A while back there were rumours of actress Tamannaah being a part of Puneet Rajkumar's upcoming movie Dodmane Huduga. Originally, Ramya was supposed to be the lead actress. However, after she pulled out of the project, the replacement is yet to be announced.
The rumours of Tamannaah being a part of Dodmane Hedge has been refuted by Puneet's manager, Rajkumar. Talking to a Kannada daily, Rajkumar said that they never approached the actress with the project. He said that, actress from Telugu film industry are very reluctant to work in the Kannada movies. For them, the industry is many grades lower than Telugu.
In the last few years, many Telugu actresses have refused to work in Kannada movies. Sometimes, the remuneration asked by the actress is very high. Rajkumar added that many Kannada actresses, who have established themselves in other industries also refuse to work in the Kannada movies. Earlier, Anuskha Shetty was approached several times by various Kannada producers, but she excused herself saying she has no dates,
Puneet Rajkumar's next movie Mythri was supposed to have a popular actress from the Telugu film industry, claims Rajkumar, who is also the producer for the movie. But things did not go as per the plan due to the big demands made by the actress. Rajkumar added that it is sad that the actress from other film industry consider Kannada film industry to be of lower grade.
It is surprising that with so many talented actresses in Kannada, producers are still hell bent on getting actress from other film industry.