MASALA MIX: Sonu’s leg fractured


BOLLYWOOD actor Sonu Sood fractured his leg in a celebrity criket match, reports The Times of India.

He was flown to a Mumbai hospital for surgery. The doctors ordered total rest for a month and a half.

Sonu is among the many actors who play the game in between their shooting schedules. He’s currently working in the remake of Apoorva Lakhia’s Zanjeer and Prabhu Deva’s Rambo Rajkumar, and the injury is likely to upset the schedules.  

Earlier, Apoorva changed the shooting location of the film to Mumbai due to the blasts in Hyderabad.

“We couldn’t let the shoot be cancelled. Apoorva has re-shuffled the schedule. Scenes requiring Sonu will be done later. Both Ram (Ramcharan Teja) and Priyanka (Chopra) are extremely busy actors. To waste their dates would amount to big losses,” said a source.

But it now looks like waiting for more than a month for Sonu is going to be very troublesome and Apoorva is likely to remove him from the film. The report also quotes a source saying that Sonu was agreeable that he be removed. Ramcharan is helping Apoorva find a replacement.

Meanwhile,  Prabhu Deva said: “We’ll shoot with Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha. Sonu can join us later. It isn’t such an insurmountable problem. These things happen in this line of work all the time.”

Turning point for India’s animation industry

RAJNIKANTH’S animated film Kochadaiyaan, is now in post production. The star, its director KS Ravikumar and producer Soundarya recently watched the three-hour long film, reports

According to sources, Rajnikanth was very pleased with the outcome and believes the film will be a turning point in India’s animation industry.

Dubbing, re-recording and special effects works are expected to start from March 15. However, they will take place in different parts of the world. Dubbing will be done in London, re-recording in Los Angeles, while special effects will be done in Hong Kong.

The audio release for the film is expected to take place in April.

Hrithik wows Akshay with dancing skills

HRITHIK Roshan’s dancing skills has wowed Akshay Kumar, reports Akshay recently told a daily: “This is something I have always thought — if Hrithik ever opens a dance class, my son would be the first to join it. I am talking to him to see if he can coach my son to dance.

“What he brings to the dance floor is refreshing. He keeps getting better and better. He should be seen in more films and stage shows.”

Akshay watched Hrithik dancing on stage recently.

Hrithik’s dance moves in the songs Ek Pal Ka Jeena and Dil Ne Dil Ko Pukara from the film Kaho Na Pyar Hai are said to be among the most memorable.

Hrithik will be seen in three films this year. They are  Shekhar Kapur’s sci-fi film Paani, Mein Krishna Hoon directed by Rajiv S. Ruia and Krrish 3, the third instalment of Krrish.

Deepika to play Vidya’s sister in biopic

SOON to join Vidya Balan in Rajiv Menon’s biopic of carnatic singer MS Subbulakshmi is Deepika Padukone, reports

Vidya has landed the lead role and both actresses will play sisters in the film. She was approached to play the lead character when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turned it down as it wasn’t a commercial film.

Deepika is currently shooting Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela and also filming Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express with Shah Rukh  Khan. She will also be seen in Ayan Mukherjee’s Yeh Jaawani Hain Deewani.

April release for Dhanush production

ETHIR Neechal, the much awaited upcoming film under the banner of Dhanush’s Wunderban Films, is expected to be released next month,  reports It will be Dhanush’s debut production.

The film stars Sivakarthikeyan and Priya Anand in lead roles directed by debutant director Senthil who was formerly an assistant of director Vetrimaaran.

The music is composed for Anirudh and the songs are already topping the charts.

Sonu Sood


Hrithik Roshan

Deepika Padukone


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