Vishnuvardhana, Upendra, Puneeth Rajkumar, Ravichandran, Shivrajkumar, Sudeep, Darshan, Jaggesh…. The superstar list goes on.
Vishnuvardhan- has accepted Jyeshta for producer M.B.Babu and Kamalakar. This is going on the floors on July 7 at Mysore. Suresh Krissna is the director. The last film of the same combination Kadamba was a disaster at the box office. Vishnu has played a guest role in Sahukara a remake of Tamil film Muthu.
Upendra – is the real super star today. Three of his films are on the floors – Omkara, News and Uppidada MBBS. He has agreed for two more films in which one is Devdas. Last year two of the Upendra films Kutumba and ‘Raktha Kanneeru’ were mega hits. This year’s Upendra film ‘Gokarna’ a home production was also a safe bet at the box office.
Puneeth Rajkumar – had only one release this year – Veera Kannadiga , which did reasonably well at the box-office. He is doing a film for producer Rockline Venkatesh with Meera Jasmine in the lead. He has two other commitments with producer Ramu and Kanakapura Srinivas.
Ravichandran – is getting ready for the release of his Sahukara for producer K. Manju. He is also directing, scoring music, writing lyrics, dialogues for Aham Premasmi starring his brother Ishwar in lead role with Arathi Chabria for his home production. He has also signed Adishesha for producer Kanakapura Srinivas and this year has been lucky for him as Malla and Ramakrishna are super hits.
Sudeep – The stylish hero is currently working in Nalla for producer KCN Chandrasekhar and has two more assignments for the year. His releases this year Swathi Muthu and Ranga ‘SSLC’ are only above average.
Shivrajkumar – Currently working for Rakshasa has completed 50 percent of Valmiki for director M.S.Ramesh. Shivrajkumar has accepted two more films with director Soorya and another one Rishi with director Prakash.
Darshan- He is working on Kalasipalya and Bhagwan Kannada films. He has four films on hand. The earlier film released of Darshan – Daasa was a super hit and Nanna Preethiya Ramu received rave reviews while Kitti was a disaster.
Jaggesh – This famous comedy hero is now in his 100th film Mata for director Guruprasad. Jaggesh’s earlier film Nija bombed at the box office.