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Mani Ratnam’s Kadal is progressing well and actors are beaming about the scenic beauty of the location, Manapad, the sea village in Thoothukudi.

Isai Puyal Rahman is scoring the music for the film and the musician has shared a rare picture, featuring him along with the ace director Mani Ratnam. AR Rahman has updated about the picture, “While brainstorming with Mani Ratnam in the middle of the sea, down in the south of India.”

In the same manner actor Arvind Swamy who is also part of the cast has updated, “On location for Kadal…the sea looks beautiful.”  Hope the magic of Roja continues in Kadal too as it marks the coming together of Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman and Arvind Swamy.

The film’s shooting started on March 5 and has Gautham, son of Karthik and actress Samantha in the lead. The film also has Lakshmi Manchu, veteran Telugu actor Mohan Babu’s daughter, who is making her Tamil debut. Arjun and Thambi Ramiah are also part of the cast.

Arya has bought a swanking new flat located in Greams Road, Chennai and had invited his close friends from the film fraternity for the house warming ceremony.

Surprisingly, Nayantara was present and she was the person to light the auspicious Kuthuvilakku in the flat. Others present include Vishal and Udhayanidhi Stalin.

It's only the second time that Nayantara is visiting Chennai after her much-publicized breakup with Prabhudeva happened. It's also notable that Nayantara is actively reading scripts these days in an effort to attain what she had left behind.

Trisha has been shooting for her Telugu film with Jr. NTR and Vishal's Samaran without taking a break for almost 3 months.

Trisha was forced to slow down when she came down with a severe viral flu. Doctors advised bed rest for a week, so Trisha returned to Chennai and her home to be nursed back to health by her mother.

Fans started drowning her in messages enquiring about her health and Trisha was deeply touched with the love and warmth.

Trisha has been recuperating and spending quality time with her loved ones and beloved dogs. She has said that she is feeling much better and will return to the sets of the Jr NTR film in a week's time.

Kamal Haasan has done it again!

The actor's film Viswaroopam has been wrapped up in record time and has made the deadline for Cannes, the prestigious film festival. The powers at Cannes extended the deadline so that Viswaroopam could be entered in the competitive category and Kamal did not let them down.

Word is that Viswaroopam will also be played at the Singapore Film Festival.

The cast of Viswaroopam includes, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapoor, Pooja Kumar, Andrea and has music by Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy.

Celebs Factory wishes the film all the best for the event at Cannes and Singapore!

Nayanthara's big comeback film is Vishnuvardhan's film with Ajith and Arya.

This film is most likely to be released in Telugu as well since the director and the stars have a big market there.

Nayantara will also be part of a bilingual to be released in Tamil and Telugu directed by Boopathy Pandian which has Telugu star, Gopichand as the hero. Gopichand can be recalled as the actor who played villain in Jeyam.

In addition to this big film, Nayanthara has signed a film in Telugu with Nagarjuna called Dasaradh.

The latest is that Krish who gave us Vaanam in Tamil has roped her in for his Telugu film Krishnum Vande Jagatgurum with Rana Dagubatti.

Nayan is picking her films with care as she only wants to do films that will give her scope to perform.

There is no business like show business and stars make insane amounts of money.

Bollywood stars make full use of their star power to deliver super hits and many like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan have taken the plunge into production and help themselves to a hefty chunk of the profits.

A recent survey found that for 2011, India's highest paid actor for any one film is none other than Rajinikanth!

No surprise there?

Stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Salman follow closely. Superstar clearly is the star who shines brightest on the horizon!

Selvaraghavan is proceeding full steam ahead with his Arya and Anushka film, Irandam Ulagam.

For the first time ever, the ace director is teaming up with Harris Jeyaraj and insiders have opined that it is the pairing of the decade. Great things are expected from this duo and they are keen to deliver.

Recently, a track was recorded sung by Karthik and with lyrics by Vairamuthu. Selva is in love with this song and said that the music director, singer, and lyricist have outdone themselves.

