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Two Kannada choreographers turn film directors
By R.G. Vijayasarathy,
Bangalore, March 15 In keeping with the trend in Telugu cinema,
a couple of known Kannada choreographers are turning to film
Popular dance director Harsha is directing "Geleya" with Prajwal
Devaraj, son of veteran actor Devaraj, in the lead role.
Harsha has choreographed many dance sequences for top stars
Puneet Raj Kumar, Upendra, Sudeep and Darshan. He has also
composed songs for the blockbuster "Mungaru Male".
Choreographer 'Five-Star' Ganesh is also turning to film
direction. He has discussed several scripts with leading heroes
like Upendra and Darshan. Ganesh says he hopes to be "backed by
a good producer".
He choreographed the hugely popular song "Jai Ganesha" in the
super-hit film "Kutumba".
Telugu cinema has so far reaped good box-office results from
films directed by dance directors.
Acclaimed choreographers like Prabhu Deva, Raghava Lawrence and
Amma Rajashekhar have succeeded in their debut films and stayed
busy behind the camera ever since.
Prabhu Deva and Lawrence have moved to Tamil cinema to make "Pokkiri"
and "Muni". Prabhu Deva will debut as a director in Bollywood
with the remake of Telugu hit "Pokiri", which will have Salman
Khan as the hero.