Prabhu Deva Is The Busiest In Bollywood
The multi talented Prabhu Deva entered India’s biggest film industry as a director in 2009 with the super hit film ‘Wanted’.
His recent films ‘Rambo Rajkumar’ with Shahid Kapoor and ‘Action Jackson’ with Ajay Devgan in the lead role did not do well at the box office and failed to attract critics. His latest film ‘Singh is Bling’ that opened to mixed reviews however made good business. Except these ups and downs Prabhu Deva still a most preferred director and he is one of the busiest in Bollywood.
He reportedly has taken up four directorial assignments each to be produced by film writer Sriram Raghavan, actor Sanjay Dutt and famed producers Mubina Rattonsey and Ekta Kapoor.
We can expect the official announcement on these projects one by one to happen soon. Meanwhile Prabhu Deva has ventured into production and has launched Prabhu Deva Studios and started producing Tamil films.
Dhanush Decides To Give Up A Blockbuster Remake For Vijay Sethupathi ?
We had already reported to our viewers that after the tremendous success of ‘Naanum Rowdy Dhaan’ producer Dhanush has signed his hero Vijay Sethupathi for another film under his banner Wunderbar Films.
It is now learnt that the new film could be the Tamil remake of the blockbuster Malayalam hit ‘Premam’ starring Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi and Madonna.
It has long been rumored that Dhanush is the most preferred star to replace Nivin Pauly in the remake but it looks like the businessman in him sees Vijay Sethupathi as the apt man to do the role. Well we’ll have to wait and see when things become official.
Is It Prabhas, Vijay Or Mahesh Babu As Main Villain In Dhoom 4?
It is rightly said that there’s no smoke without fire. Hence the sensational news of Yash Raj Film’s chief Adi Chopra and DHOOM 3 director Vijay Krishna Acharya casting Telugu superstar Prabhas as the main antagonist in their forthcoming DHOOM 4 is worth pondering.
Though officially both Adi Chopra and Vijay Krishna Acharya may have declined the news as a mere rumor but what is worth considering is that if the duo had no plans to cast Prabhas in their film then why did a secret screening of Prabhas super duper hit film BAAHUBALI was screened at Yash Raj Film studio and that too it was watched by just Adi Chopra, Krishna Acharya and the production team of DHOOM 3?
According to a source close to Yash Raj Films the villain in DHOOM 4 is a tall, muscular and strapping youth. Hence after lot pondering when both Adi and Krishna Acharya were not able to decide on the villain, a production team member suggested south superstar Prabhas’ name. When the question of his pan India appeal was raised the success of his multi lingual film BAAHUBALI was cited. Impressed Adi immediately called to arrange a special screening of BAAHUBALI to scrutinize his screen persona.
However now since the filmmakers have termed the news as rumor, it seems Yash Raj Films wants to maintain suspense or is it they are looking for some other South Superstar may be Vijay Illayathalapathy or the heartthrob of millions Mahesh Babu? Both Vijay and Mahesh Babu are tall and dashing and more particularly are famous for their action and stunts.
One wonders what’s on card but the only actor confirmed till now is Hrithik Roshan. But hold on… Hrithik Roshan is not the main antagonist in the film.
He only plays a cameo. Probably the villain of DHOOM 4 may be the son of Hrithik Roshan. Hence the filmmakers are on a look out for an actor who has the traits and looks akin to Hrithik Roshan.
Taking this into consideration all the three South superstars Prabhas, Vijay and Mahesh Babu fit the bill and most importantly all the three have pan India star appeal.
Further with BAAHUBALI breaking box office records, Adi Chopra is overwhelmed by the star appeal of South Superstars globally. Hence to tap global market he might probably opt for a South Superstar as the main villain?
So keep your figures crossed and hope for the best!!! This article is from Raaga’s music blog. Read more at http://blog.raaga.com
New Hindi Play Opens In Austin This Weekend!
RangaMancha, a not-for-profit theater group, has been dedicated to promoting Indian theater in the Austin community and has brought several entertaining performances to us in the past few years.
Their previous productions such as “Shantecha Karta Chalu Aahe”, “Kaka Mala Vachva”, “Kirdaar” and “Dilkash ka Hero” have garnered rave reviews and accolades from critics and audiences alike.
In fact, the Marathi language laugh riot, “Kaka Mala Vachva” was so popular that the group took the play to Dallas and Houston by special audience demand!
RangaMancha is now gearing up to entertain us with their newest Hindi language production, “Dhai Akhar Prem Ka” which promises to be a fun-filled, family comedy.
It is an adaptation of “Prema Tujha Rang Kasa”, which was originally written in Marathi by renowned playwright, Vasant Kanetkar, and has been translated into Hindi by Vasant Dev.
Full of witty one-liners, the play has a light-hearted take on the recurrent cycle of young love and subsequent parental objection.
Every generation faces the same dilemma as to how to reveal their romantic escapades to their parents and the ensuing chaos and drama forms the crux of the story!
“Dhai Akhar Prem Ka” is directed by Mrs. Suhas Joshi, an award-winning thespian in the Marathi and Hindi film and theater world.
Mrs. Joshi won a Best Actress Filmfare Award for the Marathi film, “Tu Tithe Mee” and has been seen in blockbuster Hindi films such as “Tezaab”, “Chandni”, and “Josh” amongst others.
The play is co-directed by Rohan Joseph, who brought us RangaMancha’s successful psychological thriller, “Kirdaar”, in 2014 and boasts of a talented cast of local theater enthusiasts.
“Dhai Akhar Prem Ka” debuts at Hyde Park Theater on Saturday, October 31st to 3 sold-out shows!
There is one remaining show on November 8th with limited ticket availability.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://tiny.cc/rangamancha
Learn more about RangaMancha at their Facebook page www.facebook.com/rangamancha
Saif Ali Khan To Cameo For ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’
Renowned and stylish filmmaker Karan Johar finally persuaded his friend Saif Ali Khan to do a cameo for his movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.
News is that ‘Phantom’ star Saif recently joined the already extravagant cast of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ movie.
The stars include Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Fawad Khan, Imran Abbas, Lisa Haydon and many more.
Karan Johar’s good friend Saif was spotted arriving at the London airport to start shooting on his cameo in the multi-starrer movie.
According to sources, there would be three cameos in the movie which is of, Imran Abbas, Lisa Haydon and Saif Ali Khan.
This starry movie is all set to hit this thertres only by next year.
A.R.Rahman Honoured With Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award
Maestro A.R. Rahman was recently honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award for his outstanding contribution to music. The Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award was presented to Rahman by ace filmmaker Subhash Ghai.
This event was organised on the 78th birthday of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar a famous composer and younger brother of two well known playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
Subhash Ghai after giving the award proudly said, “Rahman is not only a celebrity, but he also has a beautiful soul.” He added to say, “He does not know Hindi or Punjabi but has worked for more than 70 nights on the music of the movie ‘Taal’ and hence proved that he is the best musician.”
A.R. Rahman has also won four National Awards in a career spanning over two decades.
His latest works will be heard for Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Tamasha’ which features Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the lead.