In Selva's words, "Recorded a fabulous song with Harris sung by Karthick. Superb composition and wonderful singing! Bloody romantic! And with kaviperarasu Vairamuthu's lyrics! Feeling enthralled listening to those beautiful words!"

Madhavan's hectic schedule had taken a toll on his health especially his knees.

Having wrapped up work, Maddy is taking a break pottering around at home, relaxing and doing physiotherapy to get his troublesome knees back in shape. It is painful going and Maddy said that he should not have put off treatment for so long as he has wound up slowing down the healing process.

Maddy has taken up gardening and is also cooking up a storm at home. The actor has been gifting friends and family, fruits and veggies grown in his own garden and needless to say everyone is touched with his thoughfulness. After this much needed period of rest and relaxation, Maddy will be back to what he does best - acting!

STR AKA Simbu is probably the most eligible bachelor in the South. He is always being peppered with questions about his love life and marriage plans.

Work has been his partner for quite a while now and he has been powering ahead on the career front with back to back movies and has even recorded a music album for Sony.

Deciding to put an end to the speculation, STR has said that he has given in to parental pressure which he has resisted for the past four years and asked his mother to go ahead and find a girl for him. He said that his marriage will take place next year. He joked that if he doesn't fall in love by then, he will just go ahead with his mother's choice!

Early in the morning at 4 a.m. might not be a time when the airport is abuzz with reporters trying to get a few bytes. But, it was so on Saturday morning as the principal team of Kochadaiyaan arrived to board their flight to London.

Rajinikanth was in high spirits and said a few words. He said that the team was off on a 20-25 day long schedule during which they will be shooting a couple of songs and some talkie portions. The next schedule would be in Chennai itself, he added.

Rajini expressed confidence that Kochadaiyaan would come out as a good product and said that the film should hit theatres sometime after Diwali. Finally, he said that after Kochadaiyaan’s completion, Rana would definitely take off.

Superstar saying that Rana is sure to happen after Kochadaiyaan lays to rest many rumors that Kochadaiyaaan is in fact a reworked version of the original Rana script. Also, with Rajinikanth saying that Kochadiayaan will release only after Diwali, the nearest possible date is Pongal 2013 because of the new Producer’s Council regulation which allows major releases only on 5 occasions in a calendar year.

The team that took the flight to London today consisted of Rajinikanth, Soundarya and K.S. Ravikumar. Another part of the team consisting of Sarath Kumar and a few others is set to take a flight to London on the 21st.

Music can do wonders and music director and singer George Peter has utilised the power of music to create unity in the country.

George Peter along with his friends has come up with a multi-lingual song and the final mixing and mastering of the same is happening in A.R Rahman’s studio. The major attraction of this song is that several big stars and singers have joined together to promote brotherhood and unity in diversity.

Going by the video that are in the social networking sites, the song features who’s who of film and music industry and that includes Vikram, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Sudeep, Vivek Oberoi, Zayed Khan, Asin, Karthika, Lakshmi Rai, Bhavana and Mamta. It also has sport stars Saina Nehwal and Sreesanth along with musicians K J Yesudas, Vikku Vinayakaram, Shankar Mahadevan, Blaaze, KS Chitra, Shwetha Mohan, Vasundhara Das, Usha Uthup, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan and sons and Stephen Devassy.

Anushka and Trisha are have been two of the leading divas of South Indian cinema for quite sometime now and there always is a rift competition when it comes to signing of an endorsement deal.

Recently Anushka got an endorsement deal for a toothpaste brand that Trisha had been endorsing for the last three years.

Press hounds immediately reported that Trisha was very unhappy with this development.

Trisha however is unfazed according to sources close to her.

The actress was glad to be associated with the product for the past three years but she is more than happy to move on. Especially since she has landed a big fat endorsement deal for a popular jewellery store! In addition to this, she has a couple of promising films on hand with hot and happening stars and does not in any way feel threatened by the competition.

Director Sasikumar of Subramaniapuram fame makes acting debut in Malayalam with Masters that has Prithviraj, Ananya and Piaa Bajpai in the leading roles.

