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News and pictures by: Hareesh Kumar Hejmady
Shooting of Kannada film "Chirayu" at picturesque Padubidri beach
Padubidri, November 23rd, 2013:  Prashanth and Shubha Poonja starrer Kannada film "Chirayu" shooting has been going on at pictureque Padubidri beach area.  The film is directed by Prashanth of "Orata I love you" fame under Cine Creations banner, as his maiden venture in direction.  Tuluva beauty Shubha Poonja who is originally from nearby Shirva is the heroine of the film.
Speaking with the media persons, Prashanth said that the shooting will be done mainly at coastal areas including Mangalore, Someshwara beach, Gokarna and at Horanadu, Karkala and Srigeri, and around 70% of shooting is already over.  "This is a cinema inside a cinema, with two heroes and heroines towards the end," he said in between his shots.  "This is the tenth film I have been acting and the production will cost around rupees 1 to 2 crores." he said..  Naveen Krishna is acting as a second hero in the movie.

The team comprises of people from Mandya, Mangalore, Hubli and othere places and therefore the efforts have been made to incorporate respective dialects in the movie.  There are around 45 senior artistes in the movie.  The villain's role is being performed by Avinash from Mangalore.  Honnavalli Krishna, Om Prakash, Mohan Juneja, Padma Vasanthi, Ramakrishna and others are acting in the movie.  With a team of advanced technical staff, Sheena as the assistant director, music by G.R. Shankar and with cameraman Nagendra Urs, the director believes that the movie will certainly click.  He also happily said that he has been attracted to the beauty of Karavali and it is the ideal places for film shooting.
Film heroine Shubha Poonja spoke in Tulu and expressed her happiness over ongoing shooting in Tulunadu itself.  "I entered the industry as a dance artiste and my mother is giving her whole hearted support.  My father did not support so much.  I am ready to act with an actor and I would choose only good films and would act in only Kannada films," she said.

The movie "Chirayu" is expected to be released in February 2014.