Say what! Suriya to make his digital debut with maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam?

Well, we have come up with exciting news for all Suriya fans as the latest report suggests that he is set to make his digital debut with a web-series, which will be comprised of nine episodes. And in one of them, Suriya will play the lead role, which will be produced by maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam. The report also suggests that the nine episodes will be directed by 9 directors and the series will be called as Navarasa. Reportedly, actors like Siddharth, Aravind Swami will also be part of this web series. Also Read – #JusticeForJayarajandBennicks: Singam director Hari regrets making five films ‘glorifying police’

Meanwhile, Suriya will be next seen in Soorarai Pottru. The film marks the first time collaboration of Suriya and Sudha Kongara. It was being speculated that Soorarai Pottru is a biopic on Captain GR Gopinath who found Air Deccan. However, Suriya clarified that the film is not a biopic on him but is only inspired by few events in his life. Tamil and Malayalam actress Aparna Balamurali has been signed on to play the leading lady in Soorarai Pottru. It is co-produced by Guneet Monga, who is known for bankrolling films like The Lunchbox, Masaan and Gangs of Wasseypur. Soorarai Pottru also features Mohan Babu in a key role. Also Read – #JusticeForJayarajAndBennicks: Suriya writes a long note seeking justice for the victims

The music of the film is composed by GV Prakash and will be his first-time collaboration with Suriya. Earlier, GV had revealed that the album for the film has already been completed and have turned out to be quite well. Taking to his Twitter page, the music composer revealed his excitement on associating with Suriya for a project. Speaking about the director Sudha Kongara, this film will be her third one as a director after Drohi and Irudhi Suttru. The latter was made as a bilingual in Tamil and Hindi with R Madhavan and Ritika Singh in lead roles. The film was later remade in Telugu with Venkatesh in lead role and Sudha herself directed it. Also Read – Week that was South: Chiranjeevi passes away, Shriya Saran joins SS Rajamouli’s RRR

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s doppelganger Amrutha set to make her big screen debut as a heroine in Picasso

Recently, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s doppelganger, Amrutha became a viral sensation on social media by her Tiktok video, where she recreated former Miss World’s iconic romantic scene, of Aishwarya proposing Mammootty from Kandukondein Kandukondein. While people loved her stint, Amrutha has now bagged a Malayam project as a lead actress, which is titled as Picasso. The film is bankrolled by Sheik Afsal and directed by Sunil Kariattukara. The teaser of this project was released earlier this year and got a good response from the audience. Also Read – Shocking! Sushant Singh Rajput and Varun Sharma’s ex-manager, Disha Salian, allegedly commits suicide in Mumbai

lip-syncing, she has nailed the scene and even you will agree with us on that. Also Read – THIS video of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s doppelganger recreating an iconic scene from Kandukondein Kandukondein is winning the internet — watch video

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be next seen in Mani Ratnam‘s mega-budget multi-starrer venture Ponniyin Selvan. The film also stars Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi and Trisha in key roles. Talking about the film, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan earlier told us, “I’ve just read the very detailed script and I’m curious too because when you read it, it’s a movie in your head. Now, I want to discover what’s the movie in his head. At this point, we are discussing it. My joining the team will be in the end of December or January. So, I’m looking forward to it.” Aishwarya Rai and Mani Ratnam have worked together in films like Guru, Iruvar and Raavan. Also Read – Say What! Chiyaan Vikram and son Dhruv Vikram to come together for #Vikram60

Reportedly, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will portray the character of Nandini—wife of Chola Kingdom’s Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar and Nandini‘s mother—Mandakini Devi’s part, who was a mute queen. Though the primary focus will be on Nandini‘s life. The film is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s historical novel and will narrate the story of Arulmozhivarman, who later became the great Raja Raja Chola I. The film is expected to hit the screens in 2021. So, are you excited for this mega-budget venture? Tweet and let us know @bollywood_life.

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Before Ponniyin Selvan, birthday boy Mani Ratnam to direct the sequel of THIS cult blockbuster?

One of the maverick filmmakers of the country, Mani Ratnam is celebrating his 64th birthday today. Known for making memorable films like Bombay, Guru, Yuva and others, the director delivered a hit in 2018 with Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. A while back Mani Ratnam started the shooting of his ambitious project, Ponniyin Selvan but due to the global crisis of coronavirus, the film was bought to a halt. Now, the latest reports suggest that before resuming the production of Ponniyin Selvan, the filmmaker will direct the sequel to his 1992 blockbuster Roja, which featured Arvind Swami, Pankaj Kapur and Madhoo in key roles. While Arvind will reprise his role, Dulquer has been approached to play a pivotal character. Well, if this news turns out to be, it will indeed be a treat for all the movie buffs. Also Read – Happy birthday, Mani Ratnam! R Madhavan’s Alaipayuthe, Kamal Haasan’s Nayagan: 11 films of the maverick you can’t miss

Talking about Ponniyin Selvan, the mega-budget film stars Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Karthi, Jayam Ravi and others in key roles. The reports also suggest that Karthi plays Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan and Ravi portrays the character of Arulmozhi Varman in this venture. Speaking about the film, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan earlier told us, “I’ve just read the very detailed script and I’m curious too because when you read it, it’s a movie in your head. Now, I want to discover what’s the movie in his head. At this point, we are discussing it. My joining the team will be in the end of December or January. So, I’m looking forward to it.” Also Read – Tuesday Trivia: Did you know Prabhudheva’s brother had featured in a hit Indi-pop track of the 90s?

