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Prem to rope in Priyanka Chopra for Shivaraj's Jogayya

Written by: By: Shekhar H Hooli
Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 10:11 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Director Prem has earlier introduced Bollywood actresses like Mallika Sherawat and Priyanka alias Nisha Kothari to Kannada audiences through his hit movies like Preethi Eke Bhoomi Melidhe and Raaj - The Showman. Now, he is trying to rope in another Bollywood actress for his upcoming movie Jogayya. She is none other than Priyanka Chopra.

The movie Jogayya is a sequel of Shivaraj Kumar's Jogi, which had set new records in Kannada film industry. Now Shivanna will play the lead again in this film, which is considered as his 100th movie. So Prem is hoping to make it even bigger than Jogi. Script work has been going on for the past six months, still four months left for the launch of the movie, which will be shot abroad.

Presently, director Prem is in talks with Priyanka Chopra's secretary to get adjusted her dates for the movie Jogayya. According to him, the actress will be used for a song sequence in the movie. "We selected Priyanka Chopra because she suits very well for the song sequence," says the director.

Actress Jennifer Kotwal had played the lead lady in Jogi, but now, the movie bosses are in search of new face for the movie Jogayya. They are planning to rope in seasoned actress like Vidya Balan. However, director Prem is finding new ideas for Shivanna's 100th movie.

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