His 104th fi lm Lakshmi ran to packed houses across Karnataka and superstar Shivrajkumar is no doubt impressed with the way the movie has panned out. He has three more movies lined up for release this year, including the much-awaited Kaddi Pudi, directed by Duniya Soori and Andar Bahar. But it is Lakshmi that Shivarajkumar is most excited about at the moment. Until the movie was released, the impression given by the makers was that Lakshmi was a familysentiment drama. This was received normally, as it has been a formula that has often clicked for Shivarajkumar.
Aindrita Ray is on cloud nine. Her latest movie Rajani Kantha, opposite Duniya Vijay, opened to an amazing response. The on-screen duo already had two blockbusters to their credit and Rajani Kantha could well be the third. The actress who was suffering from a bout of poor health last year, seems to have bounced back. Recently, she took up another big budget project – Bajarangi – opposite Shivarajkumar. Should we say that Aindrita is on a roll?
Pooja Gandhi is jumping ship again! The actress who is pursuing a career in politics recently quit the Janata Dal (Secular) to join the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP). The latest news is that Pooja will bid goodbye to the KJP and join the BSR Congress! Incidentally the BSR Congress already has a star, veteran actress Rakshita Prem, on board. Will BSR Congress offer any luck to Pooja? Let us wait and watch as elections to the KarnatakaA ssembly are just two months away!
• Bulbul is the remake of the Telugu blockbuster Darling. Darshan owes his success in his career to a large extent, to remakes. Looks like the trend continues now with the actor preferring to work on a remake based on the original story after two back-to-back hits. Produced by his brother Dinakar, the movie went on the fl oors recently.