Nizam - 6.5 crores - screening stopped (KCR Fasting break chesina roju and Bandh valla First week lo 1/12 days Nizam shows bandh , also 1st weekend December 5th 3 shows, (sat day) December 6th all shows (Sunday) Dec7th all shows (Monday) all are canceled Nizam Distributor Dil Raju who shared the rights along with Producer for 5.5 crores already recovered but estimated loss of profit 4- 5 crores in Nizam region only. Nizam area is one of the strong hold of Allu Arjun and the movie had faced severe breaks in even in first 10 days when the movie going with packed houses)
Ceded - 4.22 crs - Still Running
Utthar Andhra (Vizag Region) - 1.60cr - Still Running Sharat theater 13 lakshs share, venkteswara 13 lakhs share, Kameswari 7 lakhs 20 thousand shares (City only it the movie got 42 lakhs share)
Guntur - 1.27 crs - Still Running
Krishna - 1.15crs - Still Running
West - 1.21 crs - Still running
East - 1.08 crs - Still running
Nellore - 75 lakhs - Still running
Karnataka - 1.90 crs - Still Running
Chennai + North India - 40 lakhs - Still Running
20.08 crs (Estimated losses in the Andhra Region is 2 to 3 crores)
(Nizam + Andhra Region losses 6 to 8 crores)
(Overseas Collections, Audio Rights, Satellite Rights, And Kerala Rights (95 lakhs not included) All are about 7 crores )
Business Details: Expect Ceded and Nellore the producers not sold out the movie and most of the areas they released by their own. The movie is expected to collect few more crores share in further run. (Christmas, New Year holidays and Pongal holidays are going to fetch Arya 2. added advantage is no other big movie is releasing in near by due to bad situations placed in Andhra Pradesh. So Arya 2 is solo in the race. And the movie has recovered the budget. With the share of theatrical run only
Theatrical Share collected till now: 20.08 (Nov 27th to 24th Dec)
Estimated Share from further running: Minimum 3 crores
Amounts apart from theatrical share: about 7 crores
Total estimated Business: 30.08+ crores
Loss accrued from Nizam and Andhra Region (at least 5 crores)
This year Arundathi , Magadheera and Kick, the 3 movies are crossed 25 crores mark. Aarya 2 is the forth one in the path of 25crores of theatrical share . In spite of bandhs and strikes the movie crossed the 25 crores. Because of allu arjun performances great dances Sukumar direction combination and great success of audio by Devi Sri prasad.
However, when contacted, Gauthami said, “I can’t think of such things. I have a long way to go and prove myself in film making. And that too KB sir? I can’t even imagine it!” Madhavan is said to be playing the central character in the untitled movie and Shruthi Hassan is said to be composing the tracks for the film.
“Rajinikanth who was shooting for his ‘Endhiran’ in Lonavala near Mumbai had dropped in Amitabh’s hotel and the two Super Stars relived their long time closeness.
In his official blog Amitabh Bachchan has said “It has been a long association of friendship and professional camaraderie. Many films have we worked together in and been rewarded with success and many an evening has been spent together, talking about our craft and about life!
It is such a joy to spend time with a member of your own fraternity and speak of nothing else but creative inputs, life and the world around us. And this morning was no different.
What an incredible life Rajini has had. From a struggling bus conductor checking tickets on public transports to this God-Like figure of immense fan following and mass strength. Absolutely amazing!! ”
According to sources, the actor shot the 13-minute monologue, perhaps the longest his career, in one take.
"It was instantly done in the first take itself. The crew was astonished and claps were heard much after the scene was over," sources said.
They also recalled an intense scene shot by the actor in the RGV movie, where Bachchan could not help but feel the pain of the character and his eyes welled up with tears.
Also, he always insists that Hindi dialogues be written in Devnagiri script, they said.
The Bollywood icon plays Vijay Harshvardhan Malik, a media baron in the film which is a take on the functioning of the media.
