Lakshmi Rai to be Mammootty’s heroine


Lakshmi Rai is again teaming up with Mammooty for the forthcoming movie ‘Rajadi Raja’. Lakshmi Rai has earlier acted with Mammootty and Mohanlal.

After a break she is coming back to the industry through ‘Rajadi Raja’. The news has been confirmed by the actress herself through the social media.

The news about the movie is known from Lakshmi Rai. Other than the title and lead actors, more details including the director of the movie is not known.

Lakshmi Rai and Mammootty has first paired for the movie ‘Annan Thambi’ and then for ‘Chattambi Nadu’.

Casanova is Mohanlal’s Onam release

Mohanlal’s big 2011 Onam release will be Rosshan Andrews directed Casanova.

The film produced by Dr CJ Roy and distributed by Max Lab will hit the screens on August 31. It will be the star’s big Onam release.

Last week Mohanlal celebrated his birthday on the sets of Casanova in Bangkok. The star and the unit of the film are now in Dubai, completing the climax of the film.

The film written by Bobby and Sanjay tells the story of  a Casanova played by Mohanlal,  a man who believes that  “love can cure crime”, a man who knows how to respect a lady, a man who runs the most successful flower business in the world.

He has a penchant for good things in life and lives on a fast track as four enterprising young criminals decide to use him to make a fast buck!

It has an array of beautiful people in the cast like Shriya Saran, Lakshmi Rai, Sanjana, Roma along with Jagathy and Lalu Alex.

Three different music directors – Gopi Sundar, Alphonse Joseph and Gauri are composing music for the film.

Is Ajith playing dual role in Mankatha?

Here comes breaking news about Thala Ajith. It is heard that Thala Ajith will be featured in a dual role in his forthcoming film Mankatha. This looks like Thala is going to bring back the magic of Vaali on screens again.

Sources close to the team reveal that Ajith will star in a role which has shades of grey and the other one will be simple and delicate.

Mankatha is an action thriller which is revolves around a Mafia gang gambling during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket season. Mankatha’s plot is quite appealing which boasts off hair-raising scenes in each and every frame.

Mankatha has an ensemble star cast, which includes Trisha, Arjun, Lakshmi Rai, Anjali, Premji, Ashwin, Vaibhav, Mahat and others.

Mankatha’s Tagline -Yellorum katavanga aana ivan roma ketavan.” (Every one is bad but he is very bad)!

Lakshmi Rai with James Cameron

A few days ago we came to know that James Cameron walked into the sets of Priyadarshan’s Malayalam film ‘Arabiyum, Ottakavum, P Madhavan Nairum’ when the shooting was taking place in Dubai.

Now the latest is that the Hollywood big gun has expressed his desire to work with Lakshmi Rai, the heroine of the Priyadarshan’s project. “He was thoroughly impressed with the actress,” say sources

Confirming this Lakshmi Rai says, “After meeting me on the sets, he read up on me and my films on the world wide web. I will be leaving for California soon to work with him. Cameron said that I had a good body of work and it is a huge compliment for me,”

The Hollywood director was in Dubai for the 2011 Abu Dhabi Media Summit. Priyan, who came to know about this, sought a dinner appointment with the man behind ‘Avatar’. However, Cameron said he would come to the sets to observe Priyan’s work style.

Christian Brothers censored

Joshy directed big budget multi-starrer Christian Brothers, has been cleared by the censors with a UA certificate.

The 2 hours 55 minutes film produced by AV Anoop and Subair is said to be an edge of the seat action packed entertainer.

Christian Brothers has Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Dileep, Sharath Kumar, Lakshmi Rai, Kavya Madhavan, Kaniha and Lakshmi Gopalasamy in the cast.

The film is now confirmed for release on March 18 in nearly 170 screens in Kerala and rest of India.

In Chennai the film is releasing in seven screens.

Lakshmi Rai opposite Balakrishna

Lakshmi Rai, better known for her rumoured reltaionship with Indian Cricket Captain Dhoni, is the main heroine in Balakrishna’s current film, being directed by Parachuri Murali.

Although she acted in the Telugu film Kanchanamala Cable TV long ago, she is not well known in Telugu cinema. She mostly acted in Tamil films.

She is currently working for the film in Vizag. Apart from Lakshmi Rai, former glamour queen Nadia and Jayasudha are also playing vital roles in the movie. Sri Keerthi Creations is producing it.

Priyan’s new movie in UAE

Ace Bollywood director Priyadarshan will shoot his comeback movie to Malayalam, entirely in UAE. Titled as ‘Arabeem Ottakavum Pinne Madhavan Nairum’, this will be a hilarious movie shot in a budget of eight crores. Abudhabi Film Commission will give necessary support to the movie, which will tell a plot about the lives of expatriates.

The movie will showcase the richness and magnificence of middle east, which is untouched by the global film industry. Mohanlal, Lakshmi Rai, Bhavana and Mukesh will don the lead roles in this movie written by Priyan.

The movie will be produced by Jhancos entertainments, in which an Arab named Jamal Al Noemi is also a partner. This is the first time an Arab National is producing a Malayalam movie. This fun movie will be distributed by Seven Arts.

‘Casanova’ to Bangkok

The big budget movie ‘Casanova’ by Roshan Andrews will have the rest of its parts shot at Bangkok. The movie which will have Superstar Mohanlal as a large scale flower dealer, had its first schedule shot at Dubai.

‘Casanova’ scripted by Bobby-Sanjai, tells the story of a protagonist named after the Italian romantic, who believes in the power of love. The movie will have half a dozen heroines including Lakshmi Rai, Roma, Sanjana and Shriya Saran as lead ladies to Mohanlal. The movie will have yet another schedule that will be shot at New York, before getting completed.