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Well known television serial director Shidlaghatta Srinivas has turned a film director. He had earlier worked as an associate director to many films directed by S. Narayan. He is now directing a film titled as Baaji for which major portions of the shooting has already been completed.
Disclosing this information to film reporters in a media conference, Shidlaghatta Srinivas said that the film is an action thriller which has been shot in many parts of Karnataka and also in Mumbai. Alok, son of Actor and Director Kashinath is being introduced as the hero of the film. A new heroine Rani is being introduced in this film. Rani hails from Bangalore and she was chosen recently in a beauty pageant as the Best Smiling face in South India.
Srinivas said that character artists like Rangayana Raghu and Kishor are also playing important roles in the film. 'Kishor plays the role of a Mumbai based Don who comes to Bangalore and accidentally meets the heroine and falls for her. But the heroine detests this love offer from the villain and escapes from her house. She meets the hero and the film takes an interesting turn there after. The film has lot of thrills and action which will keep the audience in the edge of the seats' said Srinivas.
Alok plays the role of Balaji, the hero of the film. He is referred by friends as Baaji because he always loves to gamble. He said that the film has offered him opportunities for showcasing his dancing and fighting skills.