"Commercial sex worker" becomes Mammooty's heroine
Recently, a film was released in Tamil named 'Ammuvaagiya Naan'. This was about a commercial sex worker and how her life takes a turn for the better when a progressive-minded writer falls in love with her.
Bharati, whose mother happens to be from Kerala, had played the lead role. Though she had acted in couple of films in Telugu before, this film was almost a relaunch for her. Thanks to its controversial story and extreme glamour (with all the unnecessary cleavage shows and wet white shirts…), the film made profits at the box office.
The industry appreciated her courage to accept such controversial roles. The film's hero Parthiban was so irked by the popularity she got from it that he has now sworn not to act in such "heroine-oriented" subjects!
Now, she has decided to switch to Malayalam and is going to become the heroine of none other than Mammooty himself!
Manisha Koirala's next inspired by a real sex worker
Deepti Naval's upcoming film 'Do Paise Ki Dhoop Char Aane Ki Baarish' is inspired by actual incidents
Deepti Naval's Do Paise Ki Dhoop Char Aane Ki Baarish, a Manisha Koirala-starrer, is inspired by a real story.
Says a source close to the director, "Manya plays a street walker and was excited to hear that her character had been inspired by a real sex worker whose story Deepti had heard through a friend. Koirala plays a sex worker who finds it difficult to survive."
The challenge was to make the actress look ordinary. "Deepti wanted a sari-clad sex worker and not a mini-skirt clad one someone who is a bit neglected.
She wears dark red lipstick, keeps her hair open and wears dark and bright colours like red, maroon and purple. She had to look like a mother and struggler."
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Struggling songwriter Debu is dumped by his lover while aging streetwalker Juhi leaves her son Kaku saddled to a wheelchair. One night Debu and Juhi run into each other and he convinces her to take him on as a babysitter fo a child. She soon begins to feel left out as the bond between her son and the outsider cements.
2011/10/11 16:51:42 YSR Congress party worker Rahmathullah visiting Human Rights Commission on Tuesday to file a complaint against Kadapa SP and personnel of Pulivendula Rural Police Station who allegedly tortured him in Pulivendula last week.
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) After all the controversies in "Bigg Boss 4" and shooting an item song, Pakistani model Veena Malik has bagged the biographical role of a sex worker.
Veena will be playing the role of sex worker Madhuri, who has been moonlighting for years to support her family.
The actress has been very quietly meeting sex workers here, particularly Madhuri, for the film "Zindagi 50-50".
"This film has changed my life and my attitude to women and sex workers in particular.
"I insisted on playing Madhuri. Koi connect hai (some connection is there)... I don't know what it was. But I instantly empathized with Madhuri's responsibilities towards her large family," Veena said.
"Maybe because I come from a family of five daughters and one son. But I understand what it feels like to be a woman in a male-dominated society. I've always supported myself, been on my own since adulthood," she noted.
Veena spent hours with Madhuri to know about her dual life.
"In the daytime she's a normal middle-class girl. In the night she puts on her burqa and goes to work in the red-light area, just like any normal working girl," Veena added.
"I loved the dignity that Madhuri brings to her life and her work. I hope I am able to convey the same dignity in my performance," Veena stated.
"Who cares about sex workers? I am appalled by the way they live in the red-light areas, not just in India but across Asia. These women deserve a much better life," felt Veena.
The rescue operation to save the 33 workers who were trapped in a gold mine that is half a mile below the surface, since last 69 days finally begins on Wednesday morning in the presence of Cheli President Sebastian Pinera. Rescue operation specialists and engineers has been continuously working for the last 69 days, drilling a parallel hole to the mine and making other arrangements. Cheli President Sebastian regularly visits the spot to supervise the entire rescue operation from the day one. A steel capsule- container that has been specially made for this purpose was used to bring out the workers from the mine. It takes around one hour to bring out each worker from the golden trap.
The first worker was safely Florencio Avalosy brought out on Wednesday afternoon and the President Sebastian who was eagerly waiting outside has received and fondly hugs him. Rescued worker wore a helmet and sunglasses to protect himself from the glare of bright lights. He smiled broadly as he emerged and hugged his sobbing 7-year-old son, Bairon, and wife.
A second miner, Mario Sepulveda Espina, was pulled to the surface about an hour later. His shouts heard even before the capsule surfaced. After hugging his wife, Elvira, he jubilantly handed souvenir rocks from his underground prison to laughing rescuers. Then he jumped up and down as if to prove his strength to everyone before the medical team took him into a triage unit.
From then, every one hour one worker at a time brought out safely in the steel capsule specially made for this purpose.
This is the most horrifying accident in the mines history of world and the most successful rescue operation also. All the workers who spent in the dark for the last 69 days were safe and being lifted out one by one. The last worker who trapped inside the mine will have his turn after 24 hours from now, since the rescue operation need to be carried with utmost caution and in a very slow pace. (Photo source: Eenadu)
2006/10/26 17:37:48 Nalini Jameela, a 53-year-old sex worker, has been using make-up to attract customers since 1978, but she donned the grease paint on Thursday to act in an English documentary film titled Sex, Lies and a Book.
