Like how it was nostalgic moment for Shivanna and Raghanna at the ‘Gramayana’ teaser launch – power star Puneeth Rajakumar also recollected his days in Gajanoor, birth place of his father Dr Raj.
I have leant how to sit on a buffalo and ride it in Gajanoor in my younger days. When Puneeth told about his Buffalo ride obviously the mind shifted to ‘Emme Ninage Satiyalla….song of Dr Rajakumar in Sampaththige Savaal.
I learnt to eat ‘Mudde’ and ‘Mamsa Saaru’ I used to like it very much. I still remember my friends in the village – Kulla and Mahadevaiah. The festival season was best part I had seen. For fifty paise ‘Idli and Vada’ was served. Masala Tea and desi food are unforgettable part. It is village that taught me so much in my younger days.
Puneeth looking at Devanooru Chandru advised him to make a good natural feel film. eighty percent of people in city are from village. He wished good luck to Raghanna son Vinay who is playing lead role in ‘Gramayana’.
Earlier to the address on state Power star Puneeth Rajakumar with jet lag from his USA tour speaking to a few media friends on Thursday night said has decided to see that three films of his will be in one year from 2019. When this is followed by all, it would help in retaining theatres for Kannada. We can expand our market. The international market is more for Telugu films, Kannada films are making avenues off late he felt.
Making his stand firm on the films that is watched by people with good quality should be given awards said he is taking up another film in PRK banner after ‘Kavaludaari’ in this year.
‘Kavaludaari’ is a complete responsibility of Hemanth Rao, Ananthji had shown extremely good response to the script, Rishi has given good initiative, my Ashwini looks after the production, I have visited sets five times during the shoot. The film is at post production stage. We have plans to release in October end or November.
My film ‘Natasarvabowma’ is also set for release in this year but it would not clash with my home banner film ‘Kavaludaari’. The film Kavaludaari is getting its needs and route is very clear.
At the AKKA event in Dallas, the teaser of ‘Kavaludaari’ was released, the social media response is good. Power star Puneeth Rajakumar is hopeful of good results.
On the Coorg calamity, he said he has done what he wanted. Many have told that they remembered Dr Raj at this crucial juncture as relief fund raiser would have happened. I also felt the need of my father as he used to reciprocate so well in crisis period.
Natasarvabowma has 25 days shooting left. When the title was chosen I was apprehensive. When ‘Rajakumara’ was kept I was tensed in the beginning. It is only after the response for the film and impact it created I felt it is right.