Movie Artists Association(MAA) has condemned the recent attacks on movie units shooting around hyderabad and submitted a request to home minister asking for police protection to their movie outdoor shootings.
This is indeed a sad news for megafans who wanted to celebrate this event in big way.
Chiru is willing to do this project in his own production and desires to act with his son Ram Charan in the same movie.
Allu Arvind replied in a positive manner and said project will definitely take place but not that sooner.
Soon there would be a treat by Megastar and Ram Charan.
This is expected to start in late 2010 and release in mid 2011.
They will return to mumbai in january 1st week.
Genelia is playing main heroine and many speculations are on about second heroine of this movie.
Kriti Khabanda, Shruti Hassan, Shammu and now Shazahn Padamsee is being considered for this role.
She is daughter of famous theater personality Alyque Padamsee and pop diva Sharon Prabhakar.
Shazahn Padamsee was recently seen as heroine in the Ranbir Kapoor starrer Rocket Singh movie.
Orange unit are expected to fly to australia in february for a 3 month schedule.
Movie is planned for july 2010 release.
From January 10th, the other schedule will starts in Sydney, Australia. The producer also says that the movie consists of sentiment, Family Emotions and Entertainment. Jenelia is pairing with Ram charan. The tunes is given by Harris Jayaraj. Editing is by Marthand K Venkatesh.
The sources said that chiranjeevi has bought 26 acres of landto construct this. Already the compound in that land has been built and this would be an indication that the studio will be constructed soon.
www.ranadaggubati.com provides space for his personal opinions, connect and communicate with his fans and audiences, simultaneously serve as an information source. It features Rana’s biographical information, filmography, latest news, a photo gallery, downloads, an exclusive blog and a fanzone. His personal blog will voice his opinions and ideas and welcomes positive feedback and comments. "Having a personal website helps me to stay in constant touch with audiences and fans. It also helps me to share my experiences and opinions, at the same time, understand the views and expectations of my audiences. Apart from being a touch point to reach out to the global audiences easily I hope www.ranadaggubati.com helps everyone to understand me better and at a more personal level."
www.ranadaggubati.com also features a Facebook application to enable anyone to directly interact with Rana. Audio and video from his latest movie ’Leader’ can be heard with high quality streaming. Fans can send in content like photos, banners or videos that can be uploaded onto the website. The website is managed by a professional team who ensures the content is kept dynamic and up to date with continuous research. Rana Daggubati’s first movie is scheduled for release in the last week of December 2009.
The sucessful and big producer Ashwini dutt is going to produce the film. This is going to one of the biggest budget film with whooping 45 crores.The fans of NTR are very delighted with this news.
After a blockbuster movie ‘Magadheera’, ace director Rajamouli is making an action comedy with Sunil as the hero. The film has been titled as ‘Maryadha Ramanna’. Some part of this film will be shot in Gandipet.As per the sources Chiranjeevi is setting up a film studio in Gandipet and Rajamouli’s movie will be shot there. A Village house set is currently being designed and assembled for the film in this film studio. Initial reports suggest that ‘Maryadha Ramanna’ could have a faction backdrop with lot of comedy.
However this time around, Gen’s shooting all by herself in Chennai with no mommy dearest for company, especially on the one day that she should have been with her mother — her birthday! Although Genelia missed her mom’s birthday, she did manage to make sure that her mother felt on top of the world nonetheless. On the eve of the birthday, Genelia presented her mother with a fancy set of wheels! Now that’s called retail therapy for the heart!(TOI)
The film was Directed by Subha Selvam and the film is produced by D Kumar and Eeshwar Varaprasad. Ashish Vidhyarthi, Nalini, Rajya Lakshmi, Aarthi, Subbarao and others are the main cast. We can expecting the film for Sankranti.
