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For Delhi girl Taapsee Pannu, 23, life would not have gone be­yond work­ing as a soft­ware en­gi­neer. Every­thing changed with her first Tamil movie, Aadukalam. A National Award for it in 2010 got her much needed at­ten­tion. Hav­ing done her time in Tamil and Tel­ugu movies, the star­let is now Mum­bai bound. She has been signed op­po­site ac­tor Sid­dharth in David Dhawan’s forth­com­ing movie Chashme Bad­door. Mean­while an­other south­ern ac­tor Flora Saini, 25, may seem con­fused about what name to set­tle down with, swing­ing be­tween Mayuri and Asha. But she is cer­tain about re­turn­ing to Bol­ly­wood. Soon to be seen in the film Dua helmed by Has­nanin Hy­drabad­wala—di­rec­tor of Jashnn and The Train— she has to her credit films in Tel­ugu, Tamil, Kan­nada and also Hindi ti­tles like Love In Nepal with Sonu Nigam. “This movie has given me a lot of per­for­mance sat­is­fac­tion and I am very op­ti­mistic about it do­ing well,” she says. We are glad some­one is.



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