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					                                                                                                                                      SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2012
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                                                                      Kareena looks good
David Dhawan impressed with
Kat's 'Chikhni chameli'
                                                                      only with me: Saif
                                      irector David Dhawan,
                                      who worked with Katrina
                                     Kaif in "Maine Pyaar
                                       Kyun Kiya?", is im-
                                        pressed with the actress'
                                          "Chikni chameli" act,

                                           and is happy with the            aif Ali Khan didn't mince        me, I don't see anybody (with “Apart from me,                                    ing." The film is said to have dol-
                                            success of the song.            words when asked which of        whom she looks good)," Saif told                                                 lops of action, but Kareena wasn't
                                              The director says he          Bollywood's many Khans           during the first poster launch of his I don't see anybody                        too comfortable with it. "She does-
                                              is happier because      does his girlfriend, actress Kareena   production "Agent Vinod". Ka- with whom she looks                                n't like doing action, but she is very
                                              he credits himself      Kapoor look best with. Apart from      reena, the leading lady of the spy                                               good at it. She gives pretty intense
                                              for pioneering not      Saif, Kareena has so far worked        thriller, was missing from the event
                                                                                                                                                      good,” says Saif                        expressions.
                                              just the trend of       with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman            Wednesday. Saif explained: "We about his girl friend                                As far as I am concerned, I
                                              raunchy item songs,     Khan, Aamir Khan and will soon         had to divide to conquer... she will Kareena who is                              thought it (action) would be
                                              but also Katrina's      be seen with young Imran Khan in       be seen in future promotional activ-                                             fun, but it was very fright-
                                              career in commer-       "Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu". After            ities for the film." The first poster of opposite him in his                     ening. It's not easy," said
                                              cial cinema. "I         working with Saif in "Tashan" and      the movie features only Saif in it. latest ‘Agent Vinod’                         Saif. Besides the unique
                                             started the trend of     "Kurbaan", she will be seen with       However, he promises that unlike                                                 action       sequences,
                                             raunchy item songs       him again in the upcoming "Agent       other action films, the actress has a                                            "Agent Vinod" will
                                            with 'Sarkaiyee lo        Vinod", set for release March 23.      justified role in his film too. "Ka- and the role has also done justice to       also have a "differ-
                                              khatiya jaada lage'     "Kareena looks good with me and        reena has a very strong role in the her," Saif said. The shooting of             ent" item song, a
                                              in 'Raja Babu'. And     there is no comparison! Apart from     film. She has done justice to the role "Agent Vinod", directed by Sriram         'mujra' picturised
                                              now look where it                                                                                       Raghavan, took a while. And Saif        on Kareena. "We
                                              has gone," said                                                                                         denies rumours that the delay en-       thought let's go a
                                              Dhawan. "When                                                                                           sued due to budget hassles. "The        different way and
                                           she did her first major                                                                                    film taking time to complete are the    try      something
                                           film, it was with me -                                                                                     reports given by media. There were      different in terms
                                            - 'Maine Pyaar Kyun                                                                                       lots of rumours that the film is get-   of expression. I
                                            Kiya?'. Look where                                                                                        ting delayed, it's getting over the     believe even Di-
Katrina Kaif                           she is now! I am very                                                                                          budget... everything was just a ru-     nesh Vijan was
                                       proud of her and of                                                                                            mour. Films take time," he said.        pushing for a
Karan Johar for getting her to do 'Chikni chameli'," he added.                                                                                        He guarantees that the wait will be     mujra...      we
   If the grapevine is to be believed, Dhawan has decided to                                                                                          worth it, as he said: "The kind of      needed        to
add a very special item song in his new film, the remake of                                                                                           action and locations that we have       make        our
1981 film "Chashme Buddoor". In the song, three young male                                                                                            chosen, I have not seen in much         item a little
leads Siddharth, Ali Zafar and Divyanshu Sharma, together                                                                                             movies. The film must have taken a      bit different,"
with Rishi Kapoor will shake a leg in the company of a foreign                                                                                        longer time, but it does not matter     said Saif. -
female face, whose identity is being kept a secret. "It's a very                                                                                      as long as the product is interest-     IANS
special dance number," promises Dhawan, admitting that                                                 Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan                                                                                                                      Saif Ali Khan
"Chikni chameli" has brought new life to the trend of item
songs. "Someone like me, who did it so long ago now has to
move beyond the rustic folk type of item. I feel the trend has                                                   TOLLYWOOD TALK                                                                                                        FIRST LOOK
reached a bend. The curves have to be used differently," he said
from Goa, where his son Rohit gets married early next month.
