Finally, Karnataka gets an acting chief minister

Not too many babes, belles or bimbos may be ready to shoot off billet doux to real-life chief ministers after the developments in the capital in the week gone by. But the juicy political life of at least one former Karnataka chief minister has spurred Hi! Bangalore editor Ravi Belagere (centre) to exploit its cinematic and commercial possibilities.

The mahurat of the controversially titled Mukhyamantri I Love You, that leaves little to the politically aware Kannadiga imagination, was held on Thursday at the Press Club of Bangalore. Actress Bhavana (right) who plays a young actress called Rekha in the movie, and Vijaya Karnataka editor Vishweshwar Bhat (left), who plays doctor to the chief minister’s ageing father Tantre Gowda (played by Loknath) were at hand.

Vijay of ‘Kariya I love you’ fame (from Duniya) plays the CM.