But now, closer sources reveal that Karthika is keen about making her debut in Tamil film industry. We hear, the belle is disappointed that she hasn’t been approached with better films. Also, the buzz is that Karthika is not looking to be a part of scripts presented by newcomers. But, she’s specific about working on big tickets that are churned out by ace filmmakers like Mani Ratnam and Shankar.
Telugu film ‘Josh’ featured Nagarjuna’s son Naga Chaitanya in lead role and it’s worth mentioning that he made his debut as well with this film. It seems that he preferred working with Karthika again in Telugu remake of ‘Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya’, but Gowtham Menon had already signed newcomer Samantha for this project.(Express Buzz)
But, ‘bade bade deshon mein aise chhoti chhoti galtiyan hoti rehti hai’. Shah Rukh ‘Don’ Khan was yet to touch base at Mohun Bagan Athletic Club. Akhir, Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin namumkin hai.
And then around 9.30 pm, there he was. Sporting a grey blazer, black tee and his red-framed glasses, the Badshah’s presence on the grounds needed no confirmation. A laser display and fireworks later, Kolkata was finally ready for some firebrand entertainment from King Khan. “Thank you very much, thanks a lot,” said Khan to the Kolkata crowd as pleasantries were exchanged between Dada and Badshah.
As for Shah Rukh, he took just five minutes to flaunt a natural and no gel look. He too was happy with the result.”
And so were the crowd as they savoured the best of the googlies between the Titans. While Sourav’s one, “Jitna dekhta hai, admi hansta hai aur jab nahi dekhta hai, toh aansu peetein hai” had SRK requesting, “Make it easier or I’ll look dumb”, Badshah’s teaser soon after, “There is a truck. You go out, I come in. What does the truck become?” had Dada racking his brains for an answer.
Thus the duo, wowed, joked and sang each others’ praises till SRK gave the parting shot, “Inshallah, if Knight Riders wins this time, I’ll come and dance for all of you.” Om Shanti Om!(TNN)
According to media analysts and brand equity watchers, Deepika is much sought after in both premium and mass brands, right from high-end watches, airlines, clotheslines and even chewing gum.
According to industry estimates, from a time when she was charging around Rs 60 lakh for an endorsement.
Deepika now demands almost Rs 1.5 crore per ad, hot on the heels of Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif (both around Rs2 crore an ad) and Priyanka Chopra (Rs1.5–2 crore).
Veteran market analyst Harish Bijoor says it comes as "no surprise" that Deepika’s equity has doubled.
"If you look at the endorsements she has signed, she has been a front runner in landing many leading mass brands. With a few premium brands also signing her up, she’s closely competing with the top league of Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. However, none of them is even close to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the premium and high-end category."
When contacted, Deepika said that endorsements are basically about versatility of image. "I think what made people accept me is that I can be glamourous and also the girl-next-door. I have heard this from people who have approached me with campaigns and endorsement offers. I have worked really hard to get what I’m getting. I’m very passionate about movies and my constant effort is to outdo myself and challenge my acting skills. I’m happy with what I have got — but this isn’t enough," she says.
So what does she think about the other big three — Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra? "I just love how Kareena carries herself. She is extremely graceful. I think Katrina is very hard working and that is a big reason behind her success. Priyanka has shown how versatile she can be and done some very good work recently," said Deepika, who has five back-to-back films releasing in 2010.
Even as the De Dana Dan actress wasn’t feeling well Salman was keen that.
She attend the wedding of the politician Praful Patel’s relative and dance there.
Katrina who gave into Salman’s wishes further fell sick and had to be rushed to hospital on Monday and has been advised complete bed rest.
Salman has also imposed a bikini ban on Katrina who was supposed to do a sizzling bikini scene with Hrithik Roshan in Rakesh Roshan’s film Krrish 2. Rakesh had no other option but to look for a replacement once Katrina said no to the bikini shot and roped in Deepika Padukone. Katrina and Salman have always shared an on and off relationship and there were recent rumours that Katrina has called quits from the relationship.
