Monday, 16 December 2013
Meera Nandan, who is mostly seen in supporting roles in Mollywood, has bagged a full-fledged woman-centric role in the yet-to-be-titled Telugu movie directed by Viplav.
Though the actress is thrilled to have bagged a lead role, that too a strong character, she says the going has not been easy. "When director Viplav approached me for the role, I was excited, but only when I started shooting for it did I realise how intense my character was. Since the entire film was based on my character and traces her life from a 14-year-old village girl to a 32-year-old doctor, I was required to adjust my body language accordingly," says Meera, who has completed almost 90 percent of the shoot.
For Meera, the toughest part was shooting her scenes in a remote village. "The place was so isolated with no network connection, that all I wanted was to complete the shoot and get out of there. Since I was playing the central role, I was required to be in almost every scene; I was indeed very stressed out," says Meera, who has been paired opposite Telugu actor Jagapathy Babu, who plays her mentor in the film.
Meanwhile, on the Mollywood front, Meera has made her debut as playback singer in the recently released Mammootty starrer. "Singing Mazhayai was a dream come true for me. It was a melody and I enjoyed every bit singing it. I got the offer from V K Prakash while I was about to fly to Hyderabad for the shoot of my Telugu movie. But when he described the song, I thought of giving it a try and flew to Chennai the very day to record it," says Meera.
Sunday, 15 December 2013
The news of the much hyped flick How old are you,which is referred to be the comeback movie of actress Manju warrier is getting bigger day by day- right from the cast announcement to now for its theme. The movie helmed by Roshan Andrews and scripted by Sanjay- Bobby duo is reportedly having a women centric story line, which projects an intense commentary on love and the emotions played on complex men- women relationships.
Confirming the news the director says "The plot of the movie revolves around none other the Manju's character named Nirupama Rajeev, who is working a UD clerk in Revenue Department. Infact, the women centric tale chronicles, how a women of strong perception, faces all the odds and struggles in, both professional and personal life as well." However the Roshan added that, the movie having an inspiring theme is peppered with a tinge of satirical elements will lampoons certain so called norms existing in the society. In the movie Kunchacko Boban will be seen in the husband's role of Manju Warrier.
One of the expensive directors of the industry, who is known for his impeccable knack for weaving relationships onscreen, says that like his previous outings, emotions and relationships form the mainstay of How old are you? also. "Though my first movie Udayanu Tharam is a cult comedy, it narrates the relation between a husband and wife, and all my movies followed, delve deeper into the intricacies of subtle emotions associated with a relation. After all , we are all humans, how can we live without emotions- love, longing and tears? " quips Roshan. However, the director remained tight-lipped over the other details regarding his forthcoming outing.
The movie that will be scheduled to begin at Trivandrum on February 10th will hit the screens on next May.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi surprised everyone with her Bollywood debut — a dancer number in Prabhu Dheva's R...Rajkumar. She says, "I have been getting offers from Bollywood for a while, but none of them were exciting. When I was approached for the Kaddu Katega number, I thought that this would be better than doing a full-fledged role. Also, debuting with Prabhu Dheva is a dream come true."
However, Ragini admits that she is looking at it as a stepping stone into B-Town. "I believe that if you have the potential, opportunities will come knocking at your door. It has been like that in the South for me, and I am hoping that it won't be very different in Bollywood," she says.
She has done films with almost all of Kannada cinema's A-listers, including Sudeep, Shivarajkumar and Upendra. She is also set to try her luck at the BO with a heroine-centric Kannada cop-thriller, which is due for an end of year release. "I'm really glad the way my career has panned out. I have a few good films with great characters in hand and more is in store," says Ragini.