The muhurath of Swayamvara Chandru's new film Kaddipudi directed by Soori and starring Shivaraj Kumar and Radhika Pandit held on Thursday morning was a grand affair which saw the presence of many big heroes of the Kannada film industry and many celebrities. The muhurath was held at the famous Banashankari Temple in Sarakki.
Crazy Star Ravichandran held the clap board while K.Manju switched on the camera, while Ms. Geetha Shivaraj Kumar lighted the lamp in the function. Power Star Puneet Raj Kumar, Raghavendra Raj Kumar, Ganesh, Duniya Vijay, Ajay Rao, Sreenagara Kitty, Vinay Raghavendra Bhat, Director Yogaraj Bhat, Jayanth Kaikini, Directors M.S.Ramesh, S.Mahendar, Yogish Hunasur, D.P. Raghuram, Subramanya, were present during the muhurath function.
There was a festive atmosphere in the temple with scores of Shivaraj Kumar fans shouting to their roof tops hailing their hero. Many of Chandru's friends including Raj Bahadur and Gopi friends of Super Star Rajnikanth were also present.
Later speaking to the media in a press meet, director Suri said that his new film with Shivaraj Kumar is a culmination of dreams he had since many years. He said he wanted to do some thing realistic but still out of the box film with Shivanna and had written a script which was able to realise his dreams. The photo shoot he did in the busy by lanes of Basavanagudi market place also provided him some inputs.
The film deals with the trails and tribulations of the protagonist Anand's life and his love story with Uma, a Junior artist working for films.
'With this story I am not trying to break the pattern that he had followed earlier, but I will also try to include some novelty elements. With an artist like Shivanna at the helm, I can work out many possibilities' added Suri.
Suri said that he has more or less settled for the same technical team he had in his previous films, but he is now working with an eminent cinemetographer like S.Krishna for the first time.
Shivaraj Kumar defended the title and also added that he can be tied down with goody goody roles all the time. "I am trying to experiment with different type of films and this film will be provide a different experience for my fans and Kannada film viewers' said Shivaraj Kumar.
Radhika Pandit that she is quite excited with the project as she has been teamed up with a big star like Shivaraj Kumar. "The photo shoot was in itself a different experience' said Radhika Pandit.
Artists Rangayana Raghu, Avinash, cinemetographer S.Krishna, Music director Hari Krishna were also present in the press conference.
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