"For the first time I’ll be playing a woman who is conniving, scheming and in whom there is a sexual aggression," said Vidya in an interview.
"She is an aggressive person. She is someone who is unapologetic about her own choices. Bold is the word I’ll use for the lack of a better word. In the Indian context, she would be Rambha, Durga or Kali. She is someone who is dressed from top to toe but oozes sensuality," the actress said.
Set in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Ishqiya is a tale of romance between individuals caught in a web of crime, suspense, passion and deceit. Made by first time director Abhishek Chaubey and produced by Bharadwaj, the film also stars Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah in pivotal roles.
In the film, Vidya sports a deglamourised look and mouths expletives.
"Of course Vishal comes with a certain brand and credibility…but more importantly I loved the role offered to me. I wouldn’t have given it up. Along with that I loved Abhishek’s passion and sensibility. So it was a combination of all these things when I made my decision."
The 31-year-old is also looking forward to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Chenaab Gandhi in which she plays Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter.
After receiving flak for doing glamorous roles, Vidya has moved to author-backed characters in Paa, Chenaab Gandhi and Ishqiya. But she says her choice of roles is not a conscious effort to change her image.
"It’s not a conscious decision to try and stay away from a particular kind of roles. There is no effort for an image change. It’s just that I’m just being offered a lot of exciting work and I’ve tried to pick and choose different things to keep it very exciting for me," she said.
Vidya has earlier been seen in films like Parineeta, Heyy Babyy, Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Kismat Konnection.(IANS)
Well previously YVS Chowdary is named in the tollywood industry for his sucess movies. The motion has changed now. He is now known for his continuous flops, which was the worst from ’Okka Magadu’. His recent movie Saleem is said to be declared as the insane one. Mohan babu is declared as a joker in the movie. YVS is facing heavy fire from all sections i.e., from both audience and film industry.
The film has got to the brisk stage and it is definitely running down to great expectations.Marthand K Venkatesh is said to be the editor of this film. The movie is going to release in January.
The film was produced by Ravindran, the film will be brought by G Kumar Babu of Amma Art Creations for release in Telugu.
Aamir, who has put on a disappearing act as part of the promotion strategy of the film, met the cricket icon three days ago and left a clue about his whereabouts with him.
"I don’t know anything more than this," Sachin said and read out the clue in Hindi , "Kahan jaoon kaise jaoon, itne sawal kaise suljaoon, kabhi to sochoon main udd jaoon. Kabhi sadak pe car bhagaoon, ya chuk chuk gaadi ko aazmaoon, chahe main jaise bhi jaoon, maa ke aangan mein raat bitaoon."
This is the first of the seven clues Aamir is giving to the media and his fans to search him out while he travels to seven cities in disguise, spending one or two days in each.
Sachin, who watched the film at Ketnav studios in suburban Bandra along with his wife Anjali and friends including cricketer Ajit Agarkar, told reporters that he loved the film.
"It has every thing from comedy to romance and I was reminded of my naughty days as a youngster," he said. ’3 Idiots’, releasing on December 25, has 44-year-old Aamir playing a 22-year-old engineering student along with actors Madhavan and Sharman Joshi. Kareena Kapoor is the female lead.(PTI)
The concert had a bevy of beauties — Katrina Kaif, Neha Dhupia, Celina Jaitley and Mona Singh. And was most imaginatively compered by the inimitable Boman Irani. However, it is the two men — Sallu and Prabhu who brought the house down with their dance.
Prabhu, who directed Salman in Wanted, did a jig to numbers in the Tamil version of the movie, while Sallu matched his dance steps by dancing to songs in Hindi. Those who were at the concert say the house came down literally, with people asking for an encore. And guess what? The two stars even obliged.(TNN)
Here Anushka is seen to be a positive role of a software professional, which we haven’t seen in Telugu. So lets say her All The Best for her film and for her Kollywood entry.
