When R. Chandru named his first film Taj Mahal, there were
some protests from Kannada film makers for giving a Hindi name to a
Kannada film. But Taj Mahal is the name of India's
proudest monument in Agra standing as a symbol of eternal love and
the film was allowed to release with the same title. Taj
Mahal featuring Pooja Gandhi and Ajay Rao went on to become
one of the biggest hits of 2008, catapulting Chandru into the
league of topline directors.
Chandru's upcoming film, also bearing a Hindi title (Prem
Kahani) is invoking bigger protests this time. Chandru is in
the final stages of finishing the film and is quite depressed at
the criticisms regarding the title. He has already published the
advertisements of the film and changing the title means spending
more money on promos. Prem Kahani is produced by K.M.
Vishwanath and G. Ravikumar, mine-owners from Bellary district.
Ilayaraja scores the music; choreography is by Madan Harini,
Raghu, Imran and Harsha. Ajay and Sheela don the lead roles with
Rangayana Raghu, sitting MLA from Mahalakshmi Layout, Ne. La.
Narendra Babu, Rajesh, Sudha Belawadi, Lokanath, Mico Nagaraj and
Tennis Krishna in the supporting cast.