Sadaa: Busy bee of the South

Actress Sadaa is as busy as a bee now a days.  She has projects in all four South film industries and is working with some of the biggest stars. Her Tamil film Puli Vesham opposite RK and directed by P. Vasu is ready for release.  In Kannada, she’s just signed up for Upendra’s Godfather, to be directed by P. Vasu, and is in talks for another big banner film. In Telugu, she will soon be seen in a horror flick opposite Shivaji. She also has several offers from Malayalam.

Getting introduced to cinema in 2002 through Jayam, Sadaa has achieved so much in such a short time! Well, that’s Sadaa and we wish her all the best.

When an idea worked for Poonam

Poonam Pandey became a household name, thanks to her promise to strip if India won the World Cup. While she didn’t quite get down to the act, the model says she was fully aware of what she was saying and enjoyed the public response.

“I took it as fun, but people made an issue out of that because I was an Indian girl and not allowed to do such things,” Poonam, 20, told.

“I did many things like opening the fan page on Facebook where I did an exclusive photo shoot. But I was not satisfied, so I came up with this idea, which worked well. It was my own decision and I was awake and fully aware of what I was saying,” said Poonam.

Suddenly she became a much googled name on the internet.

She said she was refused permission by the cricket board about stripping before the victorious Indian team and will not request it any more.

But “I want the media to support me and convey my message to the members as there is no point in asking same thing again and again”.

Did she face any difficulties after her announcement?

“Yes, there were many problems which nobody can even think of. I avoided going to public places. I faced issues like court cases, arrest warrants and calls from the moral police. But, anyway, it was a good experience,” she said, giggling – though not looking comfortable in an off shoulder transparent black short dress.

Now Poonam is ready to show her dare devil attitude on the small screen as a participant on Color’s adventure show “Khatron Ke Khiladi 4″ where she will feature with 12 other celebrities.

“I have seen the previous season of the show. It’s something very different and adventurous and that will not be a problem for me as I was into sports during school days. It will be fun facing my fear.

“This season, the production has added the word ‘Torchaar’ which speaks many things, so I am looking forward to go on the ride with Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar,” said Poonam.

She was one of the top contestants of the Gladrags’ model hunt contest last year and also modelled for the Kingfisher calendar.

“It’s a very strange story. I am a 20-year-old girl, still going to college in Mumbai but I don’t get the time to attend classes because of work. I started my career six-and-a-half months back, so it’s a new experience for me.

“When I thought of becoming a model, the next day I got Gladrags’ offer. After that I did the Kingfisher calendar and then I became the most downloaded model on the internet; so the journey was exciting,” Poonam said.

Is Bollywood her next destination?

“Of course, everyone targets Bollywood. I got movie offers and item numbers but I will not disclose it at the moment because I have not given any commitment to anybody,” concluded Poonam.

Shankar & Surya to join hands

Here is the breaking news about the much awaited combo of director Shankar and handsome hunk Suriya. This is one of the missing partnerships in Kollywood from a very longtime. It was Suriya who was supposed to reprise the role of Aamir Khan in the Tamil remake Nanban but finally the offer landed with Vijay.

The saying “Better late than Never” can be said here as Suriya is likely to star in the direction of Shankar. It is said that the director had made a special script ready for Suriya, where he stars as a solo-hero and this is the reason for Suriya not been in the remake of 3 Idiots which is a multi starrer.  The official confirmation is awaited but this is the much needed announcement as his fans are raving for this outstanding combination.

Meanwhile Shankar is busy with Nanban and recently he is back from London after having music sittings with Harris Jayraj.  He also has a glimpse of the locations in London, Buckingham and other places for filming few important sequences and three songs. It is heard that Shankar and Manoj Paramahamsa have finalized few locations and mostly during next schedule they may move to London to shoot two songs tuned by Harris.

Actress Sujatha is no more

The eminent actress of south Sujatha has left for heavenly abode.

Sujatha, aged 58, reported to have passed away today. According to sources, the veteran actress was not keeping good health
for some time and succumbed to her disease.

Sujatha became a prominent face after working in different languages namely Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and also Hindi. She
has shared the screens with biggies like Sivaji Ganesan and Rajinikanth.

Sujatha is well-remembered for her performances in ‘Annaikili’, ‘Avargal’, ‘Vidhi’, ‘Andhaman Kadali’ among others.

Bizhat extends condolences to Sujatha’s near and dear ones.

When Deepika said No to 4 crores

Deepika Padukone who is currently in London for the shoot of  Rohit Dhawan’s first directorial venture Desi Boyz has apparently turned down an offer which promised her to pay Rs 4 crores.

The news goes like this, Ms Padukone was asked by a big shot family in London to perform for the iconic song that she enacted in Dum Maro Dum [DMD]. The offer was also specific as the concerned Punjabi family over here asked her to do the DMD number only. Though regulations like wearing the same attire that she sported in the song for the performance came inn, the actress politely refused to do it by citing that she won’t be performing for private events.

“As a result the family got disappointed as they already booked the club for her performance”, said a source.

This is not the first time that the Om Shanti Om actress rejected such private offers when her industry colleagues such as Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, Mallika Sherawat etc have done such acts many a times.

On the whole we can say one thing that Dee has her own reservations when it comes to performing for such shows. Cool Dee.

Frieda drinks vegetable juice to keep her skin glowing

“Slumdog Millionaire” actress Freida Pinto, who is the face of L’Oreal, says she drinks a lot of vegetable juice to keep her skin beautiful.

“I make loads of fresh vegetable juices with coriander or pepper so that it’s tastier. The concoction makes my skin glow and is good for the digestive system too,” she said in an interview with the Daily Record newspaper.

Despite being considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, the 26-year-old star admits she used to have doubts about her body and looks, reports contactmusic.com.

“When you doubt something about yourself, you start thinking there’s also something wrong with your hair, your body or your clothes.”

Glad that Frieda didn’t doubt about her acting credentials.

Aamir in the list of TIME

The perfectionist Khan has been chosen for the list of TIME magazine’s 100 influential people for this year around. This is the first time that the Lagaan star has featured in the TIME list.

Aamir known for his excellent portrayal of characters has been listed on the basis of his stint with producing films too. His Peepli Live, a satirical, last year was applauded internationally before achieving BO success in India.

One can vote to this maverick actor/director/producer by visiting the TIME’s site.

KO censored

Jeeva’s much awaited film KO has been given U certificate by the Regional Censor Board.

The film has Jeeva in the role of a photo journalist while new girl Karthika is seen as his love interest. Director KV Anand already confessed that the film is equal to double Ayan. According to some snoopy sources it’s known that the film is inspired from the film Amaidhipadai which has Sathyaraj in the lead role. Harris music for KO has created waves and Enamo Aedho, Amali Thumali are topping the chartbusters.

Red Giants Movies are planning to release the film on April 15 or on April 22 for the Easter weekend.