It seems that when days are passing, Geeta Arts is becoming felt strongly in the south indian film circuit. After a great sucess with ’Magadheera’ and ’Gajini’(Hindi), they had bought two films with a whooping price of 65 crores. One is ’Puli’ starring power star Pawan Kalyan, the other happens to be ’Varudu’ which has stylish star Allu Arjun.
There is a big question that why Mohan babu has accepted the role in this movie. It was worst than ever as he had been acted as a villan in previous movies. May be his love at his son had made him to accept this role.
Big eyed beauty Kajal Agarwal’s sister Nisha Agarwal, who is eagerly waiting to make her foray into films, has finally signed a film, which has ‘Vaana’ fame Vinay in lead. Ravi Prakash, who produced ‘Mantra’ in the past is producing as well as directing this film titled “Veelle.”
Muhurath of this film was held this morning(11th Dec) at Annapurna Studios. MM Keeravani switched on the camera and SS Rajamouli sounded the clapboard for the Muhurath shot on the lead pair.As per Ravi Prakash, regular shoot will commence on tomorrow and film will be releasing in summer 2010.
Sources said that he asked the assistants to arrange him a costume for his film ’Yanthram’. When Rajini heard this, he appreciated shankar and encouraged him to act in a prominent character. But shankar haven’t revealed his charecter to anybody and Even not to Rajini . Lets see how his charecter would be.
The shooting of the film is taking place in Hyderabad and is in the brisk phase. Keerthi chawla is plying a major role in this movie. The tunes are given by Chinni charan.Kumar brothers are producing the film. The other cast are Tanikela Barani, Kota srinivasulu and etc.
The cute looking actor whose next-door-boy looks can make girls go weak in knees is having a hard time in tackling his female fans as a result, Shahid wants extra bodyguards for all his shoots.
Recently, while Shahid was shooting with Anushka Sharma for Parmeet Sethi’s untitled flick under YRF banner in Bangkok, a bunch of Indian girls left the shy actor red faced by demanding him to remove his shirt!
Talking to a news daily, a source said, "Shahid has a huge female fan following and is constantly mobbed at various places.
At times it becomes too risky for him. Not wanting to cause any further problems, the actor has now asked for extra security."
"Usually, Shahid also has fans waiting outside his vanity van and they refuse to move till he meets them.
This at times hampers the shoot schedule, disturbing not only Shahid but also the film unit. Now, Shahid wants a group of 5-6 bodyguards to be with him on the sets and also whenever he is shooting at an outdoor location where there is a greater risk of fans barging in on the sets," continued the source.
However, when contacted YRF, the media conglomerate downplayed the demand for extra security and said, "We haven`t got extra guards for the shoot. YRF does have adequate security for all its shoots at all times. Should an artiste ask for additional security, it will most certainly be provided. However, no additional security has been asked for during this shooting schedule."
The film, starring Ranbir Kapoor and helmed by Chak De! India director Shimit Amin, will be part of the Indian cinema section in Out of Competition DIFF programme.
"Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year" is the story of a graduate trying to find a balance between the demands of the professional life and his love life.
The film festival begins Dec 9 and continues till Dec 16.(IANS)
If it won’t snow, the carefully-planned concept of the lead pair bringing in Christmas
in New York would fall flat. "Yeah, we’re praying for a white Christmas in New York," said Anand.
Cameras are not allowed during the festive season at the world-famous Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, but the film’s producer, Sajid Nadiadwala, has got all the necessary permission to shoot there.
"I don’t know how Sajid did it. But he managed the near impossible. Priyanka, Ranbir and I are very excited about itsaid ," said Anand, who had earlier directed films like Salaam Namaste and Bachna Ae Haseeno.
"Shooting in downtown New York during Christmas time is completely prohibited. We would be shooting not only in and around New York at Christmas time but also the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, which is the tallest Christmas tree in the world. The tree there is 70 feet tall. That’s equivalent to three storeys of a building," said Anand.
