Vijay directs Simbu and Hansika

Hansika has bagged the female lead role in the Simbu starrer Vaalu. The actress, incidentally, plays a role in his Vettai Mannan but it is not as his lead pair. To make do for the loss, the actress has been cast in Vaalu as his heroine, say sources.

The film’s shooting commenced a couple of days ago and a teaser is being shot. Simbu, Santhanam, VTV Ganesh and Hansika took part in this shooting. Vaalu is directed by newbie Vijay and it is a full length comedy entertainer, we hear.

Director Bala and Pooja part ways

Director Bala had cast Pooja in an important role in Naan Kadavul and the actress went on to win accolades and awards. He is currently working on this next project Paradesi in which Adharva is playing the lead role. Bala had signed up Pooja for a significant role in Paradesi too and the shooting was in progress.

However, the actress has now announced that she has decided to quit Paradesi. Stating that there is no animosity between her and Bala, Pooja cites signing up another film as the reason for turning down Paradesi at the last minute. Dhansika will now do Pooja’s role, we hear.

Kochadaiyaan teasers soon

The much awaited film of the year Kochadaiyaan is moving at a fast pace with the post production work progressing and the latest we hear is that the teasers of the film will hit the screens shortly.

It was already reported that Kochadaiyaan will release in September and a grand teaser is getting ready. The film that has and ensemble of star case with superstar Rajinikanth in the lead, bollywood hottie Deepika Padukone, Sarathkumar, Aadhi, Naseer, Shobana among others.

Happy birthday Trisha!

It’s pretty actress Trisha’s birthday today, May 4th, 2012. The actress is celebrating the occasion with her friends at a foreign location, say sources. Trisha is one of the top actresses in both Kollywood and Tollywood. Her recent release Dammu, which had Jr NTR as her lead pair, is a smash hit and she is looking forward for the release of the Vishal starrer Samar.

Trisha also has Endrendurm Punagai in her kitty in which she will pair up with Jiiva.

Mallika Sherawat causes problems between Priyadarshan and producer

Producer Ratan Jain seems to have had the last laugh. According to Tezz’s editor Suresh, the film released is not the director’s cut but it is the producer’s cut. There were some issues over the inclusion of an item number by Mallika Sherawat in the film between director Priyadarshan and Ratan Jain.

The producer had wanted that item number and had it shot without director Priyadarshan’s approval. Right before the film’s release, it was said that Priyadarshan had the final say and the item number was deleted.

But what was released on-screens shows a different picture altogether. The film’s editor Suresh has said that he had edited the director’s cut and Stefan Bernard had edited the producer’s cut. Finally, it was the producer’s cut that was released, rued Suresh on a social networking site.

Simbu’s heroine arrested on charges of prostitution?

When the Bangalore police busted into an apartment in Koramngala, Bangalore following a tip-off that some women over there were involved in prostitution, they were in for a shock. There was junior artiste by name Sana Khan at the apartment.

Tej reporters without verifying the facts published newes that it was the Sana Khan whi had acted in a number of Tamil films including the Simbu starrer Silambattam, Shantanu starrer Aayiram Vilakku, Prakash Raj’s Payanam and Thambikku Entha Ooru. However, it was revealed later on that the arrested person is a junior artiste Sana Ali Khan.

Disturbed by this incident, actress Sana Khan said that she will file a complaint against all for tarnishing her image by publishing false reports without verifying facts.

Anushka in Kahaani remake?

Reprising a role that Vidya Balan has played is not an easy task, with her market value going up post The Dirty Picture and Kahaani, the south Indian film industry is looking to remake the super duper hit of Kahaani in Tamil and Telugu. There is no doubt that to do justice to the role a powerful actress with domain both in Tamil and Telugu is needed and the makers can think of none other than Anushka Shetty.

The actress has proved her mettle in heroine oriented films earlier and the makers has made the right choice, but the actress who is busy with a number of projects is yet to give her nod for the project.

Aamir getting ready for Katrina

The much awaited Dhoom 3 starring Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif will start shortly and the actor confirmed that he is concentrating on his looks for the film right now. Aamir also said that this is the first time that he will be paired opposite Katrina and is looking forward to it.

Well it will be one super pair and fans have to wait for some more time to see their favorite matinee idols together on screen for now.

It happened for the first time for Ajith’s film

The theatrical rights of Billa 2 in the state of Kerala have been sold out. While the rights for all the areas were sold much before, it took some time for the producers to sell the film in Kerala. Money Tree Entertainment Company has bagged the Kerala distribution rights of Billa 2.

What is interesting about Billa 2 is that all the rights of the film have been sold much before the censors. This is the first time that an Ajith film’s rights are being sold before the censor certification.

Billa 2 stars Ajith, Parvathy Omanakuttan and Bruna Abdullah. Chakri Toleti has directed this film.

Vijay’s brothers in action too!

The Ilayathalapathy’s cousins Vikranth and Sanjeev will soon be working together in s flick. While Vikranth has acted in a couple of films before, Sanjeev is a newbie. Industry sources say that Vijay’s cousin Sanjeev will wield the megaphone for a movie in which his other cousin Vikranth will play the lead role. The other cast and crew for this project is in the finalization stages and will be announced officially soon, say sources.