Thursday, August 14, 2008
Meera Jasmine escaped unhurt after protestors of the Amarnath Temple land row in Kashmir started hurling stones on her car. The actress was in Kashmir, to shoot a song sequence for a Telugu film Bangaru Babu, when the incident occurred. Meera was on her way to the shooting spot when some mobsters, protesting over the Amarnath Temple land, started hurling stones on all the vehicles passing that way.
The actress, who was shaken by the incident, was relieved when the army intervened to bring the situation under control. Owing to the tense situation prevailing in that region the shooting was canceled and the crew returned to Hyderabad.
Has Navya Nair opted out or was she unceremoniously dropped from Aval Peru Tamilarasi, to be directed by debutant Meera Kathiravan, a former assistant to Balu Mahendra and Lohitadas?
The film to be produced by Moserbaer has the hot and happening Jai (Subramaniapuram fame) as the hero.
At the last minute, with the film to be launched next week, Navya and the director have parted ways amicably. The film‘s cameraman is P.G Muthiah , and has music by Vijay Antony.
The buzz is that Navya and Kathiravan had difference over the script, and hero Jai wanted somebody who will look younger than him to be cast opposite him.
Anyway Navya has lost her only film in Tamil and is now concentrating on Kannada films, where her career is on the upswing.
The latest we hear is that another Malayalee girl approved by all concerned has been roped in by the director, who will be unveiled at the launch of the film.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
After the recent release of 'Kuselan', the remake of the Malayalam super hit 'Katha Parayumpol', there is a whiff i
n the air about another possible Malayalam remake in Tamil.
According to r
eports, plans are on to remake the Malayalam film 'One Way Ticket' that had Prithiviraj in the lead and Mammootty in a cameo as himself. The story was about Mammooty, a superstar in films, coming down to a village to save his ardent fan's love life.
A big banner that produces Tamil films is said to have bought the rights for this movie and is ready to remake the film with Vijay in the lead role. The reports also add that superstar Rajinikanth has been approached to play the cameo. Official confirmation is not out yet and it is not known if Rajinikanth will give the nod.
An interesting point to note is that Rajinikanth has been remaking quite a number of Malayalam hits. 'Muthu' was the remake of 'Thenmavin Kombathu' and 'Chandramukhi', the remake of the Malayalam classic 'Manichithra Thaazhu'.
With recent reports that have come in saying that 'Kuselan' has managed only a lukewarm opening, the decision and announcement about remaking 'One Way Ticket' might go under the scanner.