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         Mohanlal-Manju Warrier film: Shoot begins shortly    
 
 
The shoot of the much-awaited Mohanlal-Manju Warrier film will begin on October 31. The marquee actor will reach the sets on November 1. Mohanlal and director Sathyan Anthikkad will be uniting again in this film, expecting to create some ‘magic’. Rajan Pramod has written the script and it would his first work for a Manju film. Vidyasagar has given music for the songs penned by Rafeeq Ahammed. Camera will be cranked by Sameer Thahir. The film is being produced by Antony Perumbavur.

 
         Nithya Menen as Allu Arjun’s heroine?    
 
 
Will South Indian actress Nithya Menon be cast opposite Allu Arun? Yes, say reports. This Malayali actress is likely to act in the Telugu film starring Allu Arjun and directed by Thrivikram Srinivasan.

 
         Nyla plays cop in Mammootty film    
 
 
Nyla Usha is getting ready to act with megastar Mammootty after Kunjananthante Kada and Gangster. This time she is not paired opposite Mammootty. Nyla plays police superintendent in Fireman directed by Deepu Karunakaran and produced by Milan Jaleel.

 
         Saiju Kurup’s liking for negative roles    
 
 
After dabbling in different roles, Malayalam actor Saiju Kurup has been nurturing a special likeness to do negative roles. When he gets ready to act with well-known actor Aravnd Swami in a new Tamil film, he is thrilled.

 
         Fahadh plays ad director    
 
 
Fahadh Faazil is an actor, who succeeds in bringing the best in all the characters he portrays on screen. The actor, a part of many good films, will next play an ad director. The actor will play the central character in a full-fledged comedy film scripted and directed by Siju S Bava.

 
         Prithvi, Biju in Sachi’s film    
 
 
Scenarist Sachi is into the making of a film with Prithviraj and Biju Menon in the lead roles. Sachi himself is directing the film. Producer of ‘Ordinary’ Rajeev Narayanan is producing the film, which would be a love story that delights viewers musically as well.

 
         Saritha is making a comeback    
 
 
After a long long interval, Saritha is going to make a come back... It will happen through a Malayalam film to be directed by Haridas. Sasi Kalinga will do the lead role.

 
         Jyotika to team up with Rahman    
 
 
In the Tamil remake of hit Malayalam film How Old Are You, Jyotika would be teaming up with Rahman. When Jyotika will do Manju Warrier’s role, Rahman will do Kunchacko Boban’s. The film will soon be remade in Hindi and Tamil. Another important thing is, the film will mark Jyotika’s come back after a long gap. Roshen Andrews, the director of the original version will direct the Tamil version, as well.

 
         Kavya to play corporate employee    
 
 
Kavya Madhavan has signed her next project after Saji Surendran’s She Taxi. She will be next seen in Akashavani directed by Khais Millen. She will be playing a corporate employee, a character opposite to the roles performed so far.

 
         Jayasurya gets heroine at last    
 
 
A Mithun Manuel Thomas film Aadu Oru Beekara Jeeviyanu has already grabbed the attention of critics and movie watchers for its unique theme and intriguing title. The director had been scouting for a heroine that needed to be none other than a beautiful goat. The search extended over days and finally his eyes got stuck in Pinky, a cute goat. Within minutes, she passed the screen test that ran through the debutant director’s mind. Jayasurya is playing the lead role in the film.

 
         Prithvi, Nivin, Bhavana in Ivide    
 
 
Director Shyamaprasad, a recipient of national and state awards, is all set to start his next, a crime film with Prithviraj, Nivin Pauly and Bhavana in key roles. The film named Ivide, will be shot in Atlanta in the US. Other casts and crew will be from the US itself.

 
         Dileep, Fahadh join hands    
 
 
The latest trend seems to be films that cast more than one hero. In movies such as Sapthamashree Thaskaraha by Anil Radhakrishna Menon, Double barrel by Lijo and Cousins by Vaisak, we have seen more than one actor in the lead. More and more directors are trying the same.

 
         Kajol in remake of How Old Are You    
 
 
Reports say Kajol is making her comeback with the remake of How Old Are You, which was a second innings for actress Manju Warrier. There were reports earlier that Kajol will make a comeback through the Hindi remake of Norwegian television thriller Penoza, but somehow that didn’t work out.

 
         Kaniha in Mani Ratnam film    
 
 
Actress Kaniha will play a cameo in Mani Ratnam’s new film after Kadal. Dulqar Salman and Nitya Menen will play the lead characters in the film. Kaniha entered the tinsel world through Mani Ratnam's Production House Madras Talkies in 2003. The actress said she is happy to be a part of the director's film.

 
         Will it be Mohanlal or Mammootty?    
 