The 28-minute documentary, based on a book by Jameela, is being produced jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT). Sanjeev Sivan is the film's director.
"The shooting for the docu-drama has begun and I am really excited because we have given a totally different treatment, which is unlike the usual documentary," said Sivan, who is ace cinematographer Santhosh Sivan's younger brother.
"I was asked by the producers to do this film and I felt it was a great theme for a docu-drama because I read her book, which sold like hot cakes in Kerala," added Sivan.
The film has been compartmentalised into three spans of Jameela's life - her childhood, her youth and her present life.
A 13-year-old girl and 35-year-old woman play the first two phases of the sex worker's life while Jameela plays herself in the current phase.
"She speaks on camera on important happenings in her life and we re-create it and I feel this is going to be a great product," added Sivan.
Jameela, who is based in Kozhikode in north Kerala, has been coordinator of the Kerala Sex Workers Forum since 2001 and is also the live wire of Firm - the apex body of five non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Jameela has no qualms about her profession. She currently stays with her daughter and enjoys spending time with her grand daughter.
Jameela is excited about working in the documentary.
"I have not done acting before so I don't know how I would be able to act. I'll tell you about my experience in a few days time. I never dreamt that I would be able to act in a film," Jameela said..
"I am too pre-occupied with work among the sex workers, so I get very little time to practice my profession. But I make it a point to have at least three sessions a month with clients of mine," said Jameela.
Jameela's book in Malayalam Oru Laingyikathozhilaliyude Atma Katha (The life of a sex worker) released last year and was a great hit among readers.
"That book sold 13,000 copies. I, along with five others, have come out with a second book titled Njan Laingyikathozhilali (I am a sex worker). It has sold 6,000 copies. This book is now being translated into Gujarati, Bengali and Tamil," added Jameela.
The film will be shot in and around Kerala's capital and is likely to be completed in a week's time.
Dhanam with Sangeetha in the lead is nearing completion. Sangeetha plays a meaty role in the movie, which is said to revolve around the life of a commercial sex worker played by her. Director G. Shiva has come up with a different story which revolves around the life of a sex worker played by Uyir Sangeetha. National award winner Girish Karnad plays an important character role in the movie. Aziz Vidyaarthy, Prem, Raj Kapoor also play important roles and Karunas takes up the role of a comedian. The shooting of the movie is progressing in Hyderabad at Ramoji Film City.
Dhanam shooting has been done at famous dasi centres in Andhra like Peddapuram and Silukoorpuram. The unit has returned now to Chennai.The next phase of acting will take place in Thirunelveli, Tenkasi and Ambasamudram.
Art director Thotta Tharani has come up with excellent sets for the movie. The budget for the sets has come to Rs. 30 lakhs. Music director Illiyaraja got very impressed after listening to the story and suggested interesting situations for the movie. Lyrics are penned by Vaali.Would ‘Dhanam’ be like an art film? It would but there will also be no lack of commercial value, says the director. The film will be released in Tamil and Telugu at the same time.The movie is getting ready to hit the theatres soon.
Is Riya Sen looking for a change of image, at least from the look of her picture alongside, it does show that the actress wants to do something different. Riya will soon be seen playing a village belle in Zor Laga Ke Hayya and will be seen wearing a nine yard saree in the film.
When asked if there was reluctance when the role was offered to her, the actress said she agreed instantly, “I always wanted to play a village belle.” Producer Kartikeya Talreja however said, “Riya was a bit reluctant but when we explained to her how it will be a good change for her, she agreed to do the film.”
Riya plays a construction worker in the film, so did she meet some construction workers to learn their mannerisms and behaviour? “I have seen them all my life,” she says. Zor Laga Ke Haiyya also deals with issues like redevelopment and environment. Riya works as a construction worker and Mahesh Manjrekar plays a contractor who has the hots for Riya. Mithun Chakraborty is also in the film.
Ramba has also made it clear that she would not act in roles of sister or any other character roles. She will only play heroine or she will quit the industry. Ramba says that she has entered the industry as a heroine and she would quit the industry as a heroine.
She just dosn’t want to hang out doing small and insignificant roles. She wants the people to remember her as a heroine and heroine only.
Three films old Bengali beauty Payal Gosh has caught the attention of Tollywood directors and producers with her glamour and hot shows in a very short time. She has played lead role in 'Mr. Rascal' opposite debutant hero Ravindranath s/o story writer Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao. Her glamour and performance has attracted director Surendar Reddy who gave her 2nd heroine role in his latest released film 'Oosaravelli.' Luckily, Oosaravelli become a big hit and Payal is ready to make it to top soon.
