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Dhanush’s ‘Maari 2’ to roll from September

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Chennai, July 18: Actor Dhanush is on a sequel signing spree. As he awaits the release of Tamil film “VIP 2”, he is also gearing up to commence work on the sequel to his 2015 Tamil blockbuster “Maari”, a source said.

On Monday, director Balaji Mohan confirmed via a tweet that “Maari 2” is set to go on floors soon.

In “Maari”, Dhanush played a dhoti-clad, mustache-twirling local rowdy.

“Dhanush sir is currently busy with multiple projects. He is finishing work on his Hollywood project and upon completion; he will resume work on Gautham Menon’s ‘Enai Nokki Paayum Thota’. He will start shooting for ‘Maari 2’ from September,” a source close to Dhanush told IANS.

Dhanush will bankroll “Maari 2”, and the team is hopeful of bringing it to theatres for next year’s Sankranti festival.

The cast and crew are yet to be finalised.

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Pankaj Kapur to be honoured with ‘Icons of Indian Cinema’ Award

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Mumbai, Sep 26: Actor-director Pankaj Kapur will be honoured with ‘Icons of Indian Cinema’ Award at the closing ceremony of the ninth edition of Jagran Film Festival here.

The closing ceremony of the Mumbai edition will take place on Sunday, read a statement.

Pankaj, also a theatre artiste, is known for featuring in films like “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro”, “Raakh” and “Maqbool”.

The festival started in Delhi on June 29 before travelling to cities like Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Gorakhpur, Agra, Ludhiana, Hissar, Meerut and Raipur.

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Anupam Kher urges Manmohan Singh to watch ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

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The Accidental Prime Minister' will depict Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh.

Mumbai, Sep 26: Anupam Kher has urged Manmohan Singh to watch “The Accidental Prime Minister”, in which the actor essays the former Prime Minister.

Actor Anupam Kher Manmohan Singh in "The Accidental Prime Minister

Anupam, who has wished Singh on his 86th birthday on Wednesday, tweeted: “Respected Dr Manmohan Singh! Here is wishing you a very happy and healthy birthday. Maybe I will get an opportunity to have a cup of tea and a piece of cake with you if you ever watch our film. I promise, you will like my portrayal.”

The 63-year-old actor said that his portrayal as Singh is “full of sincerity and honesty”.

The film is based on a book by Sanjaya Baru, a former media advisor to Manmohan Singh. Akshaye Khanna features as Baru, and Divya Seth Shah plays Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur in the movie.

It is directed by debutant Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, along with Hansal Mehta as the creative producer.

The script of “The Accidental Prime Minister”, produced by Bohra Bros, is written by Mayank Tewari. It is slated to release on December 21.

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Ranveer Singh has ‘fan moment’ on meeting P.V. Sindhu

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Mumbai, Sep 26: Actor Ranveer Singh says he had a fan moment meeting Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu and added that he loves her spirit.

Ranveer met Sindhu on Tuesday at the Forbes India Tycoon Of Tomorrow event, where he was feted with the Youth Icon Award.

Sindhu shared a photograph of herself with the actor and captioned it: “Finally we meet! It was such a pleasure meeting you and an absolute fan moment.I congratulate you for all the success and I wish you all the very best for your future endeavours. I would rather call you ‘rockstar’ than Ranveer Singh.”

To which, Ranveer replied: “Yes, finally! it was a pleasure indeed! and likewise, a fan moment for me too… You make us so proud, champ! Love your spirit. May you continue to shine bright.”

On the acting front, Ranveer is currently busy shooting for filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s “Simmba”, which also features actor Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara.

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