Friday 24th May 2024
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Bollyburst 22

Shor in the City
Former Ms. Great Britain, Preeti Desai is set to make her Bollywood debut with Shor in the City, in which she gets to lock lips (and more!) with the gorgeous Sendhil Ramamurthy – an actor of south Indian (Tamil and Kannada) descent, best known for his role in US hit series "Heroes". Also starring are Radhika Apte, Tusshar Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi and others.
Shor in the City is based on three stories that take place during the noisy and busy Ganpati festival in Mumbai.  It follows of an expatriate who has returned home to find himself alone, a bootlegger who embarks on a dangerous journey, and a cricketer who goes on the hunt for money to pay his way onto a team. The film has already been screened at several International film festivals, including the esteemed Cannes Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival and the MIAAC Film Festival in New York, to name a few. Shor in the City is slated for an April release.
Salman and Asin are Ready
Salman Khan has already starred in a remake of a South Indian film when he did Wanted (originally Pokkiri in Tamil). Now he’s doing "Ready" a remake of a Telugu film with the same name. While the original starred Ram Pothineni and Genelia D’Souza in the lead roles, Salman will be joined by South Indian star Asin. The original Telugu version has already been remade in Kannada – entitled Raam – and in 2010, it was remade in Tamil as Uthama Puthiran, starring Dhanush and Genelia.
Ready is slated for a June 2011 release.
Aishwarya goes back to her roots
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was honoured at the World Kannada Convention for her contribution to Arts. The actress, who hails from Karnataka originally, gave a short speech which began in Kannada before she switched to Hindi. Ash looked stunning in a traditional saree at the event, which she attended with her mother.
John gets injured
Whilst filming a stunt for his upcoming film Force, actor John Abraham injured himself. The film is a remake of Tamil hit Kaakha Kaakha, which starred Suriya and Jothika in the lead. Genelia D’Souza plays the female lead in the Hindi version. Gautham Menon – the director of the original version – is not directing this one, so Nishikanth Kamath, who brought us Mumbai Meri Jaan and Tamil film Evano Oruvan has taken the reins. The film is expected to release in July. 
Words: Kavya Rajagopalan ©