   Of the preparations for the D-day, he said: "It'd be a very pri-
vate family wedding, with just handful of very close friends
                                                                                                                    Puri’s ‘Devudu Chesina
from the industry. So I don't know where those imaginary
guests lists for the shaadi are being prepared in a section of                                                       Manushulu’
press...probably conjectures based on actors who have worked
with me in the past," Dhawan said. "But that's not how it
works. We'll have a private wedding in Goa, then a huge recep-
                                                                                                                     P     utting rest to tentative titles such as '2 Idiots' and 'Idiot-2’ to the sequel of
                                                                                                                           ‘Idiots’, Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja and director Puri Jagannadh’s new film
                                                                                                                      is officially titled as 'Devudu Chesina Manushulu'. Director Puri Jagannadh,
tion in Mumbai where we'll invite the whole film industry."                                                          who is well known for mass and negative titles, seems opted out of the trend he
Dhawan is uber excited, and said: "This is the first shaadi (wed-                                                    created and came to the fore with a family title blended with chaste Telugu.
ding) in our house since mine."                                                                                        Ileana, who sizzled in Puri's previous movies 'Pokiri' and "Nenu Na Rakshasi,'
                                                                                                                     will play the lead opposite Ravi Teja. B V S N Prasad, who produced ‘Chatrapati’
                                                                                                                       and ‘Oosaravelli’, will produce the movie on Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra ban-
‘Boman is my acting coach’,                                                                                                    Raghu Kunche, who earlier composed for ‘Bumper Offer,’ will compose
                                                                                                                               music for the film.
says director Farah Khan                                                                                                           Actor Ravi Teja said: "This will be my fifth movie with director Puri

C     horeographer-turned-filmmaker Farah Khan finds it funny
      that she is now also dabbling in acting. Farah has moved
from behind the camera to being in front of it with the film
                                                                                                                                 Jagannadh. He is the director who gave me a break in the industry. It
                                                                                                                                  will be a pleasure to work with him again as he’s a good friend of
"Shirin Farhad ki Nikal Padi", and has been cast opposite                                                                               The formal launch of the film is on February 17 and will have its
Boman Irani. She admits she is amused whenever she says she                                                                            regular schedule starting from first March. Plans are set out to re-
is acting, but her co-star Boman helps her get along with it. "I                                                                        lease the film in June. Puri who proved to one and all that a film
find it very funny when I say that I am acting in a film. Now                                                                             can be completed in a less amount of time is once again gearing
that I am acting, Boman is my acting coach and he literally                                                                                up to make this movie in three months. “Though the title
holds my hands and tells me what to do and how to do it," the                                                                               seems to be different, the movie is a full length commercial
47-year-old said in Mumbai. Talking about the film, produced                                                                                 entertainer. Ravi Teja will be focused in a new dimension,”
by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Boman said: "The film is a romantic                                                                                director Puri Jagannadh added.
