SALMAN Khan has a host of films lined up, reports BollywoodStars.net. After shooting Dabangg 2, he will star in his brother Sohail Khan’s film, Sher Khan, about a superhero with special powers. Sirish Kunder’s action drama, Kick, follows.
Film-maker Anees Bazmi wants Salman to appear in the sequel to No Entry. Other film-makers who want him to star in their movies include Sooraj Barjatya, Sajid Nadiadwala and Subhash Ghai.
His fans can also catch him doing an item song in Ajay Devgn’s film, Son Of Sardaar. “We filmed one scene with Salman recently. But he will be doing the song by the end of July,” said film director Ashwini Dheer. “Presently we are shooting in Mumbai and we have almost finished some the scenes in Patiala.”
Salman only makes a guest appearance in this film.
Prithviraj in quirky love story
AFTER impressing co-star Rani Mukherjee in the yet to be released Aiyya, Mollywood export Prithviraj will star in his second Bollywood film, thanks to Rani’s recommendation to film-maker and boyfriend Aditya Chopra, reports Bollywoodmantra.com.
He will star in a Yash Chopra production titled Aurangjeb. The film will be directed by Atul Sabharwal. Arjun Kapoor co-stars with Prithviraj. Aiyaa, which is slated for release end September, is directed by National Award-winner Sachin Kundalkar.
It is a quirky love story about a Marathi girl (Rani Mukherjee) who falls in love with a Tamil artist (Prithviraj).
The backdrop of a West-South cultural clash is the heart of the story.
Mum on Esha’s bridal gown
VETERAN actress Hema Malini has announced that her daughter’s wedding is on June 29, reports The Times of India. Bollywood actress Esha Deol was engaged to Bandra businessman Bharat Takhtani in February. Hema says the wedding will be in typical south Indian style. Her husband, actor Dharmendra, is a Punjabi.
Hema declined to reveal what Esha will be wearing. She said: “It will be Kanjivaram but I don’t want to talk much about her look and costumes. You will have to wait and watch, but all of us will be in Kanjivaram saris.”
A lavish reception will be held at a five-star hotel.
Nayantara back in full force
KOLLYWOOD actor Arya will pair again with Nayantara in a yet to be named film, reports IndiaGlitz.com. The only information available is that the film will be directed by Atlee, an assistant to the famous director Shankar. The film will be produced by Fox Star Studios.
The duo’s on-screen chemistry in Boss Engira Baskiran (2010) clinched them their new roles in the light-hearted romantic entertainer. It is expected to go on floors later this year.
It looks like Nayantara, who had announced her comeback to stardom after her break-up with choreographer-turned-director Prabhu Deva, is all set to regain her position as the leading lady in Kollywood.
Rockstar, The Dirty Picture win big
THE recent International Indian Film Awards 2012 in Singapore saw Rockstar and The Dirty Picture bagging awards in most of the categories.
Best Actor went to Ranbir Kapoor for his performance as Jordan in Rockstar (2011) while Vidya Balan won Best Actress for her role as Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture (2011).
Vidyut Jamwal won Best Male Debutant for his role in Force while Parineeti Chopra walked away with the Best Female Debutant for her performance in Ladies Vs Ricky Behl.
Zoya Akhtar was named Best Director for his film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, which also won Best Film.
Actor Silambarasan, more popularly known as Simbhu or STR, was mobbed by hundreds of school and college students while shooting a scene in the business district of Triplicane in Chennai recently, reports Kollyinsider.com.
When word got around that Simbhu was shooting Vaalu, his young fans congregated in the area, causing traffic congestion. Director Vijay Chandar had to stop the shoot and call the police to help disperse the crowd. Simbhu’s bodyguards helped him to get out of the area.
Vaalu also stars Hansika Motwani and Santhanam. Its trailer was well-received by cinema goers. The film is slated as a Deepavali release in October.
Kaka dies at 86
ACTOR “Kaka” Radhakrishnan, a known character actor and comedian, died on June 14. He was 86. His short physique and ability to use his eyes to convey different emotions made him a sought-after comedian in the 1940s and 1950s, reports The Hindu.
It was a role in Mangayarkkarasi that earned him the nickname “kaka” (crow). In the film, a young Radhakrishnan tries to prove that he is an intelligent young man by trying to catch a crow perched on top of a tree.
He had acted in over 400 films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
His role as an ailing old man obsessed with carom in Vasool Raja MBBS left an indelible impression on cinema goers.
He is survived by two wives, three sons and five daughters.