TV Guide Magazine
By Sarasi Paranamanna
Being an actress who has starred in well-liked, popular
teledramas, Nayana Kumari has captured hearts of many and
her talent in acting is not just seen in teledramas but she
has contributed to the theatre and cinema as well showcasing
her brilliance in performing arts. The TV Guide had a recent
chat with this popular actress about her experiences in the
field of acting and drama.
Nayana Kumari has stepped into the field of performing arts
during her schooldays, taking an interest in the field of
drama. With the interest and desire for arts she has pursued
dramatic studies as a subject to enhance her inborn talent
and proving her talent and luck she had taken up her first
role on stage as Desdemona in the play of ‘Othello’.
Afterwards noticing her skill on stage she had been
called by several directors to play much acclaimed leading
roles in several stage plays including ‘Macbeth’. She has
had the opportunity to participate in several prestigious
stage plays taking part as the main female character and all
these plays had been translations. “I was lucky that I got
all the leading female roles even though I was pretty new to
the field,” said Nayana awakening the sweet memories of the
Inquiring about her latest works, she said that she is
currently playing a role in the teledrama ‘Allapu Gedara’
which is now being telecast in Swarnavahini. Apart from that
she is going to play a remarkable role in an upcoming
teledrama named as ‘Pabalu’ and it will be an interesting
experience for all the fans of Nayana Kumari as she will be
playing a role of a mother who is in her mid-fifties. “This
is a different kind of a role and this teledrama will be
telecast in ITN after the teledrama ‘Paba’ comes to an end,”
There is more exciting news for Nayana’s fans as the much
awaited second part of the much loved teledrama ‘Chathurya’
is going to start its shooting this month so the
enthusiastic fans can look forward to another hit in the ‘tele-world’.
Nayana Kumari has not only shown her talent in teledramas
because her skill in cinematic works was also praised by
many people. Coming in to the field of cinema through the
film ‘Kasthirama’ she has taken part in four films so far.
“My contribution to the cinema is not very large scaled
because I have concentrated more on teledramas,” says Nayana.
However, she has been capable to create a large fan base
because of her many roles she has played in popular
teledramas as all the roles she played were much loved by
people of all ages.
Nayana Kuamari is not only a
famous successful actress but she is also a dear wife, a
loving mother and a successful business woman. Talking about
the recent inroad to the beauty culture industry Nayana said
that she opened her own salon recently. “I opened my own
salon on May 1, even though I happened to learn beauty
culture when I was studying drama and performing arts.”
Finally talking about her future plans Nayana said that she
is planning to produce a teledrama together with her
husband. “We first produced the teledrama ‘Samanala
Wasanthaya’ and we are currently organising the necessary
work for the second production,” said Nayana hopefully.
A film for all young
By Pradeep Nishantha
Dhammika Sirirwardana produced ‘Asai Man Piyambanna’ ‘Rosa
Kele’ and ‘King Hunter’ all with record earnings. Before
that, he successfully produced about 20 teledramas, and
today he has put his hand into his first direction of a
large screen movie ‘Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe’.
‘Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe’ is a film for all hot young lovers
and is now showing at Savoy cinema and at the entire EAP
Ayeshmantha is the son of a wealthy businessman and
manages the business owned by his father quite successfully.
He loves his girlfriend and she loves him in return. But
suddenly she makes a move to leave him without any notice.
Now he is broken-hearted and even his business matters are
neglected and therefore suffers the consequences.
He gets an invitation one day from his girlfriend to attend
her wedding. He gets very upset over it and his father Basil
who is unaware of all that blames him for what has taken
place with the business managed by him shouting ‘if you are
unable to manage it properly leave it and find some other
Ayeshmantha who is hurt and upset walks out from his home
aimlessly. He tries to take his own life thus walking out.
Rashmi, a young female who sees this tactfully saves his
life by focussing his thoughts in another direction.
After learning about him by questioning she takes him to the
house of her aunt and mends his broken-heart in the guise of
a long-standing friend. May be his mind got focussed on her?
Then coming to know that she has a lover he is saddened but
does not show it.
However, through her intelligent guidance she sends him back
to his father, she also gets his mother and father together
after being separated for 15 years and also advices him on
getting back the business to life. She then leaves to get
married with her lover. He wishes her well.
Ayeshmantha gets the business back to life and lives
happily with his parents who have also got together after 15
years. After about three months Ayeshmantha’s mother tells
him she wishes to look up his friend who got them together
and brought happiness to their family. Her insistence makes
him to go looking for Rashmi.