love story of people who are in their mid-40s." Farah also
chipped in with her typical tongue-in-cheek style and said: "It
is a romantic-comedy as our love story automatically becomes
a comedy." Meanwhile, Farah's next production "Joker", star-
                                                                                                                                             Producers scout
ring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha", is expected to release
Aug 30. And Boman has a line-up of releases like "Ek Main
                                                                                                                                            for scriptwriters
aur Ekk Tu", "Tezz", "Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai" and "Housefull
2" this year.                                                                                                                         T    o the aspiring writers who want to make it big in Tollywood, pro-
                                                                                                                                           ducers Neelima Thirumalasetty and Nagesh Muntha have
                                                                                                                                      launched a hunt to read interesting storylines for their upcoming proj-
                                                                                                                          Ileana      ects. The producers who have recently produced Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Pan-
                                                                                                                                      jaa’ are asking budding scriptwriters to send a story synopsis in 2 pages
Sonu Sood regrets not being in                                                                                                        to with their phone number and address.
'Dabangg 2’                                                              ‘Yamaho Yama’                                                Synopsis can be either in English or Telugu and can belong to any
                                                                                                                                      genre without the limitation of budget. The makers have also assured
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Actor Nagarjuna is playing ‘Shirdi Sai Baba’ for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         movie of the same name. Produced by A Mahesh

A     ctor Sonu Sood, who gave an award-winning performance
      as villain Chhedi Singh in
"Dabangg", regrets not being a
                                                                         to Rayalaseema
                                                                                                                                      that every story that is sent to them will be kept confidential and will
                                                                                                                                      not be shared to anyone without the writer’s permission. Once a par-
                                                                                                                                      ticular story is selected, the makers would call upon the writer for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reddy, the film will be directed by K Raghavendra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rao. It will go on floors from second February.

part of the sequel. In 2011,
producer Arbaaz Khan an-
nounced that the sequel's script did
                                                                         A     ctor Sai Ram Shankar, who tasted moderate
                                                                               success with ‘Bumper Offer,’ will be next
                                                                         seen in ‘Yamaho Yama’. The film which has
                                                                                                                                      complete narration. “Sincere thanks to all the writers who are sending
                                                                                                                                      their stories, great response so far. Amazed by the talent and enthusi-
                                                                                                                                      asm!!! keep going,” is what Neelima said after going through a set of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CAUGHT ON CAM
not allow him to cast Sonu in the                                        ‘Real Star’ Srihari donning the iconic role of lord          stories. Certainly a good move by Neelima as promised earlier to en-
villain's role, and they roped in south-                                 Yama will be shot in Rayalaseema region of AP                courage new talent. So why waiting aspiring writers?
ern star Prakash Raj instead. "It was                                    starting from January 30.
a creative call of the director and                                         On the lines of a commercial entertainer with
the script needed someone else                                           good amount of comedy, the film’s plot goes like
but I am still part of the fam-
ily. I wish I could have
                                                                         this; “Lord Yama (Srihari) is showcased as going
                                                                         to the US and the reason for his journey forms
                                                                                                                                      Allu Sirish to debut in
been part of 'Dabangg
2', but the script de-
                                                                         the story”.
                                                                            Parvathi Melton, who scorched the scene re-               Kollywood
manded someone else,"
told Sonu. However,
what's good is that
                                                                         cently with her item number in ‘Dookudu,’ is
                                                                         pairing up with the ‘143’ star. Produced on GVK
                                                                         Arts banner by G Vijay Kumar Goud, the film is
                                                                                                                                      E    ntrepreneur Allu Sirish, youngest son of producer Allu
                                                                                                                                           Aravind and younger brother of stylish star Allu Arjun, is set to
                                                                                                                                      make his maiden debut as an actor in Tamil, not Telugu. At a time
Sonu's absence from the                                                  directed by Jithendar.                                       when eminent Tollywood scions are testing their luck by debuting in
sequel has not strained                                                     Mahathi will be composing the music for the               Tollywood, Sirish opted to foray into Kollywood. The news regarding
his friendly terms with                                                  film which will hit screens on May 11. The audio             his launch were doing rounds for the past few months.
