Kannada actress Radhika Pandit in Nadodigal remake
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Actress Radhika Pandit, who is fast emerging as a hot favourite among Kannada filmgoers, is gearing up for two major releases. First up is Hudugaru, opposite numero uno actor Puneet Rajkumar. The film, a remake of Nadodigal, also stars Srinagara Kitty and Yogesh.
Radhika says she had an awesome time shooting for the film, as not only did it give her an opportunity to act opposite a star but also because she got to play a foodie in the film. "I play a girl who keeps hogging! So I got to eat all through the shoot," she laughs.
Shooting again with Kitty, her Olave Jeevana Lekhachara co-star, made them bond even more, she says.
Ask her about Yogish and she says, "He is a prankster. As I was the only girl shooting with them, they ragged me royally. Everything from my walk to my talk was made fun of! The shooting for this film was great fun."
After this film, each of these actors has a solo project to get back to. Radhika is looking forward to the remaining schedule of Adhuri, co-starring Cheeranjevi Sarja's brother Dhruva. The team will soon be taking off to Ooty and Mysore for the shoot. There are plans of heading to Paris to shoot the songs.
Puneet will be busy with Yograj Bhatt's Paramathma, followed by Suri's Anna Bond and a Gautham Vasudev Menon directorial.
Image: A scene from in Hudugaru
Anish on a roll
Yet another film on rowdies is all set to go on floors. The film is titled Bangalore 79 and is being directed by Sahana, who had previously called the shots in Deena.
The film will focus on rowdies belonging to a particular area in Bangalore. It will reflect on the troubles people living the locality go through because of these goons. The political backing these goons receive is also a part of the story.
Anish Tejeshwar, who had played lead roles in Police Quarters and Nam Areali Ondina, has been signed as the hero. Abhinaya, who won accolades for her performance in Tamil film Nadodigal, is the heroine. She will also be seen in Hudugaru.
Meanwhile, Anish is said to have bagged a bilingual film called Nann Lifealli. The film, to be made in Tamil as well, will be a college love story. It will be directed by Ramdeep.
Apart form this, Anish has an untitled Telugu project in his kitty too.
Tarun is everyone's achchu mechchu (favourite)
Actor Tarun, who was last seen in Gaana Bajana, has just wrapped up the shooting of his next film, Achchu Mechchu. Ad filmmaker Himayath Khan directs the film.
"I play Vijay, a dynamic college student. He is someone who does only those things that he thinks are right. This is a love story which comes with a unique message," Tarun says.
He will sport a new hairdo in the film, which includes streaking his hair. "Generally heroines take over 40 minutes to style themselves, this time I took so much time to just set my hair," says Tarun.Archana Gupta, who was Ganesh's leading lady in Circus, is the heroine of the film. The film has been shot in Bangalore, Goa and Sakleshpur.
Image: Tarun Chandra