Mangalore: Exclusive - A rendezvous with Sandalwood stars in city

Mangalore: Exclusive - A rendezvous with Sandalwood stars in city

Vineeth Monis
Pics: Jackson Kundapur
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Sep 3: The Kannada film industry, over the recent years, has seen a galaxy of young actors creating a niche for themselves and winning the hearts of the audience. Among them, Mangalorean actress Shwetha Srivatsav, actress Nisha Yogeshwar, and music composer cum singer Jassie Gift were in the city to perform at the ‘Kadri Star Night’ recently.

During their visit to the city, Daijiworld got an exclusive opportunity to interview these stars wherein they shared their experiences about the movie and real life.

Shwetha, lead actress in ‘Simple Agi Ondh Love Story’ Kannada movie, which had created box office records said, “I am closely associated with Mangalore as I have spent my childhood here.”

Having studied psychological literature, she entered the film industry after playing many roles as a theatre artist. “Most of the people join cinema for glamour and money, but I entered the film industry as I have a passion for acting,” opined Shwetha.

“I feel really blessed to receive the massive appreciation from the people. I got good recognition after the success of the movie,” said Shwetha when asked about the success of her super hit movie. “Adding to that, many great actors of the industry congratulated me on the success of the movie. I prefer being natural. The more we are close to people, the more they will like us,” she said.

When asked about the roles she prefers as an actress, Shwetha said, “I prefer to do movies like ‘Dil Tho Paagal Hain’. The movies which I would like to act in should have caliber, be interesting, and most importantly it should give a social message,” she said adding that late Dr Rajkumar and Ananth Naag are her favourite actors.

Besides being a great actor, Shwetha, in her love for animals, has also opened an organization named ‘Humane Hope’ along with her cousins, through which she is creating awareness among students about the importance of animals.

Jassie Gift, film music composer and playback singer who has composed songs for Malyalam, Kannada, and Tamil films also shared his experience with us.

Speaking about the concert in which he would perform, Jassie , “This is my first visit to the city. I am very much excited to perform in the concert and looking forward to a jam-packed audience.”

Jassie is known for pioneering the use of techno music in the Malayalam music industry. His medley of Western and Indian music came to be very popular among listeners especially through his ‘Lajjavathiye’ song.

When asked about his journey as a music director, he said thatcurrently he is busy with four movies—‘Shivajinagar’, ‘Kalabairava’, ‘Ommomme’, and ‘Love Churmuri’. Jassie has also played a role as a singer in various movies in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, which includes the title song from ‘Chella Pilli’.

In Malayalam movies, the numbers of songs has been reducing and the budget for audio is also less. “For me, the Kannada industry gave much freedom to explore new things and also in terms of expenses, which is a good thing,” he said.

When asked about the next masterpiece after ‘Lajjavathiye’, Jassie replied, “For a song to be a hit, it is not our talent which contributes in a great way, instead good music entirely depends on the audience.”

Another young actress, politician C P Yogeshwar’s daughter Nisha Yogeshwar, is making her entry in the Sandalwood industry opposite challenging star Darshan in an Ambareesha movie.

Speaking to Daijiworld, Nisha said, “I am very excited about the movie and it feels like my dream is coming true.”

When asked about the offer for the Ambareesha movie, she said director Mahesh Sukhadare offered her the heroine’s role in the movie. “I found the script, banner, director, and heroine’s role opposite Darshan interesting and agreed to act,” said Nisha and added that she feels the movie will fetch her good recognition.

“Actor Darshan is a gentleman, soft spoken and professional and I am very excited to act with him,” she added.

Having studied till class 12 in Bangalore, Nisha did her Bachelor in Statistics from United States after which she did her post graduation diploma in Yoga from Annamalai University.

When asked if she would like to enter politics like her dad, Nisha replied, “I feel extremely proud of my dad as he has come up in life with great hard work. About entering politics, as of now, I am fully concentrating on my movie career and not thought of politics.”

Sharing her experiences about her visit to Mangalore, Nisha said, “Mangalore is pollution free and very clean.” In her message to the people of Mangalore, she asked people to watch the movie and support her.


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  • Aadil Khan, Kasaragod, Saudi Arabia

    Tue, Sep 03 2013

    Kannada films are seen only in Karanataka whereas Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu films are seen all over the world. Unfortunately, our own Kannadigas prefer bollywood and holliwoods movies to Kannada movies. That is the sad part.

    No idea how the producer recovers his investment!

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    Tue, Sep 03 2013

    Dear Lingapanna
    Your my pumkin pumkin
    hello honey bunny
    tokho tokho....

    DisAgree [4] Agree [11] Reply Report Abuse

  • shankar, mangalore

    Tue, Sep 03 2013

    Mr. Lingappa,
    How many kannada movies you have watched? you know how many 'Swarna Kamala's kannada film industry has got? its highest for any indian language. Kannada film industry , fortunately is not bankrupt with regard to talents that it should ape bollywood or Hollywood.
    If you can not access Kannada movies in theatres, try buying DVDs and watch. the new talents in kannada are flooding the industry with classic different movies that put audience in trance.
    People, just migrating to Dublin can not be 'superior' to call anyone else mediocre.

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  • Lingappa, Kuppepadavu/ Dublin

    Tue, Sep 03 2013

    Overrated mediocre individuals without any talent. Aping Bollywood or Hollywood ?

    DisAgree [15] Agree [23] Reply Report Abuse

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