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Tuesday, July 3, 2012



Actress Amy Jackson replaces Samantha in Shankar’s I

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 12:25 PM PDT

British actress Amy Jackson, who made her acting debut in Madrasapattinam, seems to have bagged a biggie. The hot and happening girl is likely to replace Samantha in Shankar's forthcoming movie I.

The buzz in the industry says that Amy Jackson is one of the contenders to play the female lead in I. The makers of the film have short-listed a few names and Amy's name is prominent among them. It is said that a call from Shankar's office has been made but nothing has been finalised yet. On the other end, Amy is currently filming her other movie Thaandavam, which is also a Vikram starrer film.
Recently, Samantha, who had agreed to pair up with Vikram in I, walked out of the film due to her ill health and returned her advance amount to Aascar Ravichandran. However, it has to be noted that the actress has also lost Mani Ratnam's Kadal for the same reason.
I is a romantic-thriller, which has AR Rahman's music, PC Sriram's cinematography, also features Santhanam, Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi, Ramkumar (Nadigar Thilakam Sivaji Ganesan's eldest son) and others. It is produced by Aascar Ravichandran.

Actress Kareena Kapoor to do an item number in Tamil

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 12:22 PM PDT

The current trend in Bollywood revolves around the item numbers, as the leading girls in the Bollywood town are more than glad to perform sleazy numbers.

May it be the Munni Badnaam Hui or the Shiela Ki Jawaani, the audiences of the Bollywood is receiving the item numbers in a great manner. It seems as if the item number fever has struck the highest paid Bollywood girl too, who is none other than the Kareena Kapoor. However, she is not going to rock her hip in the Hindi movie industry, but down the south in the Kollywood industry.
Yes! If things fall in place perfectly, soon the audiences of Tamil cinema industry may see the beautiful Bebo shaking her legs for the first time in a Tamil Kutthu song. A grapevine in Kollywood tells us that it is the actor – director S J Suriyah, who is ready to hire the Bollywood bombshell for his movie, Isai. It seems as if S J Suriyah himself is going to play the lead role in his directorial, and also, is going to compose the music for the movie too.
The grapevine adds that the New star has taken himself into the ways of composing after A R Rahman did not turn up to him to compose the music for Isai. For your information, A R Rahman was S J Suriyah's favorite recruitment in the music department for his movies, and the duo has produced some unforgettable chartbusters with the movies like Vaali, New and Anbe Aaruyire. Coming to the Kareena Kapoor, it seems as if she has agreed readily to play an item number in Isai, as soon as S J Suriyah approached her. However, she has put some condition that she would play the song only if the music satisfies her. Hence, S J Suriyah is working hard on the music of Isai, which, as the name goes by, is of musical genre.

Honoured to be starring in Dhanush’s film: Priya

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 11:52 AM PDT

Enchanted by cinema, Priya Anand considers herself lucky to be part of tinseltown. The actress of upcoming 180 fame, says she is eagerly loking forward to her upcoming release.

"I will be sharing screen space with Sridevi, my childhood idol in English Vinglish, which will be an entertainer that will appeal to all age groups. The film is being dubbed in Tamil and Telugu, and will be out soon," she quips.
The actress points out that she rejected a few projects to be paired opposite her favourite idol. "It is no strategic move on my part to make a foray into Bollywood, and my only motive was to act alongside my idol. I was nervous at every shot, but Sridevi made me feel comfortable with her words of encouragement," she gushes.
Priya will also be seen in Dhanush's debut production Edhir Neechal.
"I feel honoured to be chosen to act in Dhanush's production debut, and will give it my best shot. Acting for me is a continuous learning experience for me," she signs off.

Actor Kamal Haasan sing for Tamil movie Haridas

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 11:50 AM PDT

The playback singer in multifaceted Kamal Haasan needs no introduction; however he was last heard only in 2010 in 'Manmadhan Ambu'. The ace film star has now crooned a peppy number in 'Haridas'.

It is said that the song's concept and Vijay Antony's tunes for the track is what that attracted Kamal the most before giving his nod for the project. GNR Kumaravelan has indeed managed to make several headlines by roping in Kamal Haasan as a playback singer for a track.
' Haridas' featuring Kishore and Sneha is touted to throw light on the emotional conflicts between a 8-year old and his father. The film was recently in news as the crew got caught in rough waters. 'Haridas' will be Sneha's second release post her wedding, the first being 'Murattu Kaalai' that was shot ages ago.

Actress Namitha throws her hat in ring for The Dirty Picture

Posted: 02 Jul 2012 11:48 AM PDT

Voluptuous Namitha, who is badly in need of a hit, has thrown her hat in the ring for The Dirty Picture Tamil version. The tough battle to bag the female lead in the forthcoming movie has just begun with her open announcement on the actress' desire to star in the remake.

Namitha has said that she wishes to reprise the role of yesteryear sex siren Silk Smitha. If she's offered the film, the actress without a second thought is willing to star in the remake of The Dirty Picture. The interesting part is that the glam doll went on to say that she could have a cut in her paycheque in order to bag the film.
She further adds that Silk Smitha was a sensation in 80s and 90s and enjoyed a massive fan following. Meanwhile, Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty and many others have turned down the offer. There were also buzz that Nikita and Richa Gangopadhyay were also approached but nothing was materialised.
On the other end, The Dirty Picture Kannada version starring Pakistani actress Veena Malik and Malayalam version featuring Sana Khan have already kick-started.

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