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         Salam Bapu comes with Manglish    
 
 
Getting an opportunity to line up two mega stars, one after the other, for consecutive projects is a rare thing that would happen in the career of a film director. But Salam Bapu seems to be blessed with that luck!

 
         Ranbir, Alia in Ayan Mukherjee's next    
 
 
Ranbir Kapoor will star opposite actress Alia Bhatt in director Ayan Mukherjee's next film. Karan Johar, who will be producing the film, took to Twitter to share the news. The movie is expected to release on December 23, 2016.

 
         Not signed any new projects: Amala    
 
 
Will Amala act again post her marriage? This was the question on everyone’s lips. Everyone we mean here is her fans! But now, Amala Paul herself has come out to clarify that she has not signed any new project since her marriage.

 
         I'm a huge Shahid Kapoor fan: Alia Bhatt    
 
 
Alia Bhatt, who has confirmed she has signed Vikas Bahl's Shaandar for a role with Shahid Kapoor, says she's a fan of the actor, whom she first fell in love with when she was all of 11. "I'm a huge Shahid Kapoor fan. I must have been 11 years old when I went to see Shahid in 'Ishq Vishk' at Gaiety-Galaxy (in Mumbai). I've been a fan since then. He is a fabulous actor and from what I hear, a very supportive co-star," Alia said.

 
         Fahadh not in Jayaram’s film    
 
 
Online media had reported that Fahadh Faasil will be seen along with Jayaram in the film directed by Sibi Malayil after a gap of two years. However, scriptwriter K Girish Kumar rubbished the rumours and said that he is not part of the film.

 
         Lal junior to team up with Mammootty    
 
 
Lal Junior entered the film world through the film Honey Bee, a new generation film that had been in the centre of criticism for some time. But the film could win the heart of a section of the viewers and even performed fairly well at the box office.

 
         Writers should script roles for older actors: Kamal Haasan    
 
 
South superstar Kamal Haasan feels writers usually don't script roles for older actors but its time they took on the mantle. "Writers do not write roles for older people... they always write for younger people so we all try to look young. But times are changing... Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) is a great example, so I know I have another 15 years," Haasan said at an event in Mumbai.

 
         Will Mary Kom defy Hindi film ban in Manipur    
 
 
Makers of "Mary Kom", based on boxer M.C. Mary Kom's life, have said they will try their best to release the movie in Manipur, the Olympic bronze medallist's home state, where Hindi films are not shown since a few years.

 
         Amitabh Bachchan is ridiculously humble: Bejoy Nambiar    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Director-producer Bejoy Nambiar, who is set to direct Amitabh Bachchan in his next thriller, finds the megastar "ridiculously humble" for his stature.

 
         I have not increased my remuneration after Queen, says Kangana    
 
 
Kangana Ranaut may be one of the most sought after stars in Bollywood post the success of ‘Queen’ but the actress has denied reports that she is demanding more money now. The 27-year-old actress, who has only one release ‘Ungli’ this year, rather wants to slow down a bit by doing one film at a time.

 
         Shruti Haasan with Vijay    
 
 
Actress Shruti Haasan is all excited to share the screen space with Tamil superstar Vijay in his next project. The 28-year-old daughter of Kamal Haasan took to twitter to confirm about her presence in the yet-untitled film directed by Chimbudevan.

 
         Nikki Galrani to romance Unni Mukundan    
 
 
Nikki Galrani, who made her debut in 1983, will now romance Unni Mukundan in Enthoru Bhagyam directed by Sharath A Haridasan. His first film was Salala Mobiles.

 
         Mammooty as columnist    
 
 
In debutant director Jamal’s film, Mammootty will don the role of a science column writer. Jamal is venturing into film making with a baggage of experience he gained by assisting leading director Joshy.

 
         Miss India no longer pathway to films, says Parvathy Omanakuttan    
 
 
Former Indian beauty queen Parvathy Omanakuttan, who will soon be seen in Pizza, says the Miss India platform is no longer a stepping stone for models to enter filmdom. Parvathy was crowned Miss India in 2008.

 
         Prithviraj, Nivin Pauly in Hariharan film    
 
 
Prithviraj and Nivin Pauly will play the lead roles in two films directed by Hariharan after Ezhamathe Varavu. The film with Prithviraj will begin first and Hariharan himself has penned the script for this film.

