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Lankesh directing a musical

Kavitha Lankesh, Karnataka's only woman director, is now directing Thananam Thananam.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2006 12:03 IST

Kavitha Lankesh, arguably Karnataka's only woman director, is now directing a musical titled Thananam Thananam.

Lankesh, who won the Aravindan Puraskar for directing the best debut film Deveeri  and the best regional film Preethi Prema Pranaya, has created a casting coup by selecting two top Kannada heroines, Ramya and Rakshitha, for important roles in the film.

Ramya and Rakshita, who were at loggerheads earlier, have not shown any reservations about featuring together in the film. Kavitha was able to convince both after giving them the bound scripts, which clearly spelt out their roles.

Girish Karnad and Bharathi Vishnuvardhan will also be seen in the film.

Kalyan has scored the music and all the six songs have already become popular. NM Suresh, who made films like Excise Me and 7 O'Clock with newcomers, has produced the musical.

Mahender is the cameraman and is shooting the film in different locations in the state.