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       MOVIES  
         An actress who ‘shaved head 32 times’    
 
 
Aparna Gopinath is a glam actress who is least bothered about long tresses. She doesn’t believe that long hair is the yardstick for beauty. She is one of the few actresses who have dared to come before the Malayali film viewers with a hairstyle of their own.

 
         Imran to romance Kangana    
 
 
Actors Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut will be paired together in Katti Batti, a love story to be directed by Nikhil Advani and produced by UTV Motion Pictures. Kangana, who will be seen as Payal in the film, feels that the story will strike a chord with the new generation.

 
         Review: Vikramadithyan    
 
 
The much-touted Laljose movie Vikramadithyan has a convincing start. Initially the viewers get a whiff of all the ingredients of a typical Laljose movie. On one side is a highly traditional clean-shaven police officer Vasudev Shenoy (Anoop Menon). His love interest and colleague Lakshmi (Lena) is on the ‘lookout’ for a husband, preferably a police officer. Both know that they love each other, but Shennoy’s highly orthodox mother becomes a stumbling block in their marriage plans as Lakshmi

 
         Sridevi not part of Drishyam Tamil remake    
 
 
Refuting rumours that Sridevi will be seen essaying an important role in yet-untitled Tamil remake of Drishyam, its director Jeetu Joseph says that the Bollywood actress is “not part of the project".

 
         I want to do different roles, says Swathi Reddy    
 
 
She has acted only in three Malayalam films, but still Keralites are familiar with actress Swathy Reddy. The actress is presently acting in Lijo Jose Pellissery's comedy entertainer Double Barrel after her first film Amen.

 
         Bhama again with Jayasurya    
 
 
Bhama is again becoming the heroine of Jayasurya. They will be uniting together for the film Mathai Kuzhappakaran alla; Aku Akbar does both screenplay and direction for the film. The earlier title was Mathaiyude Suvisesham.

 
         Nisha Agarwal in Mollywood again    
 
 
Popular South Indian actress Kajal Agarwal’s sister Nisha Agarwal again comes to Malayalam cinema world. Cousins, a big-budget film to be made by Visudhan’s director Vaishak, will mark her comeback.

 
         Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu get engaged    
 
 
Actress Soha Ali Khan got engaged to her long—time beau, Kunal Khemu, in Paris. The duo have formalised their relationship with Kunal proposing to the ‘Tum Mile’ star recently. Soha took to twitter to share the news with her fans. “It gives me great happiness to share with you all that Kunal proposed to me in Paris with the most perfect ring in the world and I said ‘yes’,” she tweeted.

 
         Bold ‘n’ beautiful Parvathy    
 
 
This curly haired cutie wears designer specs that remind one of yesteryear beauties of Indian cinema. Her glistening lively eyes reflect her self-confidence. She has come a long way from Puja in Notebook to Sara in Bangalore Days, conquering Malayali hearts and at the same time, overwhelming many with her meteoric rise to fame.

 
         Madhur Bhandarkar starts shooting Calender Girls    
 
 
National award-wining director Madhur Bhandarkar has begun shooting his next film ‘Calender Girls’. The 45-year-old ‘Fashion’ helmer, who is known for seeking real-life inspirations for his films, has opted for five newcomers for the film that revolves around the models who gain popularity after featuring in famous calendars.

 
         Salam Bapu comes with Manglish    
 
 
Getting an opportunity to line up two mega stars, one after the other, for consecutive projects is a rare thing that would happen in the career of a film director. But Salam Bapu seems to be blessed with that luck!

 
         Ranbir, Alia in Ayan Mukherjee's next    
 
 
Ranbir Kapoor will star opposite actress Alia Bhatt in director Ayan Mukherjee's next film. Karan Johar, who will be producing the film, took to Twitter to share the news. The movie is expected to release on December 23, 2016.

 
         Not signed any new projects: Amala    
 
 
Will Amala act again post her marriage? This was the question on everyone’s lips. Everyone we mean here is her fans! But now, Amala Paul herself has come out to clarify that she has not signed any new project since her marriage.

 
         I'm a huge Shahid Kapoor fan: Alia Bhatt    
 
 
Alia Bhatt, who has confirmed she has signed Vikas Bahl's Shaandar for a role with Shahid Kapoor, says she's a fan of the actor, whom she first fell in love with when she was all of 11. "I'm a huge Shahid Kapoor fan. I must have been 11 years old when I went to see Shahid in 'Ishq Vishk' at Gaiety-Galaxy (in Mumbai). I've been a fan since then. He is a fabulous actor and from what I hear, a very supportive co-star," Alia said.