Ranbir will dress up as a typical New Yorker for the Christmas celebration sequences.
"My wife Mamta is styling Ranbir’s clothes. He’ll be dressed the way New Yorkers from West Village are. Very trendily in jackets, scarves, coats and woollens. We’ll show Ranbir and Priyanka cruising the brightly lit-up streets of NY during Christmas. You’ll see them shopping on camera. And that would be real Christmas shopping," he said.(IANS)
Director Milan Luthria says that he purposely wanted to give Emraan this look.
"Emraan has always been the underdog and his character is that of a rebel, a dark horse. I wanted to break his serial kisser image and add shock value to the film," said Luthria.
"I chose Emraan and then styled him this way as it was extremely difficult to find a youngster who in levels of intensity could be equal and at same time opposite to that of Ajay Devgn."
The film is based on the Mumbai underworld of the seventies and Emraan’s character challenges the underworld don, played by Ajay.
"The role in the film demanded a look like this. It’s not just about the six packs, my character had to look physically tough. It was one of the key requirements of the script," Emraan told IANS.
The actor, who has done hit films like Murder, Kalyug, Jannat and Raaz - The Mystery Continues, underwent rigorous training and followed a strict diet regime to obtain the sculpted body.
Emraan was given Angular training method and the training period was divided into blocks of 10 days.
The actor was advised to have five-six meals a day and followed guidelines like consuming fats, which were four and five grams of fish oil for fat loss, walnuts and almonds, carb manipulation for losing fat and maintaining muscle mass and protein intake.
Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan went for six-pack for Om Shanti Om and Ghajini respectively. Shahid Kapoor is doing two better — he will show off eight-pack abs in his forthcoming film Chance Pe Dance.
Once Upon A Time… also stars Kangna Ranaut and Prachi Desai and is expected to hit screens in June next year.(IANS)
Pawan Kalyan’s PULI movie has completed 90% of its shooting part and the unit is right now shooting 2 duets abroad.
After this, unit will return to hyderabad and in 1st week of newyear, last song will be shot on sets in hyderabad.
Audio will be released around sankranti and movie is confirmed to release in february 2010.
Movie is being made with a budget of Rs.35 crores and producer Singanamala Ramesh has defended the expense saying that its worth watching it on screen and he is expecting much bigger hit than KHUSHI which came in this hero-director combination.
Latest sensational news is that director Bhasker is trying to rope in Pawan Kalyan to play a special role in his movie ORANGE,which has Ramcharan as hero.
This character is planned to be limited to few minutes and will play important role in story.
The movie’s story is said be similar to hindi flick ‘kaminey’ and deals with Charan in dual role and also inter-caste marriages.
Regular shooting of this movie will start from december 7th and after a week unit will proceed to mumbai and then to australia for 3 months schedule.
Apart from questions raised on his leadership abilities, Chiranjeevi has also faced one more question.
That is about his physique.
These days he look like he lost interest in maintaining his physique and was gaining weight each day.
Now, the megastar seems to have determined to silence his critics and news is that he is on healthy lifestyle. His target is to look smart and in shape from summer 2010 onwards and for this he has been following strict rules on food, doing timely yoga and taking part in aerobics etc.
Some say that this is also for his plans to make a comeback of sorts onto the screen but whether it is movies or not, the mega fans are said to be pleased to see a rather trim and shapely Chiru. Let us hope the summer of 2010 changes the fortunes for the megastar then.
On the other hand in a latest development in PRP, senior leader and former union minister Ch Harirama Jogaiah decided to quit the party on the issue of separate Telangana state.
Party sources said Jogaiah had sent his resignation letter to Chiranjeevi in the morning, stating that he was not happy with the decision of the party to support separate Telangana agitation. Right from the beginning, he had been opposing the division of the state and he did not raise the issue so far because the party had maintained a diplomatic stand on the Telangana issue. “It now appears that the party does not have a clear policy on the Telangana issue and has come out with a pro-Telangana stand succumbing to the pressures from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and a few Congress leaders,” he is learnt to have said.
