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Shriya returns to Hindi S

hriya Saran will play the female lead in the remake of Malayalam thriller' 'Drishyam'. She will essay the role played by Meena in the original while Ajay Devgan will play the lead role. This movie has been remade in all the southern languages with Kamal Hassan currently starring along side Gauthami in the Tamil remake under the title 'Papanasam'. The Tamil version is being directed by Jeethu Joseph who also directed the Malayalam original. Nishikant Kama, who directed 'Force' will be directing the film in Hindi. Tabu plays the role of the police officer. The makers are in the process of deciding the other cast & crew.

Suriya to work Rajinikanth spends time 24x7 for '24' with fans F


n his 34th wedding anniversary last week, superstar Rajinikanth briefly spent some time with his fans at his residence. Several of his fans came to convey their wishes to the ‘Thalaiva’. “Rajini sir spent a few minutes with his fans assembled outside his residence. They met and greeted him on his anniversary. People had come with garlands, gifts, photos and life-size cutouts. He thanked them for showering their love on

him,” a source close to the actor said. Rajinikanth married Latha Feb 26, 1981. They have two daughters - Aishwarya and Soundarya. The 64-yearold, who has over 100 films to his credit, was last seen in Tamil film ‘Lingaa’.

or his first sci-fi film '24', it seems Suriya is ready to work without any break. Shooting is expected to commence in Mumbai in April, and from then on, it would go on in full swing as plans are on to release the flick for Deepavali. "A grand set will come up at a studio in Mumbai and major portions of the movie will be shot there. Certain scenes will be canned in Chennai too," sources say. Directed by Vikram Kumar of 'Yaavarum Nalam' and 'Alai' fame, the film has music by Oscar-Grammy winner A R Rahman. Produced by Suriya himself, it is tipped to provide a different experience to the audience. Suriya is currently busy with 'Masss' directed by Venkat Prabhu.

Shruti sings for self


hruti Haasan who is a trained classical singer has already sung two songs this year for other actresses. The first for Sonakshi Sinha in 'Tevar' and then for her younger sister Akshara Haasan in 'Shamitabh'. The actress has finally sung for herself in her upcoming film 'Gabbar' opposite Akshay Kumar. The song is described as a modern, edgy, rock-pop love song and will be picturized on Shruti herself. Just goes on to prove she's as multi-faceted, versatile and multi-talented as her daddy.

Akshay Kumar learns Arabic for ‘Airlift’


fter “Baby” which did good business at the box office, Akshay Kumar is busy with other films in hand and one of them is “Airlift,” a real life story on the biggest human evacuation during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Akshay Kumar will be seen playing the role of an Indian-Arab billionaire Ranjit Katyal who plots a brilliant plan to save the lives of 1,70,000 Indians while they are stranded in Kuwai. Since Akshay plays the role of a UAE resident, he has decided to take diction classes for learning the nuances of the Arabic language. In fact, from what we hear, the actor will also be required to speak the languages for certain sequences in the film and hence in order to deliver the lines appropriately, the actor has been undergoing a training session in the language for the past three weeks.

Rekha’s grace floors Katrina Kaif


ctress Katrina Kaif, who will be seen sharing the screen space with Bollywood’s evergreen talent Rekha in upcoming film ‘Fitoor‘, says she is amazed by how graceful the veteran is. Katrina, who is yet to shoot with Rekha, said: “Every time I have met her, I have been amazed by her warmth, her grace and her immense enthusiasm towards life. I am sure we will have a great time filming together and I am looking forward to it.” Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, ‘Fitoor’, also features Aditya Roy Kapur. After debuting in Bollywood in 2003 with ‘Boom’, Katrina cemented her space in tinsel town by delivering six back-to-back hits in ‘Namastey London’, ‘Apne’, ‘Partner’, ‘Welcome’, ‘Race’ and ‘Singh Is Kinng’. She has featured in some of the best new age item numbers, and is among the leading actresses in Hindi filmdom today.

Bipasha Basu on Peace trip

Genelia D'Souza ready to make a comeback


c t r e s s Genelia D'Souza, who has been away from the big screen post her marriage to actor Riteish Deshmukh in 2012, says she is now ready to make a comeback in Bollywood and will focus on her acting c a r e e r . Genelia, who has starred in movies like “Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na” and “Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya,” was present at a promotional event when she was asked about her comeback to the film industry. To that, she said: "I don't think I ever left it, but yes I am on a break, I would love to be back, I would love to do something that makes me happy, that makes people happy and I am ready now for comeback." Genelia and Riteish became proud parents to a son on Nov 25, 2014.


fter her sensuous act in “Alone” it was curiously the snow capped mountains of the Himalayas for the beautiful Bipasha Basu. The actress headed for a week long trip to Anand Ashram, apparently a spiritual centre in the hills for a period of ‘rejuvenation’. Basu posted her picture on Instagram with…’The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature-Wise Words:)’. Way to go Bips!

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