Prithviraj: I am not planning a film with Amitabh Bachchan
Recently there were reports doing the rounds that southern superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran, who made his debut in Bollywood with AIYYAA starring Rani Mukerji opposite, is planning to work with Amitabh Bachchan in his Hindi production.
Since Prithviraj’s Malayalam film AYALUM NJANUM THAMMIL was a big hit down south, he is planning to make its Hindi version and will approach Bollywood megastar for the same.
However, Prithviraj in the latest interviews cleared the misconception which has been doing the rounds. He said that he only wishes to show his film to Big B and get the response from the star. He is not planning any film with Big B at the moment.
Bollywood celebs remember Shamshad Begum
Bollywood today mourned the demise of legendary singer of Hindi Cinema Shamshad Begum, who passed away at the age of 94. Shamshad Begum mesmerized with her vocals in the 40s and 50s era of Cinema. Some of the evergreen hits include Kahin Pe Nigahen Kahin Pe Nishaana’, ‘Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon’, ‘Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar’ and ‘Kajra Mohabbat Wala’.
On one side Hindi Film industry is gearing up to celebrate the 100 years of Indian Cinema, while on other hand Hindi Cinema lost its gem Shamshad Begum! What a dichotomy situation it is!
Here’s what our celebs wrote on the micro-blogging site
Amitabh Bachchan: The golden voice of Shamshad Begum, play back singer of great eminence in some of the most historic film songs .. now silent .. RIP
Lata Mangeshkar: Aaj subha mujhe pata chala ki mashhoor playback singer shamshad begumji humare beech nahi rahi,ye sunke mujhe bohot dukh hua,maine unke saath kafi filmo’n mein gaane gaaye,wo bohot acchhi hasmukh aur sidhi saadhi shakhsiyat thi,main unko shraddhanjali arpit karti hun.
Sridevi’s English Vinglish a massive hit in Hong kong!
Sridevi’s comeback film English Vinglish, directed by Gauri Shinde, was released in Hong Kong recently, and has been declared as the biggest hit after 3 Idiots. The film has collected a whopping 200000 US $, after it released last month.
The film marks the comeback of Sridevi after 15 long years. The story is about a doting housewife’s struggle to learn English to prove herself to her family.
Very few people can take films based on books – Vikramaditya!
Director Vikramaditya Motwane is excited and confident about his upcoming film Lootera, starring Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh.
Based on O’Henry’s novel, The Last Leaf, Vikramaditya says, “I wrote the script for this film in 2005 and you can’t call this a trend. You either remake a film or base it on books. Remaking South Indian films has been going on for a long time, right from the 80′s. But taking off on books is a rarity. Very few people do it. It’s a different source of literature and you can play around with content. Kai Po Che was made because it was possible to do so”.
We hear that as Sonakshi’s character from the book remains the same, Ranveer’s role is completely new.
Well, when films like 3 Idiots and Kai Po Che, which are based on novels, can do well, there is no doubt that Lootera will lack good response.
Randeep Hooda, the new Charles Sobhraj?
Randeep Hooda who has enacted several different characters so far, will now play the serial killer psychopath Charles Sobhraj in his next flick. To be directed by Prawaal Raman of Gayabfame, the film is said to be based on the bikini killer Charles Sobhraj.
Randeep claims, that Prawaal had announced his project way back in 2007, and had also made a lot of research for his flick. He also adds, that pre-production work has begun and the film is likely to start shooting in June.
Unnidam Mayangugiren – The Legend of KJ Yesudas
Among many legendary singers, Dr.KJ Yesudas is one who has given us evergreen hits and songs that tingle our spines even when listened to now. His contributions to the music industry in unparalleled and unique. The legend’s son Vijay Yesudas is said to be organizing an event in order to pay tribute to his father.
The event has been named ‘Unnidam Mayangugiren-The Legend of KJ Yesudas’ and will have singers like Unni Menon, Suchitra, Atlaf, saindhavi, Rahul Nambiar, Madhu Balakrishnan and many others who will be rendering their voices at the occasion for the songs sung by the legend. The show will also have a special Veenai performance by Rajesh Vaidhya.
Gautham teams up with Mammootty
Seems like Gautham Menon is earnestly looking forward to make films in Malayalam as well after creating for a himself a stable name in the Kollywood and Tollywood. Gautham has narrated a script to the Megastar, Mamootty which the latter seems to have been impressed with. Also Gautham has roped in director Fazil’s son Fahadh Fazil for his next after the one withMammootty. It has been reported by sources that the Gautham-Mammootty project would go on floors only by 2014 after Gautham finishes Dhruva Natchathiram with Suriya.
Pandiarajan Awarded Best Director
Actor-director Pandiarajan was awarded the Best Director in the High Bulb Film Festival held in Washington, for his short film ‘Mann Paanai’. The film that runs for about 20 minutes has music by Srikanth Deva, editing by Lenin, and story, screenplay, dialogues and direction by Pandiarajan. The director is excited and very happy about receiving this prestigious award. Pandiarajan was recently seen on the big screen in ‘Settai’.
Kochadaiyaan making video to be released
The recent news about ‘Kochadaiyaan’ is that the director of this proud film Soundarya R Ashwin has planned to release the making video of the film following the new still that was released few days back. The making video is expected to bring to the awareness of the audience about the hard work and effort put in by the team. The video will also have a song sung by our Superstar composed by AR Rahman.
While the trailer of the film has been decided to be released at the Cannes festival in May, the film is likely to hit the screens in July. ‘Kochadaiyaan’ has the pride of being the first film made using the Motion-Capture Technology.
Director Ameer Turns Hero
Known for award winning films like ‘Paruthiveeran’ and ‘Raam’, till the recent controversy ‘Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan’, Ameer is a distinguished director. He was seen in flashes on the silver screen, in his special appearances in movies like ‘Sethu’, ‘Yogi’ and ‘Yuddham Sei’. Now, the director has planned to turn into a full-fledged actor with a project that’s shaping up. Directed by Senthil, the film that’s yet to be titled has been planned for a Diwali release this year. We hear that Isha Talwar of ‘Thattathin Marayathu’ fame has been roped in to be the heroine of this film. The project is likely to go on the floors by June.
Kamal Haasan Meets Steven Spielberg
When horizons meet, it is bliss to watch in awe. It was one such event when titans from different backgrounds met and shook hands. At the special premiere of the award winning Hollywood flick ‘Lincoln’ in India, Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and ‘Ulaga Nayagan’ Kamal Hassan were spotted together. Though many other biggies including Amitab Bachchan attended the grand event, Steven-Kamal meeting was a crowd attraction.
NTR’s Major Chandrakanth turns 20!
One of the milestones in legend NTR’s career Major Chandrakanth, in which he excelled in the role of a retired army officer, recently completed 20 years since its release! This movie, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, and produced by Dr. Mohan Babu’s Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures, had its script written by Parachuri Brothers! The movie, which released on April 23, 1993, scored big at the box office, and one of the songs in the movie ‘Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam’ was the current rage and crowd favourite in that period! Mohan Babu played the role of NTR’s son, and overall this movie will always be remembered as one of the landmark movies in Tollywood!
May 10 release for Sukumarudu!
Sukumarudu, starring Aadhi and Nisha Aggarwal, directed by Ashok of Pilla Zamindar fame, is all set for release on May 10! This movie, produced by Soudhamini Creations, has music by Anoop Reubens! The music was released recently, and has been well received by the audiences. All the censor formalities are expected to be completed by then, and judging by the success of the audio, the movie should go on to become a huge hit! Let’s wait and see!