Sources say the Telangana is not the only reason for Jogaiah to quit the PRP. Ever since the party faced the debacle in the general elections and has been faring badly in the subsequent byelections and the recent GHMC polls, Jogaiah has been totally upset and is worred about his political future. Moreover, Chiranjeevi’s recent comment that some seniors who had been associated with him right from the beginning had stabbed in his back with wrong advice also hurt Jogaiah. Hence, the decision.
Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan attended a ‘Operation Blessing India” meeting in Hyderabad.
This is a organization that raises awareness regarding AIDS. The organization makes celebrities meet kids affected with AIDS.
Father and Son did the same with the help of Operation Blessing India.
On this occassion Chiru said that he wanted to create awareness among people about AIDS and make them know that it doesn’t spread by touching AIDS effected kids.
Stylish Star Allu Arjun did it again. Desamuduru, Parugu movies turned with divide talk and became money spinners. Same case happened with Arya 2 also.
The movie is started with a divide talk on day 1 but turned out a money spinner now. The movie has collected 16 crores on the first week.
Nizam 4.10 crs, Vizag 1crore even mass areas like Guntur it have managed to collected 80 lakhs highest after Magadheera in this year. Dil Raju distributor of Nizam have lost almost 1 and half crore due to Telangana Bandh for 2 days which turns a major blow in Nizam territory for the film , even it have managed 4.10 crores on the first week. Nizam area is one of the strong hold for Bunny.
And Nag’s wife Amala has defended not just her hubby, but also her best friend Tabu, and rubbished such talks. However, none of that will stop a certain filmmaker who sees a potential script in this alleged "triangle". News is also out that writers are working at breakneck speed to complete this project. The plot will revolve around an actress-wife of a leading hero, who accepts her husband’s relationship with another actress!
Oscar winner A.R. Rahman (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) for the first time will be seen in front of the camera in upcoming film SON OF A PREACHER MAN, about the life and times of Grammy winning singer-songwriter-producer PJ Morton.
Besides Rahman, other cast includes American Gospel musician Kirk Franklin (NORBIT), Grammy nominated American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard (LIFE ON A STICK), and producer Warryn Campbell (STOMP THE YARD). Shot in Atlanta and New Orleans in USA and London in United Kingdom, it will be released in 2010. Michael Akwesi Djaba (REASONABLE EXCUSE) is the director.
Rahman and Morton collaborated on Sajna song in recent Hollywood comedy COUPLES RETREAT.
Rahman, who has reportedly recorded sales of over 300 million, was called "Mozart of Madras’’ by Time magazine. Rahman sees music "as a way to connect to spirituality and embrace it" and for "creating harmony in troubled times".
Ranbir Kapoor, the new ’It’ boy of Bollywood may have trounced favourites like Shahrukh Khan and John Abraham to be voted the ’Sexiest Man Alive’ by People magazine, but the actor says that he does not consider himself sexy.
The 27-year-old actor said that there are "a thousand things" wrong with his face and body and therefore the title is a total surprise.
"I really don’t know what sexy is. I am confused as I don’t consider myself sexy. There are a thousand things that are wrong with my face and body," said the actor.
Ranbir who will be seen on the cover of the magazine shirtless on a beach, said that he believes in the old adage "handsome is what handsome does".
"When I was growing up, my mom told me handsome is what handsome does. So Amitabh Bachchan is sexy to me in all his films, Shahrukh is sexy in DDLJ and Aamir is sexy in Rang De Basanti," said Ranbir.
The Wake Up Sid actor said that the best part about the title is that he is now in the same league as Johnny Depp, who won the title internationally this year.
"I feel like I’m Johnny Depp," said the actor adding, "I’ve had a good year so I attribute winning this title to those things."(PTI)