But unfortunately, he finds out, due to some personal reason
she has been refused by her lover Prasad. Ayeshmantha knows
with what sort of wishes regarding the future that she
sought the hand of Prasad. He keeps on looking for her and
suddenly discovers Rashmi by surprise, while the story
carries along with a lot of twists and turns between
Ayeshmantha and Rashmi.
In this film depicting young lover Pooja Umashankar and
Roshan Ranawana play the major lead roles. The film is on
large screen with DTS sound technology. The shooting was
done in Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Ambewela, Mahiyangana and
other beautiful location in Sri Lanka. Jayanath Gunawardana
did camera directions while music was done by Rohana
Weerasinghe, Mahesh Denipitiya and Ranga Dassanayaka.
‘Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe’ brings out Shiran Mihiranga’s
first effort as a film play back singer. Uresha Ravihari,
Nirosha Virajini, Amila Perera, Erosha Ortam, Shiraz and
Billy are the other musical contributors.
Srimal Wedisinghe, Maureen Charuni, Ramani Siriwardena,
Rex Koddippili, Janak Premalal, Richard Manamudali, Ishan
Gammudali, Dayadeva Edirisinghe, Gayathri Dias, Pubudu
Chathuranga, Himalee Siriwardana, Rajah Ganeshan, Shiran de
Silva, Sandali Welikanna and Shanudri Priyasad were the rest
of the contributors who helped the film to be attractive.
Basuru Siriwardane as the executive producer, Donad Jayantha
as the assistant director, Lal Harindranath as the camera
director contributed with their efforts. Ajith Ramanayaka
with editing, Boopathi with the background music Shan Perera
with choreography direction, Indika Udara Lanka as make up
and hair styles artiste were the others who contributed.
‘Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe’ was written and directed by
|‘I want to do meaningful cinema’ -
Kissing King Emraan Hashmi (Now
he must be tired of reading that description!) is sure to
shake off his image with the next release.
The trailers of Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, an Ekta Kapoor
movie in which he is playing a don, are out and he looks
lethal. Indian media told Emraan that they are looking
forward to the movie after seeing the trailer.
“So am I! It was nice working with a great star cast and I
am looking forward for it to totally,” says Emraan.
Emraan is happy with his Serial Kisser image but says he
also wants to do something different. “I am the only serial
kisser in Bollywood, which is good! I have no issues with my
image but it is just that I want to do some quality films.
On the other hand, the serial kisser image is something
which came first. People tag you with it,” adds Emraan.
“You come to Bollywood to do something meaningful and
entertaining,” feels Hashmi.
Emraan too wants to do something different, “You should do
something for which people will remember you for long. Not
just for matter of days. I choose my films with lots of
patience for they should have something different from other
films. It is very important to be a successful star in
Bollywood,” adds Hashmi.
“It is important to give back to those who have invested in
you apart from being a good actor,” he added.
|Bipasha Basu talks about Lamhaa
Bipasha Basu the Bong bombshell is renowned for her sexy
avatars. Bip has always maintained her raunchy image, and
frankly it is hard to remember anything of her performances
other than the fact that she looked sizzling.
But she says that might change with her next movie, Lamhaa.
“I am playing a Kashmiri girl in Lamhaa who fights against
corruption. It is a wonderful film and something different,”
Talking more about her character she says: “Lamhaa is a
social thriller which tells the story of intelligence
officer Vikram, played by Sanjay Dutt, who finds out about a
plot and is sent to investigate it. I accompany him. That is
what the film is all about.”
Talking about her preparation for the role she said, ““It
was initially tough because I do not really understand Urdu.
But I am never one to shun the urge to learn. I think it is
great fun. And my director, Rahul Dholakia, is very patient
and chilled out and he helped me a lot.”
|Trisha says to adopt stray dogs
PETA India is producing an Ad film about the security of
stray dogs. Trisha has been appointed as their brand
ambassador and she is acting in this film. A formal event
was organised. Trisha released the symbol for this film.
Trisha after this while speaking to the media said,” In
India, dogs are brave and beautiful. We should not import
dogs from foreign countries. We should be the guardians of
the stray dogs. We should move with them affectionately.
I love dogs among other animals. I am having a lot of dogs
in my house. There is also an Indian dog. When I was going
for shooting I found a dog with injures. I took this dog to
my house. I have named it Cadbury. I will not permit animals
being tortured in films. I am always supportive to PETA.”