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Clash of schedules forces Ragini Dwivedi to let go of Raana special number; Samyuktha Hegde steps in

The song, choreographed by Imran Sardhariya, which will star leading man Shreyas K Manju will be shot as soon as work on the sets is completed

Prathibha Joy
Nov 23, 2021
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Samyuktha Hegde

A few weeks ago, Ragini Dwivedi had excitedly announced that she would be doing a special song in Shreyas K Manju’s next film, Raana. Directed by Nandakishore, with choreography by Imran Sardhariya, the song would have been special for her given that she has worked with both of them, while she considers Shreyas and his dad, filmmaker K Manju are more like family to her. However, in the time since, the team was not able to stick to the schedule, as set works could not be completed owing to heavy rain in Bengaluru.

Now that the team is almost set to shoot the song, though, Ragini is busy with other commitments, and was not able to accommodate dates, forcing them to look for an alternative, which they found in Samyuktha Hegde. Earlier this week, the team announced her inclusion with a welcome post on social media. The Kirik Party actor is quite the dancer and acrobat, so, it would be interesting to see what Imran gets her to do in this song. Written, composed and sung by Chandan Shetty, the song is expected to be a peppy dance number.

In the meantime, Samyuktha is awaiting the release of her Tamil films. “I have a film with Prabhudeva, Thaen, and a project opposite Ashok Selvan, directed by Venkat Prabhu. I am in talks for a couple of new projects, but nothing’s been confirmed yet. Back home in Kannada, there’s Thurthu Nirgamana opposite Sunil Raoh, but I have no idea when it will release. In fact, this was supposed to come out just before the pandemic, but then all plans were derailed. Right now, the makers are toying with whether to release it on an OTT platform, which is easier said than done, or wait it out for a good window and head to theatres,” she says.

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