Masters, directed by Johny Antony is an upcoming Malayalam action thriller film that revolves around the friendship of two childhood friends who join hands to unravel the mystery behind a horrendous incident despite having landed in two separate careers.

Prithviraj plays ASP Sriramakrishnan, an impulsive police officer and Sasikumar plays Milan Paul, a news reporter.

The film is in the post production stage and Sasikumar’s look in the film is the talk of the town.

The film is expected to be released by the end of March.

Actor Vijay has crooned a number composed by Harris Jayaraj for the A.R Murgadoss directed Thuppaki.

The entire cast and crew are in love with the peppy number rendered by Vijay and has flown to Bangkok to shoot the song in some stunning locales, to make sure they do justice to the song.

Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal are dancing up a storm under the tutelage of Bollywood choreographers and Vijay already famed for his dancing skills has reportedly done an outstanding job.

Insiders swear that the song is going to generate a huge craze across the country!

Aishwarya Dhanush's directorial debut starring Dhanush and Shruti Haasan was expected to release on March 30th and then later pushed to April 6th.

The much awaited film now appears to be postponed again to release on April 12th on the eve of Tamil new year weekend when everybody will be in holiday mode.

The Telugu version will be released on the same day and both versions will be facing the censors soon.

The Hindi version will be released a little later as Dhanush is dubbing for it himself and he wants to do a thorough job.

Bringing her gorgeousness to the Land Down Under, Kate Beckinsale nabbed the cover of the April 2012 issue of Men's Style Australia.

The "Underworld" actress heated up publication's pages while also speaking about topics such as not being too caught up with her looks and married life with husband of nearly eight years, Len Wiseman.

Highlights from Beckinsale's interview are as follows.

On not placing too much importance on her looks:
"I've learnt that being obsessed with your appearance makes you a deeply dull person."

On what she's proud of:
"I'm proud and very concious of the fact that I'm one of the few women who has her own film franchise."

On married life with husband Len Wiseman:
"We try to keep things interesting! We always seem to have good fun being together. I tend to be neurotic and self-doubting at times, whereas Len is the sanest and least neurotic person I've ever known and sometimes I have fun just in testing that implacable sensibility."

For more, be sure to check the photo shoot from this magazine here!

Amala Paul has been signed up to romance Jeyam Ravi for Boologam that is to be produced by Aascar Ravichandran.

Jayam Ravi plays a kick - boxer in the film and Amala Paul will be his love interest.

Jayam Ravi is currently shooting for Ameer's Aadhi Bhagawan and once it is done he will begin work on Boologam.

Jayam Ravi is sharpening his kick - boxing skills that he picked up while shooting for M Kumaran s/o Mahalakshmi.

After Vettai, kadhalil sodhapuvadu yeppadi and Muppozhudum Un Karpanaigal, Amala Paul will be looking to emerge as one of the top heroines in the South with Boologam.

Recently released cheeky number 'Pyaar Ki Pungi' from 'Agent Vinod' is creating a lot of buzz.

"It was a very liberating experience. Dancing is generally a liberating experience. It's a lot of fun. I don't normally dance very much but it's easy when you have a song like that. I don't see any other way of dancing to that song. We made up some steps ourselves also. And we shot it in one night which was quite remarkable," said Saif being thrilled about his upcoming release.

The song 'Pyaar Ki Pungi' stars Lisa Haydon's sister Mallika who has also been noticed in 'I'll Do The Talking' track in Agent Vinod.

Mika Singh has worked his magic yet again.

"I didn't know Mika before. I met him in Chandigarh and he seemed like a very nice guy. He was very sweet to us. He seems like a very nice person and I look forward to working with him again," he added.

Kalki Koechlin is finally moving into the commercial movie zone. After Daayan, she has been roped in for Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, which stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles.

"Yes, I have signed for Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and I am leaving for the shoot tomorrow," said Kalki Koechlin to a tabloid.

'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' is Ayan Mukerji's second film as a director after Wake Up Sid, which was also produced under Dharma Productions and for the first time producer Karan Johar has roped in Pritam to compose music for the film.