 
         Fahadh not in Jayaram’s film    
 
 
Online media had reported that Fahadh Faasil will be seen along with Jayaram in the film directed by Sibi Malayil after a gap of two years. However, scriptwriter K Girish Kumar rubbished the rumours and said that he is not part of the film.

 
         Lal junior to team up with Mammootty    
 
 
Lal Junior entered the film world through the film Honey Bee, a new generation film that had been in the centre of criticism for some time. But the film could win the heart of a section of the viewers and even performed fairly well at the box office.

 
         Writers should script roles for older actors: Kamal Haasan    
 
 
South superstar Kamal Haasan feels writers usually don't script roles for older actors but its time they took on the mantle. "Writers do not write roles for older people... they always write for younger people so we all try to look young. But times are changing... Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) is a great example, so I know I have another 15 years," Haasan said at an event in Mumbai.

 
         Will Mary Kom defy Hindi film ban in Manipur    
 
 
Makers of "Mary Kom", based on boxer M.C. Mary Kom's life, have said they will try their best to release the movie in Manipur, the Olympic bronze medallist's home state, where Hindi films are not shown since a few years.

 
         Amitabh Bachchan is ridiculously humble: Bejoy Nambiar    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Director-producer Bejoy Nambiar, who is set to direct Amitabh Bachchan in his next thriller, finds the megastar "ridiculously humble" for his stature.

 
         I have not increased my remuneration after Queen, says Kangana    
 
 
Kangana Ranaut may be one of the most sought after stars in Bollywood post the success of ‘Queen’ but the actress has denied reports that she is demanding more money now. The 27-year-old actress, who has only one release ‘Ungli’ this year, rather wants to slow down a bit by doing one film at a time.

 
         Shruti Haasan with Vijay    
 
 
Actress Shruti Haasan is all excited to share the screen space with Tamil superstar Vijay in his next project. The 28-year-old daughter of Kamal Haasan took to twitter to confirm about her presence in the yet-untitled film directed by Chimbudevan.

 
         Nikki Galrani to romance Unni Mukundan    
 
 
Nikki Galrani, who made her debut in 1983, will now romance Unni Mukundan in Enthoru Bhagyam directed by Sharath A Haridasan. His first film was Salala Mobiles.

 
         Mammooty as columnist    
 
 
In debutant director Jamal’s film, Mammootty will don the role of a science column writer. Jamal is venturing into film making with a baggage of experience he gained by assisting leading director Joshy.

 
         Miss India no longer pathway to films, says Parvathy Omanakuttan    
 
 
Former Indian beauty queen Parvathy Omanakuttan, who will soon be seen in Pizza, says the Miss India platform is no longer a stepping stone for models to enter filmdom. Parvathy was crowned Miss India in 2008.

 
         Prithviraj, Nivin Pauly in Hariharan film    
 
 
Prithviraj and Nivin Pauly will play the lead roles in two films directed by Hariharan after Ezhamathe Varavu. The film with Prithviraj will begin first and Hariharan himself has penned the script for this film.

 
         Shamna’s item dance in Rajadhi Raja    
 
 
There is a surprise! South Indian Actress Shamna Kasim will shake a leg sensuously in Mammootty film Rajadhi Raja. The director Ajay Vasudev is a fresher. Mammooty will play a restaurant manager and Rai Lakshmi is cast opposite him. Youth actor Unni Mukundan is doing a guest role in the film.

 
         Shweta plays doctor    
 
 
Shwetha Menon, who has played strong roles in Malayalam films, will be seen playing a doctor in her next. She plays a homeopathic doctor in debutant K P Thilakaraj's Mazhaariyathe. The doctor, also an active social worker in the film, is staying with her school-going son. Kalabhavan Mani plays her husband in the film.

 
         Jayasurya to play a villager in Lal Bahadur Shastri    
 
 
Actor Jayasurya noticed for the various roles he chooses has grabbed a similar one. Jayasurya plays a villager in the film named Lal Bahadur Shastri. The film tells the story of Lal, Bahadur and Shastri.

 
         Biju, Asif Ali as heroes    
 
 
In new comer Dinil Babu's film Biju Menon and Asif Ali are coming together to enact a humorous script. Both will have equal importance. Under Minhal production banner, Mohammedali will produce the film. Y V Rajesh's is the script. With Kochi as the location, camera will start rolling in September.

 
         Mohanlal-Madhupal venture to begin in September    
 
 
The film to be directed by actor Madhupal with Mohanlal in the lead will go on the floors in September. Mohanlal’s latest is Joshy’s Laila O Laila. After this, it was Sathyan Anthikkad film that was waiting for the super star. But as Ranjan Pramod’s script work is still in the pipeline, Mohanlal decided to take up Madhupal’s project.

 
 
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