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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to Act in Kannada–English Movie 'Summer Holidays'

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has agreed to act in Kannada-Engligh movie Summer Holidays as the Chief Minister of the state on certain conditions.

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Updated:June 21, 2017, 5:11 PM IST
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to Act in Kannada–English Movie 'Summer Holidays'
File photo of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. (PTI)
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is a donning a new role. Quite literally. He is acting in a movie. His role would be that of a chief minister. The name of the character would also be Siddaramaiah. Perhaps he is the first serving chief minister who is playing the role of a chief minister in a movie. Noted film maker Kavitha Lankesh has succeeded in persuading a reluctant Siddaramaiah to act in her bilingual movie 'Summer Holidays'. Speaking to CNN News18, Kavitha said that Siddaramaiah had agreed to act in the movie as the chief minister of Karnataka on certain conditions.

Filmmaker Kavitha Lankesh's young daughter Esha is making her debut in the same movie.

She said, "We have got his confirmation today. He has put certain conditions that there should not be any violence or obscene scenes. We have explained him the storyline and he has finally agreed to face the camera for a movie. About 80% of the shooting is already over. The moment Chief Minister gives time, we will shoot his part and complete the movie shooting".

Speaking to CNN News18 about his love for cinemas Siddaramaiah said, "in college I acted in plays. When I was doing LLB in Mysore I acted in plays. I used to enjoy acting". Commenting on playing the role of a chief minister in Kavitha's movie he said, "She requested me several times. Finally I had to relent. It is a small role".

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According to Kavitha, Lankesh making a film for the children has been on her mind for a long time. She said, "when I was made a part of the selection committee for the Karnataka state film awards, I decided to make this movie 'Summer Holidays'. Her young daughter Esha is making debut in the same movie. Her nephew and filmmaker brother Indrajit Lankesh's son Samarjit is also acting in the same movie. The famous heroine of the late 1990s Suman Nagarkar has also acted in the movie. Suman who had stopped acting after her marriage and shifted to USA has acted after a long gap of almost 20 years.

Filmmaker Kavitha Lankesh's daughter Esha.

"It will be a fun, Enid Blytonesque movie. It follows the adventures of five youngsters and will be made in both Kannada and English. I want to release it across the globe," said Kavitha.

The daughter of noted Kannada writer, journalist and filmmaker P Lankesh has made several critically acclaimed movies in Kannada in the last twenty years.

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