Bollywood singers dominate Kannada film music

Bangalore, May 15 (IANS) After making a mark in Bollywood, Hindi film singers like Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal and Udit Narayan have shifted their focus to the south and are in great demand in the Kannada film industry.

While Udit has been singing for Kannada films for the past seven years, Sonu is the highest paid playback singer in these movies, charging around Rs.200,000 per song. As far as Shreya is concerned, Kannada music directors find it extremely difficult to get her dates.

The music directors are prepared to wait for months to get Sonu to sing a song in the film. His song "Anisuthide" in the blockbuster "Mungaru Male", "Ninidale" in another hit film "Milana" and "Minchaagi neenu baralu" in "Gaalipata" were not only hug