Kannada star Shivaraj Kumar essays 11 roles of legendary dad
IANS [ Sun, Feb 28, 2010 ]
- Bangalore, March 1 (IANS) Kannada star Shivaraj Kumar will be seen in as many as 11 roles immortalised on screen by his father and legendary actor Raj Kumar in one song of forthcoming film "Cheluvueye Ninne Nodalu".
Shivaraj Kumar will portray the 11 characters in a song that will be a remix of the hugely popular number "Huttidhare Kannada..." from Raj Kumar's film "Akasmika". "Huttidhare Kannada..." continues to be a hit with listeners even 17 years after the movie's release.
Shivaraj Kumar's photoshoot in the 11 roles was shot in his residence here and the actor says he was overjoyed to step into his father's shoes...albeit just for a song.
"This is certainly a great moment in my film career. Every actor in the Kannada film industry will be aspiring to be seen in the get-ups of my father. But it is nice that there was some space in the film where I could be seen in his roles in films that have created big records," said Shivaraj Kumar.
"And it was also a big challenge for me because I had to work out on many details," he added.
Shivaraj Kumar will be seen essaying characters played by his father in hit mythological films like "Sreenivasa Kalyana", "Bhaktha Kumbara", "Bhaktha Prahlada". He will also dress up in parts essayed by the iconic star in "Veera Kesari" and social films like "Hosa Belaku", "Chalisuva Modagalu", "Bangarada Manushya" and "Sampathige Savaal".
"Cheluvueye Ninne Nodalu" will be Shivaraj Kumar's 96th film and is set to release by March end. Director Raghuram said the movie's audio has been released and the remix song is already becoming popular.
"The addition of some portions where the film's lead actor Shivaraj Kumar will be seen in the get-ups of his father Dr.Raj Kumar will certainly increase the film's attraction. I will be using these portions largely in the promos of the film," said Raghuram.
The film is mainly a story of love and emotions and also stars Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan.
"Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu" has been shot at the seven wonders of the world, besides the Taj Mahal in Agra. However, the film's unit couldn't include the Great Wall of China as they didn't get the requisite permission.
Now the unit is set to head to Dubai to shoot a 40-second sequence at the Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world. The sequence is to be shot March 8.