Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Vishal flooded with telugu film offers

Vishal’s ‘straight’ Telugu movie, Salute, is all ready to hit screens on Independence Day Eve (August 14th). The movie is being termed ‘straight’ as it will not be dubbed from Tamil into Telugu, but is being produced from scratch as a Telugu movie, with almost every one in the cast being a Telugu actor, excepting the lead pair, who is starring in both versions.

With the Salute music album in the No. 1 position on the charts, expectations are running feverishly high, even as the publicity stills with Nayantara’s provocative poses are making every hot-blood Telugu male drool.

Is it any surprise that even before the release of Salute, Vishal is being flooded with offers for Telugu films? Having decided to work with hotshot director V.V. Vinayak on a movie some time between December 2008 and January 2009, Vishal may sign one more Telugu film to be started by September 2008.

Kamal Hasan Asin pair up again

After Dasavathaaram, 'ulaka nayakan' Kamal Haasan and latest Bollywood attraction Asin are all set to team up again with an English film titled 19 Steps, to be produced as a co-venture by Bharath Bala Productions (BBP) and Walt Disney. Kamal Haasan and Asin will share screen space with Japanese superstar Tadanobu Asano in this Indo-Japanese film, slated to be made on a 50-million dollar budget.

The film, directed by Bharatbala, will trace the origins of the martial art form of Kerala, Kalarippayattu. It is heard that the movie will be made in the backdrop of the ninth century. Shooting is likely to start in the summer of 2009.

Kamal plays the character role of a veteran Kalarippayattu guru (teacher) who trains Tadanobu Asano in his fight against his enemies. Asin will play a local princess, a martial arts expert who falls in love with Asano.

The movie is based on a script written by the best-known Malayalam writer, M.T. Vasudevan Nair, popularly known as MT, a Jnanpith award winner who has won five National awards for screenplay writing.

MT's script is now being re-written by Hollywood script doctors to give 19 Steps an international look and suitable for an overseas audience. 19 Steps will have versions in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Japanese with music by A.R. Rahman.

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