Kannada star Puneet Raj Kumar to dance with dad’s heroines

December 24th, 2008 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, Dec 24 (IANS) Kannada actor Puneet Raj Kumar’s forthcoming film “Raaj - The Showman” is set to have an interesting dance sequence where he will shake a leg with yesteryears heroines who had worked with his father, the late Rajkumar.According to sources close to the project, the dance sequence would feature actress-turned-MP Jayaprada, Jayamala, who is now president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, multilingual actress Ambika, Roopa Devi and Bharathi Vishnuvardhan.

The song is likely to be shot from Jan 4 in Bangalore, the sources added.

Director Prem, who is known for having delivered three superhits in a row, confirmed that a song featuring Puneet and the actresses who had acted opposite Kannada acting legend Rajkumar would indeed be shot.

He said Jayaprada would be part of the song in “Raaj - The Showman”, but refused to reveal the names of the other heroines.

“The song was to have been shot early. But because Jayaprada madam was busy canvassing for the Samajawadi Party in several northern states, we had to postpone the song shooting,” said Prem.

“Raaj - The Showman” is said to be one of the costliest Kannada films and Puneet would be seen in different get-ups in the movie. According to informed sources, the film’s budget is estimated to be anywhere between Rs.80 million and Rs.100 million.

Bollywood actress Nisha Kothari is the lead actress of the film, which has been shot extensively in Mysore, Bangalore and Kodagu. Two songs of the film have been picturised in scenic locales in Europe.

The film’s music has been composed by Hari Krishna and its audio release is set to be held in Dubai.

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