As per the reports, 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' will go on floors March 18 in Manali.

Yash Raj Films released the first trailer of Ishaqzaade introdicing Boney Kapoor's son Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra's cousin Parineeti Chopra, who was last seen opposite Ranveer Singhin YRF's Ladies vs Ricky Bahl.

Ishaqzaade directed by directed by Habib Faisal has now peaked the interest in the film billed as a "love story of a passion ignited by hatred".

Sonam Kapoor presented the trailer of her cousin's debut film and she tweeted:

Meanwhile, Arjun Kapoor's mother, Mona Kapoor, first wife of producer Boney Kapoor is in hospital being treated for cancer tweeted:

On a happier note, Ishaqzaade appears to have caught the fancy of Twitterati with many posting praise for the film's first look and its lead actors.

A look at the film's trailer.

Yash Raj Films (YRF) officials says that their next production, directed by head honcho Yash Chopra, is not titled "London Ishq", as has been reported in certain sections of the media.

"Despite repeated confirmations that Yash Chopra`s film still remains untitled, large sections of the media continue to call it `London Ishq`. This is completely baseless, inaccurate and detrimental to the film," said an official statement from YRF.

The yet-to-be titled film, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, started shooting for its first schedule in the third week of February in London. It has been creating a huge buzz all over since the first look was unveiled.

The film also brings together the Oscar award-winning pair of A.R.Rahman and Gulzar, who along with Chopra, are working on creating some wonderful and meaningful music.

Scheduled for a Diwali release, the film is expected to add the same fervour to the festive time that Chopra`s films are known for.

Jiiva is staying up nights shooting for his upcoming superhero film 'Mugamoodi' with director Mysskin.

The makers of the film have splurged about the outcome of Jiiva's superhero costume and word is that it looks absolutely awesome on the Superhero of the script.

Jiiva however finds his costume to be uncomfortably heavy and hot shooting in summer and joked that he feels like a chicken wrapped in aluminium foil to be grilled slowly to death.

"Jokes aside? the shoot is going great. I can't wait to see myself as the Superhero on bigscreen," said Jiiva adding that the film's response towards its final outcome is something that he awaits.

Mugamoodi, produced by UTV Motion pictures and directed by Mysskin stars Jiiva and Narain as the Protagonist and Antagonist of the film with debutante Pooja Hegde, second runner up of the 2011 Miss Universe India beauty pageant as the female lead.

Pooja Hegde, who is currently shooting for her debut Tamil film Mugamoodi plays a news reporter and the Super Hero's love interest in the film. She is expecting a good outing as both Jiiva and Mysskin are wellknown for their substantial films rather than doling the run-of-the-mill stuff.

K.V Anand and Suriya have stolen a march on Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya Ashwin.

Maatran will feature the much vaunted Performance Capture Technology (PCT) introduced by Steven Spielberg with The Adventures of Tin Tin - The Secret of the Unicorn.

Srinivas Mohan, a three time national award winner for special effects who has worked on the visual effects for Maatran implemented Spielberg's PCT (Peformance Capture Technology) in some of Maatran's super slick action scenes.

Shooting for Maatran is almost complete whereas Kochadaiyaan recently started rolling. So ultimately Maatran would hit the screens first becoming India's first film to feature the much hyped Performance Capture Technology.

Shooting for Selvaraghavan's film, Irandam Ulagam with Arya and Anushka in the lead, resumed yesterday after a gap of three months and the director couldn't help but blame the strike for the delay.

"Arya and Anushka share a good chemistry together as they enact two well-etched characters that I can't wait to see on the big screen," said Selvaraghavan updating the progress of his upcoming film 'Irandam Ulagam' collaborating with Harris Jeyaraj for the music of the film.

Produced by PVP cinemas, Irandam Ulagam will have Arya and Anushka paired together for the first time. This would be the first that director Selvaraghavan be associated with Harris Jeyaraj after having worked great tunes with Yuvan Shankar Raja and GV Prakash.

There has been a flurry of reports that Andrea and Sunder, seen recently in Selvaraghavan's Mayakkam Enna are dating.