She said, 'When, I was offered 2nd heroine role in 'Oosaravelli' I know the turning point in my career has come. That's why I have agreed to do 2nd heroine role in the film and my prediction has come true with the success of the film. Although, I have played 2nd heroine role in that film, my role is very important in it. More over, I have equally shared the screen space with Tamannah as her friend. I have no regrets for signing as 2nd heroine in that film. What I look for is the importance and length of my character in the film. I don't mind whether it is 1st or 2nd heroine role. I am happy to bag equally good marks with the heroine Tamannah in Oosaravelli movie."
2012/4/21 16:50:41 The Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor has a few scenes in her upcoming film Heroine where she will be seen pregnant.There were some photos of her with a bulging belly raising speculations about her pregnancy.
Also,Vidya Balan was seen as a pregnant woman in Kahaani. Manisha Koirala had a similar scene in Mani Ratnamâ€™s Bombay.
Bhandarkar posted on micro blogging site Twitter -â€śGuys lets not speculate. Its for REEL & not real!!! Its for a scene in my film #Heroine. Its FAKE!!! (sic)â€ť.
The film Heroine will hit the screens on September 14.
2011/10/9 18:38:08 YS.Jagan Mohan Reddy accompanied by his followers has staged picket before Pulivendhula Police station in Kadapa on Sunday evening as the police have beaten his party worker Rehmatullah. He demands for the suspension of CI and SI and also demands for explanation from them. He accused the police are harassing his party workers.
Director Krishna Vamsi is making a film with Navdeep and Shiva Balaji as heroes. The shooting for the film was to begin last mnoth but got delayed as the heroines could not be finalized. The director is looking for suitable faces and he finally selected a Bangalore based model Andraita as the heroine. The hunt is still on for the second heroine. The shooting will commence once the second heroine is finalized.
2010/9/13 13:10:32 The hottest news doing the rounds everywhere now is about the leaked story of Mahesh Khaleja.
According to the leaked version, the story goes like this. Mahesh plays an auto driver. When he sees some goons teasing the heroine and trying to outrage her modesty; Mahesh follows them and bashes them up.
He enters a village along with the heroine. The village has several problems and Mahesh slowly solves the problems in his own style. One day the heroine goes missing.
What happened to the heroine? How does Mahesh trace her and what is the outcome? This is the basis for the remaining part of the story.
Jeeva’s sudden demise has the entire Tamil film industry in a state of shock. Tragedy struck when the young cinematographer turned director was shooting for his ambitious Dhaam Dhoom in Russia. Moviebuzz spoke to some of the celebrities who respected Jeeva’s work and his style of film making. Here is an exclusive chat with Trisha who is yet to recover from the shock
Says Trisha: “I knew Jeeva from my modeling days when I was 16 years old. In fact, my first ad film was shot by Jeeva in which I posed for the Diwali issue of ‘Ananda Vikatan’ cover. I still remember that I wore a white sari with crackers designs specially made by Aneez (later this sari was called Pattasu Selai) and shot at AVM studio amongst thousands of diyas. Both Jeeva and Aneez helped me with my expressions and how to carry myself in a sari”.
Later when the issue came out, everyone noticed that petite looking young girl with a million dollar smile and Trisha says that Jeeva was the first person to call her up. She still remembers his words: “What are you doing in modeling? You have to enter films and you will make it big”.
Trisha went emotional as she recollects her last meeting with Jeeva at A.M.Ratnam’s birthday bash in Chennai. Said Trisha: “He came up to me and said- You could not do my Unnale Unnale, a role (whish Sada did) that was written keeping you in mind and now in Dhaam Dhoom. But promise me that you will be my heroine in the next project”.
Trisha could never fulfill her desire to do a Jeeva film. The actress got emotional as she spoke about Jeeva- “I couldn’t do both the films as they had long schedules abroad and it clashed with my prior commitments. At our last meeting I told Jeeva , I will be your heroine if you promise to shoot your next film completely in India and he smiled and nodded his head”. Trisha adds that Jeeva was such a jovial, friendly and a calm worker and she would surely miss him.
2010/11/30 17:59:30 The latest buzz is Tollywood beauty Ileana got an offer from Bollywood and she has agreed for it. The title of the movie is ‘Burfe.’ “Either Priyanka Chopra or Asin may play the first heroine role against Ranabeer Kapoor in this film,” says the director Anurag Basu. If, Priyanka Chopra is selected as first heroine then, there will be no objections for Ileana to play the second heroine’s role because she is not a competitor for her at home. But, if Asin bags the chance to play the first heroine role, then Ileana surely will think twice before signing the film, because back at home Ileana is in leading position, where as Asin is struggling to upkeep her position. If, Ileana prepares to act as second heroine to Asin, merely for Bollywood entry it may degrade her position at home. So, there is probability of Ileana rejecting the offer if her competitor Asin plays the first heroine role.