Rockline Venkatesh the founder of the production and distribution house, Rockline Entertainments, has been expanding his base over the past few years. While he is a well-known name in the Kannada film circuit having produced several blockbuster hits, he also ventured into Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood and Mollywood producing hit movies.
The latest buzz is that Rockline Venkatesh is all ready to foray into the Marathi film industry. He will be bankrolling the movie titled To Ti Aani Tisra, which will be directed by Dilip Kumar. Swapnil Joshi has been roped in to play the male lead in this flick while cinematographer Ashok Kumar, who has worked in the Kannada film industry predominantly will be cranking the camera for this venture.
The official pooja of To Ti Aani Tisra was done some days ago and the shooting has begun. One of the most successful film producers, Rockline Venkatesh first co-produced the film Belli Moda with Ramesh Aravind playing the lead role. It was the remake of the hit Telugu movie Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu.
In his career spanning well over two decades and a half, Rockline Venkatesh bankrolled Kannada films with top stars such as Shiva Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, V Ravichandran, Ambarish, Upendra, etc.
Some of the Tamil films that were produced under his banner include Simbu starrrer Dum, Vikram starrer Majaa and the Rajinikanth starrer Lingaa. He also went on to produce the Bollywood hit movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which had Salmaan Khan and Kareena Kapoor playing the lead pair.
Rockline Venkatesh ventured into the Malayalam film industry with the Mohanlal starrer Villain last year. The film marked the debut of Tamil actors Vishal and Hansika Motwani in Mollywood. With the producer bankrolling a Marathi movie for the first time, he is sure expanding his base.
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