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Southern superstar Dhanush, who is set to debut in Bollywood with Aanand L. Rai’s love saga “Raanjhanaa”, says his choice of films will always depend on script no matter how many offers he get from Bollywood in future.
“My priority really depends on the script, like which script appeals me the most, which script has challenges for me, which script can bring out the best in me,” Dhanush said here Friday during the promotion of “Raanjhanaa”.
Dhanush made his acting debut in Tamil cinema in “Thulluvadho Ilamai” in 2002 and since then he has worked in over 28 Tamil films.
The actor even won the National and Filmfare award for best actor for his performance in Tamil film “Aadukalam”.On being asked, how he will strike a balance between his Tamil and Bollywood projects, if “Raanjhanaa” does well, he said: “I have not thought about it because its very early. I am still waiting for ‘Raanjhanaa”s release,” Dhanush said.
“If, as you (reporter) said “Raanjhanaa” does well at the box-office, I will do one Tamil film and one Hindi film, honest answer,” added the 29-year-old.
“Raanjhanaa” features Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor opposite Dhanush and hits the theatres June 21.
In what could be regarded as a major departure from the custom, Kamal Hassan is all set to view his friend and professional rival Rajinikanth’s latest film, the long-awaited “Kochadaiyaan”.
The film is crucial for Rajinikanth as it would be his first after his hospitalization two years ago.
The film adopts a new form of storytelling known as the Motion Capture technique where all of the Tamil superstar’s actions would be heightened and amplified through special effects.
Understandably, Rajini is said to be anxious and has asked Kamal Hassan, known to have a deep comprehension of cinema, to step in to suggest changes. Only then will Rajinikanth decide on a release date.
“Rajini considers Kamal to be extremely cinema literate. He respects Kamal’s judgement on cinema. Since this film is crucial (for him), he has asked Kamal to view the film,” said a source from Chennai.
A suitable date for the screening is being arranged.
Speaking fondly about his friendship and rivalry with Rajinikanth, Kamal says: “I’d do anything he asks me to, no question of refusing him. Both of us were young actors who started from scratch. He was the bus conductor with acting aspirations. I was the clapper boy who got the clap in my very film (Kamal Haasan played a character with venereal disease in his first adult role).
“We didn’t have fathers to make movies for us. But we had the same godfather K. Balachander. We’ve done around 10 films together, most of them were hits, though we did have failures. We’ve done three films for our mutual mentor Balachander,” he added.
Kamal also says he can never say ‘no’ to Rajinikanth.
“I’ve done guest roles in Rajini’s films. It’s quite strange, but our paths as actors were always intertwined. Initially we were both typecast as villains. I got fed up doing those and went away to Kerala to do Malayalam films. Then his career as a villain took off, and I returned to Chennai to pursue a career in Tamil cinema.
“We made our way up together. Rajini once pointed out that though he’s four years my senior, I’m his senior professionally and that he would take my advice about doing a film with me, if there’s an occasion for us to star together,” he added.
Kamal doesn’t rule out the possibility of doing another film with Rajinikanth.
“It depends. He said if we do a film together, he won’t direct it. It has to be either me or someone else. It would be quite interesting to do a film with him,” he said.
Although Kangna Ranaut is thankful to her mother Asha for teaching her basic life lessons, she also confesses to be scared of her strict mom.
Talking about her childhood memories, the actress said she doesn’t remember her mom’s lullabies, but her strictness.
Sharing a childhood moment, Kangna said: “I was beaten up with a broom in my childhood. There is nothing memorable than that. All mothers sing lullaby for their children and feed them with good food.”
“My mother was a Sanskrit teacher and all the students in the school were scared of her,” added the actress, who was recently seen opposite John Abraham in Sanjay Gupta’s “Shootout At Wadala”.
But at the same time, Kangna says her mom trained her so well that if she has to quit acting, she has an alternative.
“My mother had trained me in everything, except for acting. I know how to wash dishes and cook food. I was told that you will let down the family after marriage,” she told reporters at Thank You Mom event organised by PandG on the occasion of Mother’s Day falling coming Sunday.
“So just in case it doesn’t work out here, I am set,” she added.
The 26-year-old National Award winning actress, who made her Bollywood debut in 2006 with “Gangster – A Love Story”, hails from a Rajput family in Himachal Pradesh.
Kangna will soon be seen in “I Love New Year” opposite Sunny Deol.
Actress Shraddha Kapoor and filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor were also present at the event along with their mothers.
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Ever since her debut in the Pooja Bhatt film Jism 2, Sunny Leone has been the hottest topic (pun intended) in Bollywood. The porn star turned actress who will next be seen in Shootout At Wadala has signed a 3 film deal recently.
Sunny has signed up for three films with Parag Sanghvi, of Alumbra Entertainment, the first of which will be a thriller and is said to kick start in the second quarter of 2013. While the other two will be shot a year later, the producers intend on completing all three film within a span of two years.
Preity Zinta recently took on the role of real life good samaritan while en route to the airport. Apparently, Zinta spotted an ambulance that had knocked down a pedestrian and zoomed off. Giving pursuit to the errant driver, Zinta snapped the culprit's number plate.
Tweeting about the incident, Preity posted, "On the way 2 the airport 2 take a flight to Punjab when I saw a man crossing the highway & a White Ambulance hit him & RUN. This is insane. Yes he was wrong 2cross like that but an Ambulance hitting & Running is Shocking... MH - 04- FP - 1634. I tried 2follow them but they Ran."
Post snapping the registration place of the errant vehicle, Preity reported the incident to the cops. "Called the Cops & informed them. Man is take by some people 2the Hospital as I was busy chasing the Ambulance2 get its licence plate no. This is the licence plate no. Of this Ambulance . MHO4-FP1634. Did all I could & reported it. Hope that man survives", says the hopeful actress.
Meanwhile, passersby rushed the victim Ganpat Gaunak, 57, who was out distributing invites for a wedding with his wife and daughter, to the hospital. While eyewitnesses say that Gaunak had fainted on impact and seemed like he had suffered severe head injuries.