Salman Khan, the star                                                    event of the film is expected to take place during              But, reports have it that the once chief of South Scope magazine
of the movie. "Salman                                                    the second week of April.                                    which he recently sold to a Chennai based firm will mark his entry
and I are still together. We are                                                                                                      into Tamil cinema. The official launch of his new film will take place
still very good friends. A                                                                                                            in a couple of months. Our filmi birdie has it that Sirish has selected
film is a very small thing to                     Sonu Sood                                                                           a super hit Telugu cinema for his launch pad.
rip us apart," he added.                                                                                                                 To prepare for his stint before the camera, Sirish took acting and
This year Sonu will be seen in a cop's role. "My next film will                                                                       diction classes in Mumbai. Known for innovative thoughts, let’s hope
be with Naseeruddin Shah. It is titled 'Maximum'. I am playing                                                                        that he has something up his sleeve for his debut in Tamil considering
a cop in the film. The film is based in Mumbai," he said.                                                                             that he could have easily preferred to debut as a hero in Tollywood.

Awards galore for family,                                                                                                             Senthil roped in by
Shabana on cloud nine
                                                                                                                                      Khan Clan
V    eteran actress Shabana Azmi is delighted to see her family
     on an award-winning spree. While she has been conferred
the prestigious Padma Bhushan, her step-children Zoya and                                                                             B    ollywood is always known to keep an eye down south. With many
                                                                                                                                           films of south being remade in Bollywood of late, looks like it’s
Farhan Akhtar's "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" is sweeping                                                                                the turn of technicians now.
award functions. "Overwhelming response to my getting the                                                                                Ace cinematographer of Tollywood, K K Senthil Kumar is roped
Padma Bhushan. Thank you dear ones for all the warmth and                                                                             in by actor/producer Arbaaz Khan for ‘Dabangg 2,’ which is a sequel
affection. Javed got it four years ago," Shabana wrote on her                                                                         to his earlier blockbuster ‘Dabangg’. Although Senthil got offers from
Twitter page. The 61-year-old was named to receive the Padma                                                                          Bollywood earlier, he couldn’t do them as he was busy with big bud-
Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, with legendary                                                                         geted flicks down here.
actor Dharmendra and filmmaker Mira Nair Wednesday.                                                                                      The cinematographer, who is associated with director S S Ra-
   However, more than feeling "humbled" for her achievement,                                                                          jamouli for most part of his career with films like ‘Sye’, ‘Yamadonga’
she is happier to see Farhan and Zoya winning awards for                                                                              and ‘Magadheera’ has confirmed the happening. A graduate from
"Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara". Zoya directed the movie, Farhan                                                                           FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), Senthil’s first film as a
acted in it, with Hrithik Roshan and Abhay Deol.                                                                                      cameraman is Chandrasekhar Yeleti’s ‘Aithe’.
The movie has been winning awards galore. "ZNMD sweeps                                                                                   ‘Dabangg 2’ which sees Salman Khan reprising his Chulbul Pandey
Zee Cine Awards and Apsara Awards by Producers Guild...                                                                               avatar is presently in pre-production. It will be directed by Arbaaz him-
Children's success brings the greatest joy...jeete rahein khush                                                                       self. The film is set to start once Salman completes Yash Raj’s ‘Ek Tha            Shruthi Haasan in ‘Gabbar Singh’. The actress is
rahein (Live well, and be happy)," she blessed the two, through                                                                       Tiger’ with Kabir Khan.                                                            reprising Sonakshi Sinha’s (Rajjo) role in the Tel-
                                                                             Sai Ram Shankar and Parvati Melton
her tweet.                                                                                                                               In the meantime, Senthil is presently busy with ‘Eega’ which boosts             ugu version of ‘Dabangg’ which sees Pawan
                                                                                      in ‘Yamaho Yama’
                                                             - IANS                                                                   of huge computer graphics.                                                         Kalyan in the lead.

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