Producer Basanth Kumar"s Kannada movie Gulabi Talkies has got Asian International Film Award and it has also won a National award in Best Regional movie section. Recently, lead actress of the movie Umashree has bagged Best Actress award at 55th Indian National Film Award for her performance in the movie.
Now, Basanth Kumar is all set to do another movie called Kanasemba Kudureyanneri, which is an adaptation of Amaresh Nugudoni"s short story 'Savaari". The story is set in the north Karnataka region. So Basanth Kumar"s team is going to north Karnataka to shoot the movie. Before leaving, the producer shared his feelings about the success of the movie Gulabi Talkies with us at Oneindia.
Basanth Kumar said, "I had expected the Best Film Award for the movie Gulabi Talkies, but the selection committee of National Film Award didn"t give much preference to Kannada films this year. Anyway, I"m very happy with the Best Actress award for the heroine Umashree.
He said, “Working with director Girish Kasaravalli was a wonderful experience. He is one of the decent directors in Kannada film industry. We are really proud to have him in our industry. I had once requested Girish to do a movie based on the culture and language of north Karnataka."
“Now, I"m getting an opportunity to fulfill my dream through the short story of Amaresh Nugudoni. My forthcoming movie is named as Kanasemba Kudureyanneri. The main intention of the movie is to promote the culture and language of north Karnataka. That"s why we are using most of the artistes from that part. I"ve lots of expectation from the movie," he added