It has been recently reported that Sunder has said that Andrea is a special friend and there is every chance of a romance blossoming between them.

"Sunder and I go back a long way and we have been and always will be good friends. There is nothing more between us. Such rumors are stupid and they just make things awkward," said Andrea denying the reported news to be baseless.

"I feel that Sunder may have been misquoted and moreover he is currently out of the country or he would have put a stop to such rumors immediately," she added.

Everybody knows that Rajinikanth is Asia's biggest star and he has fans across the world so it has been decided that Kochadaiyaan should be a truly international film.

After months of pre-production and groundwork Kochadaiyaan went on floors recently. It is touted that the film is going to be released in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English, Japanese and other international languages meeting the demand that has aroused for the Superstar towards International Filmdom.

Although filming was being carried out, Rajini was not part of the crew until today to shoot his part at the AVM studios, Chennai. Rajini sought the blessings of Ganesha located inside the AVM Studios before attending the shoots. Accompanying him was the film's writer K.S Ravikumar. This was a hush hush affair and was rather kept under the wraps.

Kochadaiyaan is written by K.S Ravikumar and directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth is touted to be India's 1st film to be entirely shot using the 3D Performance Capture Technology (PCT).

Good News for the fans is that, Kochadaiyaan is the prequel of K.S. Ravikumar's much anticipated project Rana (shelved for now!, wonder if it is to be revived) and would likely be released in the month of August.

Shahrukh Khan is in London shooting for Yash Chopra’s untitled film with Katrina Kaif. The actor also got his family there for the vacations and is enjoying thoroughly. Despite being busy Shahrukh Khan does find time to read what Amitabh Bachchan writes on twitter.

The legendary actor is at his home recuperating from his illness after going through abdominal surgeries, and is advised rest.

Shahrukh Khan, who is in London, has expressed his desire to see Amitabh Bachchan as tweeted below:

Click on the tweet above to see what SrBachchan had tweeted that got iamsrk want to meet him.

Neil Nitin Mukesh is one actor who is really active on the social networking circuit! Be it promoting his movie, or showing his emotional side, Neil has consistently used Twitter as a medium to express himself! This time around, he has revealed his fondness for Amisha Patel.

Ameesha Patel's home production Shortcut Romeo seems to be on in full swing. A major schedule of the film starring Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ameesha and Puja Gupta was recently completed in Masai Mara, Kenya and now the unit is back to shooting in Mumbai.

Both Neil and Amisha Patel are shooting for their respective movies at Filmcity, Mumbai. And since it’s the month of March, the weather is expectedly really hot out there!

Amisha wrote on her twitter handle:

And in response to her tweet, Neil Nitin Mukesh wrote:

Anyhow, seems like Neil has had a bad relationship in the past; Asin…err… as in, he has posted some really emotional posts about his love life in the past, and he has done it this time too! He wrote:

Don’t worry, Neil! If nothing else, take inspiration from the title of your upcoming film, Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni. Wink.

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan are excitedly waiting for March 23. Sorry, it’s not their engagement day, but the release date of Agent Vinod.

Actor-producer Saif recently admitted that his second home production, Agent Vinod, is along the lines of some of the films like the Bourne series, The Adventures Of Tintin and James Bond. The sleek promos of the film have shown that the movie is not going to fall short on glamour quotient, credit a girl in a bikini and Malika Haydon’s oomph. But will the fans get to see the movie’s actress Kareena Kapoor in bikini?

There were speculations that Kareena Kapoor, who has earlier donned a bikini in Tashan will also be seen in a skimpy two-piece in the film.

“I play a doctor, the lead role in the film and my role didn't need me to flaunt the curves sporting two-piece bikini. Moreover, every second girl nowadays is wearing a bikini. My character in the film may not be your usual Bond girl. Sure, she’s glamorous, but she looks hot and mysterious although fully clothed in a pair of jeans and a shirt or a full-length gown,” clarified Kareena, When asked her of the bikini act in 'Agent Vinod'.

