For the first time Smt Ashwini Puneeth Rajakumar took the mike and wished best of luck to the team of ‘Athiratha’ at JW Mariot on Saturday night with power star Puneeth Rajakumar standing next. Before that Ashwini Puneeth Rajakumar lighted the lamp with Prabhavati and Salina Kokila on the dais.
Puneeth Rajakumar watching a few songs and trailer immensely liked the duet song shot on Chetan Kumar and Latha Hegde, he even appreciated the cameraman Jai Anand caliber and welcomed the new producers Prem, Manjunath and Venugopal.
Actor of high caliber Chetan Kumar of Aa Dinagalu to Noorondu Nenapu recalled his school days in USA. I was doing the role of Prahallada. When I came to India, I met the Prahallada actor Puneeth Rajakumar of ‘Bhaktha Prahallada’. I have good friendship today with Puneeth Rajakumar. I am seeking his support for social activities and also to the FIRE formed for the good of artists in Kannada cinema industry he pointed.
Drawing his attention on director Mahesh Babu, Chetan said he is very well versed in Vachana, Sangeetha, Shishunala Sharief philosophy etc. I portray a television journalist. The power of media used in proper sense is explained in this film. There is also dosage on education. My co star Latha Hegde staying in New Zealand for 15 years has not forgotten Kannada.
Latha Hegde making debut in ‘Athiratha’ thanked for good opportunity and Chetan is a good co star. I have lot to learn from him she disclosed.
Director of his 11th film in Kannada Mahesh Babu immensely thanked Smt Parvathamma and Dr Rajakumar the home ground of his in cinema. It is through Shivanna I got in to director ‘Akash’ with my close friend today Puneeth Rajakumar. I thank three producers for waiting for three years to make this film. Surag making debut as music director has knowledge on technical aspects lauded Mahesh Babu.
Surag Kokila, son of Sadhu Kokila was in perfect choice of words and was straightforward like his father in his first speech after taking over as music director. Music has come from my grandfather and father. I know about Dr Rajakumar but Puneeth Rajakumar is replica of Dr Raj opined Surag.
Sadhu Kokila inviting his son to music field of cinema has purposely sent him to another banner to know so many things. I urge for good support to my son stated Sadhu Kokila. He invited John who brought him to music from ‘Jaladhaare’ album. He is his brother in law in relation.