 
         Shamna’s item dance in Rajadhi Raja    
 
 
There is a surprise! South Indian Actress Shamna Kasim will shake a leg sensuously in Mammootty film Rajadhi Raja. The director Ajay Vasudev is a fresher. Mammooty will play a restaurant manager and Rai Lakshmi is cast opposite him. Youth actor Unni Mukundan is doing a guest role in the film.

 
         Shweta plays doctor    
 
 
Shwetha Menon, who has played strong roles in Malayalam films, will be seen playing a doctor in her next. She plays a homeopathic doctor in debutant K P Thilakaraj's Mazhaariyathe. The doctor, also an active social worker in the film, is staying with her school-going son. Kalabhavan Mani plays her husband in the film.

 
         Jayasurya to play a villager in Lal Bahadur Shastri    
 
 
Actor Jayasurya noticed for the various roles he chooses has grabbed a similar one. Jayasurya plays a villager in the film named Lal Bahadur Shastri. The film tells the story of Lal, Bahadur and Shastri.

 
         Biju, Asif Ali as heroes    
 
 
In new comer Dinil Babu's film Biju Menon and Asif Ali are coming together to enact a humorous script. Both will have equal importance. Under Minhal production banner, Mohammedali will produce the film. Y V Rajesh's is the script. With Kochi as the location, camera will start rolling in September.

 
         Mohanlal-Madhupal venture to begin in September    
 
 
The film to be directed by actor Madhupal with Mohanlal in the lead will go on the floors in September. Mohanlal’s latest is Joshy’s Laila O Laila. After this, it was Sathyan Anthikkad film that was waiting for the super star. But as Ranjan Pramod’s script work is still in the pipeline, Mohanlal decided to take up Madhupal’s project.

 
         Mammotty’s kind-heartedness    
 
 
Mammootty is an actor who has never hesitated to act in debutant directors’ films. Now, again he is teaming up with a new comer. He is going to act in a film to be directed by Jamal, independently. The ‘fresher’ was once the assistant of Joshy.

 
         Kajal to sizzle in special song    
 
 
South Indian actresses Tamannah and Shruti Hasssan have already sizzled in item dances. Now it is the turn of Kajal Agarwal. Reports say Kajal will do an item song in the film Gitanjali starring Anjali. It is also heard that the producers first approached Samantha for the role.

 
         I’m not marrying Bhavana: Anoop Menon    
 
 
When the film ‘Angry Babies’ is running in jam-packed theatres across the State and abroad even after 25 days, Kerala Kaumudi caught up with the film’s hero Anoop Menon for a quick chat.

 
         Nitya opposite Fahadh    
 
 
Nitya Menen will play Fahadh Faasil’s heroine in the film directed by Anwar Rasheed. Fahadh will play a strong character in the film. Anwar’s film after Aami of Anchu Sundarikal will be produced by Muhammadali under the banner of Minhal Productions.

 
         It was 'ordinary' marriage for Shritha    
 
 
Actress Shritha Sivadas who sneaked into the hearts of Malayalais through the film ‘Ordinary’ got married on Monday at a simple function in Ernakulam. Deepak Nambyar, a Malayali engineer now based in Dubai, tied the nuptial knot.

 
         Dhanush not keen in acting in wife’s film    
 
 
Dhanush’s Three, directed by his wife Aishwarya and daughter of Rajanikanth, didn’t do well at the box office. However, the song ‘Why this Kolavari’ sung by Dhanush was a super hit. After Three, Aishwarya hasn’t done any films.

 
         Jayasurya in Priyadarshan’s film    
 
 
Priyadarshan, who usually casts Mohanlal and Mammootty in his films, has roped in Jayasurya to play the lead role in his next. The film would be a complete entertainer. The heroine and name of the film have not been finalised.

 
         Mammootty as restaurant manager    
 
 
Mammootty will do the role of a restaurant manager in the film Rajadhi Raja to be directed by new comer Ajay Vasudev. The character’s name is Sekharan Kutty. The script is by Udaykrishna-Sibi K Thomas team. Rai Lekshmi as Kutty’s wife is the heroine of the film. The duo is pairing up after some time.

 
         Unni Mukunthan in Sarath’s film    
 
 
Youth actor Unni Mukunthan will play the lead in the film to be directed by Sharath A Haridasan after Salala Mobiles. The search is on for the heroine and rest of the cast and the final list is not ready. The plan is to begin shooting in August.

 
         Nitya Menen not eyeing bollywood    
 
 
Nitya Menen, is an actress who found a space in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. Actresses having worked in these films will be eager to step into bollywood, but this actress is not keen in that.

 
 
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