Going by her comment it’s for clear that the actress is not just an arm candy of an agent but also has a good role to play. She is romancing Saif, dancing in a mujra song and has also done some action scenes. In a bikini or not, Kareena anyways would steal the show with her charisma!

Kareena also explains why 'Agent Vinod' is releasing now instead of last year. She says the delay has worked for them because last year action films like Ra.One, Mission: Impossible - The Ghost Protocol and Don 2 released, and now, she thinks that the audience is ready to lap up the adrenaline rush of another action thriller.

In a bid to grab as much attention before the release of his much touted action thriller Agent Vinod, Saif Ali Khan is now coming up with the graphic novel of the film.

The novel has an unusual (Germanic) name The Jungfrau Encounter, and its first look shows the silhouette of a goggled, gun-toting man, presumably the story’s protagonist based on the clever spy with multiple identities.

Agent Vinod has Saif Ali Khan playing a covert intelligence bureau agent. Kareena Kapoor plays his leading lady and Malika Haydon has an item number. The film is slated for a release on March 23.

By the way, Saif Ali Khan is not the first one to come up with a graphic novel on his movie. The idea of coming up with merchandise related to film goes back to Krrish. Last year, Shahrukh Khan came up with the graphic novels of his film Ra.One and Don 2.

Again in March, Bollywood divas went a step ahead and posed for some daring photoshoots.

Since the month clearly belonged to Vidya Balan as her film Kahaani opened to a good response, it didn’t come as a surprise that she is the FHM girl for the month, posing backless in a lungi.

Another cover which we found too sexy was of Maxim. Yes, It was Mallika Sherawat who was scorching the March 2012 issue of Maxim as the Maxim girl of the month.

So, the cover faceoff was between these two sensational ladies of Bollywood.

Interestingly, both are known for their bold looks whether it’s films or photoshoots. While Vidya Balan steaming up FHM with her robust sensuality, Mallika Sherawat has stirred the things with her bad girl-gone-worse and sexy image on Maxim.

Though both the ladies look fabulous on the covers, the winner of a Photo-poll conducted by a website was Mallika Sherawat. The actress received 51% of votes while Vidya Balan has to contend with 49% votes.

And we tell you the reason, why! The Maxim cover has a magical feel to it. The dark background and Mallika wearing a white bustier and lingerie looks enchanting. On the contrary, Vidya’s FHM cover was plain white and the absence of a right background made the cover look dull; except Vidya’s silken back there was nothing electrifying on the cover.

Agent Vinod, an action spy thriller has got a U/A certificate from the censor board after a screening Wednesday and Saif Ali Khan is happy with this.

Directed by Sriram Raghavan, the film has Saif Ali Khan in the title role and is releasing March 23. Kareena Kapoor plays the female lead in it.

"Our film has a lot of action but we have worked on keeping it more realistic and less violent. And after censor board's screening, we have got a U/A certificate and I am very happy," said Saif Ali Khan.

"We wanted more people and even the kids to watch the film. And my son Ibrahim is also very excited and told me that he and his friends want to watch 'Agent Vinod'," added the actor.

One of Mallika Sherawat's long time dreams to pair with Ajay Devgn recently came true as she got to perform the sizzling item number in Tezz with Ajay Devgn.

"On the sets, Mallika had eyes only for Devgn. In fact, before the shoot, she even walked up to Ajay, introduced herself and chatted with him for quite some time," said sources from the industry.

"Ajay is my favourite actor! I love Ajay's work ever since 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai' and 'Singham'. Ajay Devgn is such a cool and friendly person to work with. In fact, he was one of the reasons that made me agree perform for the item number song in Tezz," said Mallika Sherawat.

We wonder what Mallika's other co-stars, Anil Kapoor and Zayed Khan (who were also present in the song) thought about being ignored so blatantly?

Mallika Sherawat is back and this time she is the sultry Laila!

The sex bomb and also a fabulous dancer Mallika agreed to do an item song in the upcoming film Tezz, and the oomphilicious first look of her hot avatar from the song Laila is out.