 
Writer MT Vaseudevan Nair and Director Hariharan are coming together again, after ‘Ezhamarivu’. A period film like Pazhassiraja, it will be a biopic on Payyamvelli Chanthu. But, who will be asked to take up the role? The names of Mohanlal, Mammootty and even Prithviraj are being suggested. But the much-talked-about name is that of Mohanlal and Mammootty.

 
         Priyadarshan my godfather: Bhavna    
 
 
Bhavna Pani debuted as a heroine in Malayalam through Priyadarshan’s film Vettam, ten years ago. Now again, she is coming to Kerala to do a role in a Malayalam film, that too, by the same director. In the film titled Aamayum Muyalum, she will be doing an item dance.

 
         Deepthi in ‘Oru New Generation Pani’    
 
 
Deepthi, daughter of yesteryear actress Sumitra, will be acting in yet another Malayalam film. She will be seen in Oru New Generation Pani, directed by debutant Sankar Narayan. Biyon, who acted in Parangimala will be paired opposite her. She plays a bold and educated girl Indraja in the film.

 
         Hema Malini turns 66, wants quiet birthday    
 
 
MUMBAI: After several hectic travel schedules, veteran actress and politician Hema Malini, who turned 66 Thursday, is happy to spend a "quiet" birthday in Mumbai with her elder daughter Esha and son-in-law Bharat Takhtani.

 
         Pappa’s Appoos is back    
 
 
Don’t you remember Badusha? He was the naughty chap in the hit film Pappayude Swantham Appoos that released about two decades ago. With that single film, little Badshah became the apple of Malayalis’ eye. He has now grown up to become a hero and is making a comeback in the Malayalam movie titled Mumbai Taxi.

 
         Dilip to share screen space with Suhasini    
 
 
After Anjali Menon and Revathy S Varma, a new woman director is entering the tinsel world. Sreebala K Menon, associate director of Sathyan Anthicaud, is all set to direct a film independently. Sreebala, a writer herself, will pen the script of the film.

 
         Richard Gere, Padma Lakshmi split    
 
 
NEW YORK: Superstar Richard Gere has parted ways with model Padma Lakshmi after dating her for six months. The 44-year-old 'Top Chef' host was recently asked in a television interview about her love life, and she said she is single, reported the New York Post.

 
         Reading has given me confidence: Kavya    
 
 
For quite some time now, Kavya has been being more selective while choosing a filmi project. There is some benefit attached to this – she gets ample time for reading and studies.

 
         Asif Ali all set for an image makeover    
 
 
Actor Asif Ali is all set for an image makeover in his next outing. The actor was last seen in films like Sapthamashree Thaskaraha and Vellimoonga, both doing well in the box office. Asif will try his hand in comedy in a film titled Adventures of Omanakuttan by a techie turned director Rohit V S.

 
         Raai Laxmi signs up for thriller    
 
 
South Indian Star Raai Laxmi, who thrilled the audience in Mammotty starrer Rajadhi Raja as a desi girl, has signed the contract for a new thriller. It is a Tamil thriller and it would be her next after ‘Aranmanai’. The actress has confirmed this.

 
         Kareena is a blessing in my life, says Karisma Kapoor    
 
 
Actress Karisma Kapoor says her actress sister Kareena is more like a friend to her than a sibling. The 40-year-old actress, who was last seen in 2012 supernatural thriller film 'Dangerous Ishq', said she and Kareena share a strong bond.

 
         Unni Mukundan’s film shelved    
 
 
Sharat A Haridasan’s new film with Unni Mukundan in the lead role has been shelved. Sharat’s last movie was Salala Mobiles. Nikki Galrani of 1983 was to play the female lead in the film. Sharat himself confirmed the news but the reason was not cited.

 
         Big B turns 72, to spend time with family    
 
 
MUMBAI: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who turned 72 on Saturday, feels there's no gift greater than spending time with family. The actor, who feels "luckiest today", has thanked all those who have been in his life through happiness but also in "loneliness".

 
         Dulquer in Martin Prakkat film    
 
 
In director Martin Prakkat’s next film, Dulquer Salmaan will be the hero. Through this project, both will be re-uniting long after they worked together for ABCD. Martin’s aim is again a fun movie, despite his earlier one being a comedy thriller. The movie’s shoot will start in February next, say reports.

 
         Anoop’s high admiration for Kavya    
 
 
Anoop Menon will be seen in Saji Surendran’s next venture also. Last time they worked together was for Angry Babies, which was a box office success. The new project will give Anoop something to cherish for lifetime. For the first time in his filmi career, he will get a chance to act with Kavya, whom he adores most of all contemporary actresses. The film is named She Taxi.

 
         Kamal Haasan joins 'Papanasam' team    
 
 
THODUPUZHA: After a short break, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will resume shooting for Tamil thriller "Papanasam" here Friday. The film is the remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam".

 
 
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