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Dileep to Play Sathya Sai Baba in Telugu Movie

It is official now: in the Telugu movie Baba Sathya Sai, Dileep plays the role of the spiritual guru. This actor now steps into the genre of playing characters from real life, after superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal received much accolades for playing BR Ambedkar and MGR in different movies. Renowned director Kodi Ramakrishnan has roped in Dileep to play the central role in his upcoming movie. This famous Telugu director can be relies upon to deliver a good movie. This movie is going to be a big-budget one and will relate the life and teachings of Baba to the audiences.

Baba Sathya Sai will hit the floors in a few months’ time and outdoor shooting will mostly be done in the Himalayas and Puttaparthi. The movie will be a bilingual one, available both in Tamil and Telugu. There are also plans to release a dubbed version in Malayalam, so as not to deprive Dileep’s home fans. This is his first work in a language other than Malayalam and he was only convinced to play the part after he saw some computerised images portraying him as Sathya Sai. He is reportedly being paid a salary of record amount for acting in the movie. Jayapradha and Sharathbabu will fulfil the roles of Baba’s parents in the film.

Prithviraj to Play Second Fiddle in Yash Raj’s Aurangzeb

It is now old news that Malayalam superstar is entering the stage of Bollywood through Aiyya as the male lead opposite Rani Mukerji. This young superstar is already noted down as a great new prospect for the Malayalam industry. He is now all set to enter the grand stage of Bollywood and there are high hopes about him delivering here as well. We don’t know as yet whether these pre-set high standards will bow him down but can only hope for the best.

Meanwhile, in a surprising development, he has reportedly agreed to play the second lead in Yash Raj Films’ new venture Aurangzeb. Arjun Kapoor, who shot to fame after his debut movie Ishaqzaade, is portraying the lead character in the film and is supposedly playing a double role. It is indeed strange that an established star like Prithviraj has decided to go second to the newcomer Arjun. After playing lead roles his entire career, it will be interesting to see how he adopts to the change. Meanwhile we can all wonder what made him make this surprising move. Is it the Yash Raj factor or have the plain imperialistic strategies of Bollywood over regional cinema worked again so that a regional star bows down to play a lesser role in the glittering world of Bollywood.

Priyadarshan to Tie up with Santhosh

Priyadarshan is a famous director and his previous movies like Tezz, and Urumi have brought home honor, prestige and money. Now this director is planning to have a tie-up with the talented cinematographer named Santhosh Sivan whose performance records are quite enviable. He has proved his talent in operating digital cams to have marvelous snapshots using innovative techniques. He has also been selected by American Cinematography Center for his contribution to Bollywood, Kollywood and of course Hollywood movies.

Recently, in a press release, the so-called director has made it clear that upcoming movie directed by him will be shot soon and Santosh will be one of the important cinematographers to revive an artistic glow to create a sensational visual impact which must be more eye-catching and soothing. Santosh has already bagged National Award for Best Cinematographer for his excellent performance in Urumi. Priyadarshan is busy of working on Malamaal Weekly 2 which will be completed soon. In another interview, Priyadarshan has remarked that he will appoint new actors and actresses to perform in the upcoming movie. It will be a remake of Naadodigal. Abhinaya and Ananya were new faces in the original Kollywood movie. He is planning to introduce newcomers to his remake.

The Narrow Escape of Srikanth from Fire – Reel Taking Over Real

After his remarkable performance in the movie Nanban (Tamil remake of the great Bollywood movie – 3 Idiots), directed by Shankar, Srikanth is about to give a phenomenal performance is his upcoming movie – Paagan with Janani Iyer – a directorial venture of Mohammed Aslam. While shooting for a bomb blast scene for this movie, actor Srikanth met with a fatal accident, where he got into fire. However, he luckily managed to make a narrow escape. This 33 years old Tamil actor did all the stunts himself, and did not take help of dummy stuntman. The actor said that everything was going well, and at the meantime, out of nowhere the rope (used as a prop) broke off and he fell down. He also added that if he waited for even a single second, then he would have been dead. However, God’s grace, as well as, his will power supported him, and he managed to escape.

Furthermore, this movie has been shot well and one of the most interesting facts about this movie is first time use of Sony F65 camera. So, best wishes to this daring and dashing actor for the successful release of this memorable film, as well as for his entire career.

Anjali – Reducing her belly for Delhi Belly

In order to make herself fit in the leading role in the movie Kalakalappu, directed by Sundar C, Anjali has to put on some weight, purposely. However, now she is ready to shed her flab for her upcoming venture – the Tamil version of super duper Bollywood Hit Delhi Belly. The stills from her movie Kalakalappu feature Anjali showing off her midriff with Oviya (co-star), but the movie is a complete family entertainer. So, no need to get misguided by the stills. Anjali along with Oviya have set the silver screen on fire by doing a song sequence in this movie.

Anjali never had an hourglass figure like other South Indian beauties; say for example – Tamannaah and Ileana. She always had a slim and trim stature. After her phenomenal performance in Angaadi Theru in the year 2010, Vasanthabalan movie, she turned out to be a busy heroine in the Tamil film industry. Not only Angaadi Theru, but she has shown her acting potential and impressed the audience in Engeyum Eppodhum. Well, for all her fans there is good news, Anjali has stated that, soon she will be back to her usual shape. So, hold on your breath to see the South Indian diva in her original form, soon!

Prabhu Deva to perform at the opening ceremony of the IPL event

The talented actor Prabhu Deva is again in the news. It is in news that Prabhu will be performing at the inauguration event of the IPL which is to be held on the 3rd of April 2012. It is a coincidence that the event date clashes with the date of his birthday. He will be 39 on that day. He has lined up songs from all time favourites which include Urvashi, Muqqabula and many more for the event. The opening ceremony for the Indian Premiere League for the year 2012 will be organised at the YMCA grounds. A huge set is erect for the event to be held on the 3rd of April. This grand day will witness the presence of A-listers from Kollywood, Bollywood and even Hollywood.

The main attention of the show will be the LIVE performance of Katy Perry, the international artist with dancers. Priyanka Chopra and Salman Khan will also be seen in this event. The day being the birthday of Prabhu, it will be a special one for the hip breaking talent. He has said that he is proud to be the part of this grand event. So this will be grand day for the fans of Prabhu Deva to see him perform on stage.