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Reportedly, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will portray Nandini—wife of Chola Kingdom’s Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar and Nandini‘s mother—Mandakini Devi’s part, who was a mute queen. Though the primary focus will be on Nandini‘s life. The film is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s historical novel and will narrate the story of Arulmozhivarman, who later became the great Raja Raja Chola I. The film is bankrolled by Lyca Productions. So, are you excited for this venture? Tweet to us @bollywood_life.

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Rani Mukerji remembers a special phone call; says, ‘Shammi Kapoorji loving my performance in Yuva was a huge compliment’

Rani Mukerji starrer Yuva was one of the most amazing films of the actress. The film had released in 2004 and completed 16 years on May 21. The film also starred Abhishekh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vivek Oberoi, and Esha Gupta. The film is considered as one of the best works of Rani Mukerji. The actress has given us so many brilliant performances in all her films and she is undoubtedly the powerhouse. Her acting skills have been excellent and she just creates magic on-screen. As Yuva completed 16 years, Rani Mukerji remembered a really beautiful incident that took place. Veteran actor Shammi Kapoor had called her up to compliment her for her performance in the film. The actress has shared that special memory in a conversation. Also Read – International Day of Families 2020: Ajay Devgn-Mohnish Bahl, Prem Chopra-Ranbir Kapoor — we bet you didn’t know these Bollywood celebs are related to each other

Rani Mukerji said,”One of my favourite songs from the film is Kabhi Neem Neem, Kabhi Shahad Shahad and it’s still one of my favourite songs till date! Just the way Madhushree sang it, just the way A.R. Rahman composed it and of course the way Brinda the choreographer and Mani Ratnam sir picturised the song and Ravi K shot it, was just magical. I distinctly remember, one of my all-time favourite actors, Shammiji calling me and telling me about the Kabhi Neem Neem song! He told me how much he loved my performance specially the part where I am sitting on the chair and I am reacting to Abhishek’s dance. I was very close to him and I have always been a huge fan of his work, specially his songs, and hence for him to call me and compliment me for the song was even more special and meant a lot to me!” Rani Mukerji also talks about Mani Ratnam’s way of directing. She said, “I have very fond memories as it was my first film under the direction of Mani sir. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him. His way of interacting with actors, I thought was really, really unique I think working with a director like Mani Sir has helped me better my skills. Why it was so fascinating was because he used to direct actors with one sentence – he always said ‘please don’t act’. So I think that was something that stayed with me even till today. The fact that Mani sir manages to get natural performances from his actors is because he works towards making the actors believe that they are those characters and I think that’s something really, really wonderful.” Also Read – Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira fondly remembers Amos with an emotional note

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In 2004, Rani Mukerji had won Best actress award for both Yuva and Hum Tum.

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Is Mohanlal and Trisha starrer RAM shelved? Director Jeethu Joseph clarifies

Due to the global crisis of coronavirus, we have witnessed the filmmakers shuffling the release dates of their films across the world. While many films got pushed to 2021, there are ventures, which were supposed to go on floors but due to the pandemic situation, they took a halt and among them was Jeethu Joseph‘s RAM, which features Mohanlal and Trisha Krishnan in lead roles. Recently, the rumours of this film getting shelved surfaced online and filmmaker Jeethu has now clarified on this by releasing a statement on Facebook. Also Read – #HappyBirthdayMohanlal: 500 fans pledge to donate their organs on the superstar’s special day

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His statement reads, “In the last two three days I have been getting calls and messages asking whether I have shelved my Mohanlal movie ‘RAM’ and planning another project. We had to stop the work of ‘RAM’ due to the spread of Covid Virus, but it will resume shoot once the virus threat is down in UK and Uzbekistan. Since kerala is one of the few places in the world where Corona has been controlled effectively, its likely to start the shoot early here. Considering this possibility, in the meantime I am thinking of a film which has its shoot entirely in kerala but this doesn’t mean in any way that I have abandoned the project ‘RAM’. It’s just being delayed due to the circumstances.” Also Read – Week That Was South: Rana Daggubati gets engaged to Miheeka Bajaj, Thala Ajith’s Valimai pushed to 2021

Well, this statement will definitely cheer up all Mohanlal and Trisha fans. The 96 actress recently had a fun interaction with fans on Instagram. In that session, when a fan asked her, who are the three best actors in India, her choices were, Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal and Aamir Khan. Trisha Krishnan will next be seen in Mani Ratnam’s mega-budget multi-starrer Ponniyin Selvan, which also stars Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Karthi, Jayam Ravi and others. The reports suggest that Karthi plays Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan and Ravi portrays the character of Arulmozhi Varman in this venture.

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