Rani gets censored
The gorgeous Rani Mukherji has created controversy with the latest promo of upcoming thriller “No One Killed Jessica”. The actress, who plays a straight-laced journalist in the film, can be seen brandishing her middle finger in an obscene gesture in the promo, thus causing a great deal of negative press to come her way. The Censor board and the general media have not taken well to this rudeness, insisting that the scene either be cut or her finger blurred in the trailer. The film, based on the true story of model Jessica Lal’s murder in 1999, is set to be released in early 2011, and has already been given an A (adult) rating for sexual scenes and bad language. Let’s hope no more controversy surrounds this film before its release…
Heer-Ranjha story gets a modern twist
The tragic romance of Heer and Ranjha is a classic Punjabi tale, most recently mentioned in the song “Ranjha Ranjha” from Mani Ratnam’s blockbuster Raavan. Now, this epic story is to be made into a modern-day film, starring Shahid Kapoor and the gorgeous Deepika Padukone. The film is to be directed by Sabir Khan, who worked most recently on Kambakkht Ishq, and filming is expected to start next April.
Shahid in Kunal Kohli’s next venture
Director/Producer Kunal Kohli has confirmed that his next film will star Shahid Kapoor. Neither the exact genre, nor the leading female have been confirmed, though it is thought that this film will be a love story. Filming is expected to start in April next year…fingers crossed that this one fares better than recent release Break Ke Baad, which is getting mixed reviews, and doesn’t seem to have done too well at the box office.
Shankar’s Boys speak Hindi
Director Shankar – who is likely to still be basking in the glory of blockbuster film Robot (Enthiran in Tamil) – is intending to release one of his older Tamil films in Hindi. The film “Boys”, which was released in 2003, stars Genelia D’Souza and Siddharth, who have both made names for themselves in B-town already, with Jaane Tu Na Jaane Na and Rang De Basanti respectively, amongst others. Abbas Tyrewala has penned the dialogues and also the lyrics for the Hindi version, and Genelia has dubbed done her own dubbing. The film is due to hit screens in 2011.
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