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  • | August 9th, 2011

    Shivaraj Kumar inspired by Jesse Owens

    Shivaraj Kumar inspired by Jesse Owens

    Shivanna’s next film is inspired by an international stalwart
    Many of ‘Hattrick’ hero Shivaraj Kumar’s fans are not clued in to the fact that their screen idol is a trained Kuchipudi dancer. And fewer still may know that the Kannada superstar is not known to be a sports buff and hardly ever associates himself with sporting causes. So, it came as a surprise when director Narendra Babu, known for his sport-based movies, managed to rope in Shivanna to star in his next film, based on the legendary runner Jesse Owens – the man who thwarted Adolf Hitler’s ‘Aryan ideals’ to win four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Click here to read more