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    The lovely looking Harshika Poonacha from the hilly region Coorg of Karnataka is accepting the offers of newcomers and she is forging almost on the lines of Radhika Pandit.

    Harshika Poonacha an engineering graduate starting her career from ‘PUC’ Kannada cinema is nearly dozen films old. Her films like ‘Beat’, ‘Pari’ are yet to release. She has now accepted a film with new hero Rocky in ‘Meetru’. The screenplay and direction of Soori a dance master turning director. This Soori is in no way connected to Dhuniya to Anna Bond Soori or recent Dr Soori of ‘Lucky’.

    The dialogue king Saikumar is back after a long gap. He is in ‘Kalpana’ a remake of Kanchana with super star Upendra and Shruthi.‘Meetru’ Kannada cinema has the caption of C/O Bengaluru – 21. The pin code indicates that the film belongs to Srirampura the notorious rowdy element area in Bengaluru where Srirampura Kitty created terror in the 80’s. Raghuraj and Chetan Prasad are the producers.

    source: http://www.filmglitz.com / Movie News> Kannada / March 06th, 2012

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    Read Biography of Robin UthappaRobin Venu Uthappa, born 11 November 1985 in Kodagu,Karnataka is an Indian cricketer. His father is Venu Uthappa, an international hockey referee and mother Roselyn is a home maker hails from Kozhikode. He made his One-Day International debut in the seventh and final match of the English tour of India in April 2006. He had a successful debut, making 86 as an opening batsman before being run out. It was the highest score for anyIndian debutant in a limited overs match.

    Uthappa first came to the public’s attention when he made 66 for India B against India A in the Challenger Trophy in 2005. The following year, in the same tournament, Uthappa made matchwinning 93-ball 100 against the same team which propelled him in the big league. Previously, he had been a member of the India under-19 team that won the Asia Cup. Once a wicketkeeper-batsman, his List A batting average of near 40 with a strike rate of approximately 90 has made him regarded as something of a limited overs cricket specialist.

    He was recalled to the ODI side in January 2007 for the series againstthe West Indies where he smashed a 70 from just 41 balls.

    He was selected in the 15-member squad of the Indian Cricket team for the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies in March-April 2007. He played in all 3 group games, but only scored 30 runs in total as India suffered a shock defeat to Bangladesh and a loss to Sri Lanka resulting in the team not qualifying for the Super 8 stage.

    In the sixth ODI of the NatWest Series 2007-2008, he scored a sensational 47 of 33 balls to take India to a thrilling victory, keepingIndian hopes alive in the 7 match series that they were trailing 2-3 before the match. Used to batting as an opener, in this match he came in at the unfamiliar position of no 7. When he came at the crease India were 5 down for 234 after 40.2 overs, still needing 83 from less than 10 overs. After Dhoni got out in the 47th over with the Indian score at 294, Uthappa kept a cool head to take India to the target with two balls to spare in a remarkable victory.

    Uthappa also scored a crucial 50 against Pakistan in the 20-20 World Cup in South Africa, when India were tottering at 36/4. India subsequently won the match in bowl out 3-0.

    He is known for his trademark ‘walking slam-bang’ shot.

    Uthappa played for Karnataka institute of cricket (KIOC) – under the guidance of Irfan Sait who runs the cricket camp.

    source: http://www.yasni.com


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    Kodava goes filmi

    He’s a Bengalurean who now calls Mumbai his home. Meet Kodava hottie Gulshan Devaiah who has taken Bollywood by storm with his performances in Shaitan and Dum Maaro Dum. Well-spoken, funny and passionate, Gulshan plays KC, a wild child whose parents don’t know his true colours in Shaitan. “He’s always living life on the edge. He loves women, flirts and sleeps around with them. But inside, he’s a very insecure person.”

    But Gulshan’s the complete opposite of KC when it comes to women. “When I was in PUC, I’d have a bunch of girls waiting for me. I was incredibly shy and needed a lot of courage to talk to them. I’m also a non-violent guy who thinks fights are emotionally draining. I just like sitting at home and being by myself.”

    Gulshan was born and brought up in Bengaluru. “I studied at Cluny Convent and then at St Joseph’s PUC. I wasn’t particularly good at studies and even failed my second PUC! I also lived in a rough neighbourhood where people would randomly get beaten up. Once, I got beaten up by a guy who used to like a girl that I would chat with!” he laughs.

    But what saved him was the fashion world. He went onto study fashion at NIFT. “I worked in the fashion business for 10 years. I taught fashion at a college, started a business and even freelanced.” However, Gulshan gave it all up to follow his childhood dream — acting. He wasn’t new to acting when he entered B-Town. This drama enthusiast started doing theatre at a very young age. “I would come up with my own acts for school functions. I even did a lot miming and solo acts (which was called ‘mono acting’ back then!). I did semi-professional theatre with a Kannada troupe. I’ve been active in amateur English theatre since 2000,” says Gulshan who is now busy with his play Butter and Mashed Banana.

    While there have been talks about Shiv and Neil puckering up in Shaitan, Gulshan laughs, “Mine’s the real kiss and nobody’s talking about it! It’s a proper Hollywood type one!”

    The Bengaluru boy adds. “I miss my mom and dad a lot. When I visit Bengaluru, I miss India Coffee House in its original place. The atmosphere and dosas — were just awesome!”

    source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com / Tabloid / Jun 21st, 2011


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