Kannada film, a comedy, is titled Nam Anna Don.

"I play the role of Dr Vaikunta, a cardiac surgeon. When I narrated the story to famous surgeon Dr Javli, he said that my character in the film was similar to that of Dr Rene Favlaro, the Argentinean doctor who introduced bypass surgery. He believed in equal healthcare for rich and poor -- just like my character in the film. I play a doctor who believes that anyone who enters my hospital should go back cured whether they can afford to clear the bills or not. However, at some point, my principles and business interests clash, and what happens next forms the crux of the film," says Ramesh.

If 3 idiots in a fun way looked at the lacunae in our education system, Nam Anna Don will probe healthcare issues in an entertaining way, he feels.

Iranian girl Mona Pavaresh is Ramesh's leading lady. Sanathani, who was Ramesh's co-star in Crazy Kutumba, also plays a major role. Raju Thalikote has been roped in to up the fun quotient of the film. This apart, 30 children are part of the cast. Twenty-two-year-old Mathews Manu is the music director. 

Bhavana finds her Romeo

Image: A still from Romeo

To his existing list of films like Shyloo and Maduve Mane, Ganesh has added one more, titled Romeo. The film is a love story. While the hero is a man with no goals, the heroine has a lot of dreams and aspirations. The two fall in love and decide to get married. Should two people with different approaches to life have married? We have to wait till the film releases to find out.

Bhavana, who starred opposite Puneet Rajkumar in Jackie, is the leading lady of Romeo too. Rangayana Raghu, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Avinash and Sudha Belavadi are part of the supporting cast. P C Shekar is the director. He had previously directed Nayaka. The music is by Arjun. Ganesh will begin shooting for the film after Shyloo.

Ragini's brother gives her a makeover

Image: Ragini

Ragini is turning RJ for her upcoming film Tippu. The actress will experiment with her look and her brother Rudraksh will be behind her funky avatar. Ragini will mostly be seen sporting printed waistcoats and skirts. They will be designed by her brother who is a student of fashion design in Singapore.

"He has always designed my costumes, mostly blouses, for my fashion events, but this is the first time he will be designing for my film," says the proud sister.

She will also be seen wearing comfortable clothes like ganjees in the film. "You'll also see me wear earrings in just one ear."

Ragini is also glamorously dressed in Arakshaka, where she plays a well dressed psychiatrist, opposite Upendra. "Here you'll see me draped in sarees. Ramesh Dembla is the designer."

 In Shiva, where she stars opposite Shivarajkumar, she plays a Christian girl and will be seen in hip costumes again.