Simbu dances with Anushka in Chennai

Simbu is one of the happiest person these days as he is completing busy with his projects.

His forthcoming film Vaanam already grabbed the attention of the people in the industry and as well as the audiences. Generally, every film will be hyped only after its release, but it’s entirely different with Vaanam as it has got the much required hype with its cast, music and the plot. Directed by Krish the film has recently wrapped up the last song which was shot on Simbu and hot actress Anushka in Chennai.

A lavish set was erected at the AVM studios in Chennai and choreographer Baba Bhaskar as done the dance composition for this peppy number.”No money, No Honey” are the starting words of this lively fast number.

Simbu says “We have recently shot a party song in Mumbai and now dancing for this peppy number with Anushka is all fun and along with us Ganesh and Santhanam too took part in the song. This number will surely be a rocking one and with this we completed all the songs. Eagerly waiting for the release, which was scheduled on April 9th, 2011 worldwide”.

Karthi’s next with Mappillai director!

Karthi who has come up with Siruthai during Pongal has not started his next film yet. Though he is coming across many subjects but none of the directors are coming up with an impressing script.

Karthi recently heard more than six scripts narrated by prospective directors. According to the snoopy sources it is heard that, Karthi may do a film with director Suraj, as he narrated an incredible masala story blended with lots of action, comedy and sentiments. After listening to the script, Karthi felt it is a real prospective plot and is in plans to start the shoot of this film immediately.

Karthi with this film is turning as a smart businessman as he will be producing the film under his home production banner Studio Green, run by his cousin Gnanavel Raja. He will be finishing the films shoot in just 100 days and is planning for August release.

Karthi the young chap really rocks!

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.

Nithya croons in Telugu

After the big hit ‘Josh’ in Kannada, Malayalee star Nithya Menon who is making a mark in other south Indian languages, has started to make a try in playback singing too. She has already lend her voice for two songs in her new Telugu movie ‘Alamo Deleinthi’. The industry circuits says that both the songs are already big hits. Nithya who is very happy to hear her songs add that she still likes to croon for more songs in films.

Nithya will have a new Tamil release in ‘Veppam’, which will get to theatres in the coming weeks. She is also appearing in the new Malayalam movie ‘Violin’ which is directed by Sibi Malayil.

Indrajith for a loaded year

Indrajith will have a very special year in 2011, with a lot of different characters in different films. The year started with his ‘Race’ in which he played the villain. Though the movie didn’t open big, his character with negative shades was applauded.

The coming week will have his ‘City of God’ directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery in which he plays a Tamil migrant worker. Indrajith will be Swarnavel, who stays in Kochi and works in the construction industry. His character speaks only Tamil and so do the people around him. ‘Flash’ fame Parvathi is the heroine of Indrajith in the movie

One of the biggest offering from Indrajith this year will be V.K. Prakash’s ‘Karmayogi,’ a take on ‘Hamlet,’ on which he is heavily banking on. The movie will have his one of the most complex characters. Indrajith will take a comic avatar in ‘Three Kings,’ a slapstick comedy again with V K P. The movie will also have Kunchakko Bobam and Jayasuriya together with Indrajith in lead roles.

In the later half of the year, Indrajith will don important lead roles in movies by Akku Akbar and Renjan Pramod.

James Cameron pays a visit to Priyadarshan’s film set

There was a surprise visitor on the sets of Priyadarshan’s ‘Arabiyum Ottakavum P. Madhavan Nairum’, and it was none other than world renowned director James Cameron. Priyan had requested a meeting with Cameron the night before, after having come to know that the director was in the city for the Abudabi Media Summit 2011. However the director surprised everyone by arriving in person at the film sets. Priyan says that he was speechless for a while, when Cameron dropped in on his film set. The director talked for a while on 3D technology, and commented on Mohanlal’s acting. He also expressed surprise at films being made on such small budgets. Priyan who is overwhelmed, says that this is a meeting that he would never ever forget in his entire life. He also says that he has got the confidence to make a Hollywood 3D film through the meeting.

Chitrangada excited about teaming up with Akshay

“Desi Boyz” is Chitrangada Singh’s first big movie and she is excited to share screen-space with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.”The actress is very excited and enthusiastic about the forthcoming schedule of the film. Chitrangada is very inspired by Khiladi Kumar’s action image and she is hoping for some great adventure action with Akshay during the schedule of the film,” a source said.

The film also stars John Abraham, Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone.

Following the footsteps of papa David Dhawan, Rohit Dhawan is making his directorial debut with “Desi Boyz”, which may release at the year end.

Salman surprises Manjrekar with ‘Bodyguard’ offer

Salman Khan is known to ask people close to him to do the oddest of things at the oddest hours. It is therefore no surprise to know that he rang up Mahesh Manjrekar recently with an offer that the director-actor couldn’t refuse.

“You’re in ‘Bodyguard,” he told Manjrekar, who has been angling to get Salman to listen to his script for a film that he has been meaning to direct with the star in the lead for a year now.

Now Manjrekar has to join the “Bodyguard” team from April 3.

The funniest part of Salman’s film offer is that Manjrekar is clueless about what he’s supposed to play.

“He hasn’t told me what I play in ‘Bodyguard’. He has just asked me to join the unit. I don’t mind. I never ask him about my role because I know he’s asking me with a good role in mind. I think Salman prefers me to be an actor. He keeps offering me roles in his films. I don’t get a chance to direct him at all,” said Manjrekar who directed films like “Vaastav” and “Astitva”.

Ever since Manjrekar appeared as the main villain in “Wanted”, Salman considers Manjrekar as his good luck mascot. Even in “Dabangg”, he was cast as Sonakshi Sinha’s father.

For Anees Bazmi’s “Ready” too, Manjrekar was not told what his role was until he arrived on location in Colombo.

“When I landed there I realized I had a positive role in ‘Ready’. Thank god, I wasn’t playing a lecher. It was becoming tough for my 17-year-old son to explain to his friends why his father was always playing leery characters. Hopefully, in ‘Bodyguard’ too I’ll have a positive role,” said Manjrekar.