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TAMIL ac­tor Dhanush is ec­static about do­ing com­edy in his up­com­ing project di­rected by award-win­ning di­rec­tor A. Sar­gu­nam.

“It will be an out-and­out com­mer­cial en­ter­tainer. Can’t wait to do some com­edy!,” tweeted Dhanush. SHRUTI Haasan is the new brand am­bas­sador for Chen­nai Rhi­nos for the third sea­son of the Celebrity Cricket League. Pre­vi­ous am­bas­sadors were Amala Paul, Deek­sha Seth and Sameera Reddy. “Proud to be the team am­bas­sador it’s go­ing to be su­per fun!,” said Shruti. THE cast for Ra­jku­mar Hi­rani’s is al­ways chang­ing and the lat­est buzz is that di­rec­tor (and chief se­lec­tor) Ra­jku­mar Hi­rani has roped in San­jay Dutt. The di­rec­tor and ac­tor have, of course, had a MANOJ Ba­j­pai, who re­ceived crit­i­cal ac­claim for his po­trayal of gang lord Sar­dar Khan in has re­ceived sev­eral act­ing of­fers from abroad, courtesy of film-maker Anurag Kashyap.

“I have re­ceived of­fers … I am go-

Gangs of Wassey­pur, SAL­MAN Khan has a mag­nan­i­mous heart when it comes to help­ing the poor and is re­port­edly keen to start a new ini­tia­tive to help the needy in the met­ros, es­pe­cially in the ar­eas of ed­u­ca­tion, health­care and oth­ers.

Khan, who also heads the char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion Be­ing Hu­man, wants to do what­ever he can for the less for­tu­nate. Re­cently, the ac­tor has re­vealed that he is plan­ning to open restau­rants and hos­pi­tals for a no­ble cause. “We will start restau­rants in met­ros first. The prof­its earned from them will go to the needy peo­ple. We will tie-up with some­one who has the same kind of ide­ol­ogy,” the ac­tor said.


Him­mat­wala. lot of success work­ing to­gether in the films.

Dutt is the lat­est ad­di­tion to a cast com­pris­ing Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Ra­jput.

“San­jay has been fi­nalised. SON­AKSHI Sinha has been roped in by di­rec­tor Sa­jid Khan to do a song, based on a retro theme, in his up­com­ing movie

The di­rec­tor wanted Son­akshi to look glam­orous like Parveen Babi and sensuous like Sridevi, but look­ing at the pro­mos of the song, she re­minds us of Reena Roy, who once dated her fa­ther Sha­trughan Sinha. ing through a script. It has come from an Amer­i­can in­de­pen­dent film-maker and not from any stu­dio. I would love to do an in­ter­na­tional film,” he said.

Ac­tors like Anil Kapoor and Ir­rfan Khan are also do­ing Hol­ly­wood projects.

Munna Bhai He will play the part of a rus­tic Ra­jasthani. He will have quite a few se­quences with Aamir’s char­ac­ter in the film,” says an in­sider close to the project. will re­lease around Christ­mas this year. THE big se­cret about the Ajith-Mu­ru­ga­doss project is that Ajith will be play­ing a dual role in Mu­ru­ga­doss’s movie.

In­dus­try cir­cles are pre­dict­ing the movie will be more en­thralling and grip­ping than even

Ajith’s most mem­o­rable film to date.

Vaali, VENKAT Prabhu has been host­ing a film­based game show for a pop­u­lar Tamil tele­vi­sion chan­nel.

Each episode fo­cuses on one par­tic­u­lar ac­tor and the lat­est episode was ded­i­cated to the late Nadi­gar Thi­lagam Si­vaji Gane­san. NAYAN­THARA has re­futed claims that she will be play­ing an ul­tra-glam­orous role in the new Ajith-Vish­nu­vard­han movie. She also brushed off re­ports that she will be don­ning a bikini as this project doesn’t de­mand such a scene.


In­dian crick­eter Sachin Ten­dulkar (right) shares a light moment with leg­endary In­dian Bol­ly­wood play­back singer Asha Bhosle dur­ing the launch of Bhosle’s film Mai in Mum­bai on Tues­day. Seventy-nine-year-old Bhosle is mak­ing her act­ing de­but in this film.


Sal­man Khan poses at the launch of Be­ing Hu­man’s first flag­ship store in Mum­bai. Be­ing Hu­man is a char­i­ta­ble trust that helps spread ed­u­ca­tion and health­care for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren.


Reena Roya and Son­akshi.

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