After her delectable Jalebi Bai act or the racy Razia Gundon Mein Phas Gayi, what’s new Mallika Sherawat has to offer in Laila? Well, the first look of the song sees her dressed in the skimpiest of a skirt with a crystal-studded bustier, while raven long hair completes her sultry get-up for the song. Moreover, the song’s choreography is done by Ganesh Acharya of Chikni Chameli fame.

It is rumoured that Mallika Sherawat agreed to do the item number in a short span of time to keep up the good relationship with producer Ratan Jain. Also it’s learnt that she especially flew down to Mumbai from LA to do this item song and thus gave the Oscars a miss.

The item song also hit trouble when Shiv Sainiks stormed into the sets of the film for allowing foreign actors in it.

Interestingly, this will be the fourth Laila song. Earlier you have seen Zeenat Aman, Yana Gupta and Lucy Bartholomew’s Laila versions.

Andrea will star in Pudhiya Thiruppangal, a hard-hitting movie about child trafficking, directed by Saradha Ramanathan whose 2007 movie Sringaram won three national awards.

Saradha's upcoming film 'Pudhiya Thiruppangal' will deal with a 13 year old who becomes a victim of Human Trafficking and is sold to the sex trade.

The young girl is portrayed by Dharini and the director was in all praises of the role that has been performed to perfection.

Andrea plays a journalist who exposes the girl's plight. Madhu Ambat handles camera and Rajalakshmi is introduced as the editor in Pudhiya Thiruppangal.

"I researched a lot for the movie and worked with policemen who handled such cases. I left nothing for imagination on the subject and it will certainly be a hard-hitting film," declared Saradha being confident of her upcoming film.

Actor Saif Ali Khan feels that his upcoming action-thriller Agent Vinod with Kareena Kapoor has the potential to become a successful franchise.

Though the actor says it is too early to talk about sequels, he does admit that the idea has crossed his mind already.

Saif, 41, has produced the film through his Illuminati Films banner besides playing the central character of a RAW agent in the movie, which hits screens on March 23. It has been directed by Sriram Raghavan, who gave Saif his career's first negative role in Ekk Hasina Thi.

"That film was a little ahead of its time but Agent Vinod is releasing on the right time. Sriram Raghvan is a very interesting director and he has done something remarkable in this film too," said Saif in an interview adding "I want to take one step at a time. If the audience like the film and they want more, we would go forward with it. I think the film is perfect for a franchise but it is too early to talk about it."

"The film has taken about three years. I got lots of bumps and bruises along the way but it was worth it because I felt it could be something. If it becomes a franchise, it would be a dream project." he concluded.

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma and actor Abhishek Bachchan, who worked together in Naach, Sarkar and Sarkar Raj, will join hands again for the remake of the Telugu film Businessman.

Jagannath has also written and directed the original movie, which starred Mahesh Babu and Kajal Agarwal in the lead roles.

Varma is currently working on Department where southern star Rana Daggubati will be seen as a grungy policeman - a role that was earlier reserved for Abhishek Bachchan.

"Finally it's confirmed...me and Puri Jagannath together are making the remake of the blockbuster Telugu hit Businessman with Abhishek Bachchan," Varma tweeted.

"I love theatre, and as long as I have time. It's great to be able to go back to it and give time to it," said Kalki Koechlin, the Indian actress of French descent who had featured in several plays before trying her luck in Bollywood.

When she is not busy shooting films, actress Kalki Koechlin goes back to her first love - theatre.

"I am happy doing theatre, and it's been film after film for a while...so it's nice to get back to theatre, it's a welcome break," she added.

Kalki landed a role in Anurag Kashyap's 2009 film Dev D and went on to feature in films like Shaitan, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, That Girl in Yellow Boots and My Friend Pinto. She will next be seen in Dibakar Banerjee's Shanghai and Vishal Bharadwaj's Daayan.

In her free time, she had been writing a new play.

"I have finished writing a new play, which I am very excited about. I haven't titled it yet. The subject of the play is death, but the play is actually comical. It's a dark comedy," she said.