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2008-07-10 00:00:18

The Vijay- Nayanthara action entertainer Villu, directed by Prabhu Deva is making brisk progress. Last week, during the nights, action scenes were canned for the film in and arond the busy streets of Chennai. The film has some awesome action scenes which are very crucial to the story. After completing the Chennai schedule, the unit has now left for Pollachi to shoot a song for the film. According to sources in the industry, Prabhu Deva wants to shoot the ultimate Kuthu song for the film....

2008-07-10 00:00:18

By VIKRANT SHANDILYA Aamir Khan's a perfectionist. And unusual. And courageous too. And he loves every single one of these epithets. In fact, the actor goes a step further and tells you that he has worked hard to build this reputation today. "But before everything else, I am instinctive. I listen to scripts of the film as an audience. My reactions to films are very emotional. I laugh, I cry, I feel bad. And then, I only pick up stories that attract me. For instance, even when I do a...

2008-07-10 00:00:18

By SHALABH ANAND BAJPAI The sexy actor Priyanka Chopra is in a league of her own. The ex- Miss World has done all kinds of roles ranging from comedy to action. She is once again in news for her recent 'futuristic' film. In an exclusive interview, Priyanka gets talking about her latest movie, her chemistry with the Hrithik lookalike Harman Baweja and more... Earlier this film had been signed by Kareena Kapoor and then she walked out. Is that correct? Yes. I think I was lucky, and I...

2008-07-10 00:00:18

Vishal gave three consecutive hits - Pogaru, Pandem Kodi and Bharani - is doing a Salute under home production banner. The film's being produced by his older brother home Vikram Krishna and directed by A Rajasekhar. The film, starring Nayantara in the female lead, is almost completed and the filmmakers are planning to release it on Independence Day. As one expects it, Vishal is excited about a home production. "I am looking forward to this movie for two reasons - one, this film is...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

Sandhya has left for Switzerland for a period of ten days along with her mom and the unit of Mahesh Saranya Matrum Palar. Director Ravi will be canning three songs tuned by Vidyasagar, in the Swiss Alps. The buzz is that Sandhya who was always criticised for her poor dressing sense in films has changed her stylist and designer. In the film, she is sporting a new hairstyle and some trendy outfits designed by Amritha Rao. The actress has also clarified that she has opted out of Sakthi...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

There's another kid on the block but this one's not from a filmi background. Gayatri Patel, who studied at the Emory University in Atlanta, has won many beauty pageants in the US. Three years ago when she came to Mumbai, she did theatre, music videos and a few ads and now she's ready to show her jalwa on the big screen. She has signed her first film Let's Dance to be directed my National Award winning editor Aarif Sheikh. The story is about a dancer who gives direction and life to a...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

By HARSHADA REGE Prateik Babbar, the 21-year-old son of late Smita Patil and actor- MP Raj Babbar, has acting in his genes. Naturally, he decided to face the arclights. Of his debut film Janee Tu... Ya Jaane Na, Prateik says with a sheepish grin, "I don't think of it as my debut. I was doing production work with Prahlad Kakar and at the same time did some auditions. I just got an opportunity to do this role and I accepted it." 'Dad' wasn't too happy with his decision. "He was very...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

By Meena Iyer Pahlaj Nihalani and Kumar Mangat are producers scorned. Their films Khushboo and Haal-e-Dil made it to the multiplexes one Friday in June 2008, but didn't stay there even for three days. When Nihalani's kin was turned back from a multiplex screen because his film was withdrawn without notice, the enraged producer created a ruckus in the foyer and threatened to file an FIR against the multiplex. Ultimately the theatre owners gave in. They played a show for his 18-member...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

Reems, as she is known among friends, is working hard and shooting continuously with Karthi for Selvaraghavan's action adventure fantasy Aayirathil Oruvan. For the film, Erum Ali, the Chennai-based designer has taken special care over her costumes as Reema plays the role of a princess in the second half! It is learnt that she plays an archaeologist in the first half of the film. Director Selvaraghavan, who has worked in movies such as 7G Rainbow Colony and Kaadhal Konden, has been...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

By URVASHI ASHAR Farhan Akhtar, who successfully donned the director's hat for Dil Chahta Hai, hasn't only put on the actor's garb with Rock On, but also the singer's bandana. The filmmaker who plays the lead role in the musically-inclined flick - that of a band's lead singer - has actually sung six of the nine tracks of the album himself. Debutant director Abhishek Kapoor was insistent that each of his actors learn to do the part they're playing. "I can't have a lead singer in my film...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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