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Sherley - like Nandita Das
Sherley is the heroine of director Velu Prabhakaran's new film 'Kaadhal Arangam'. She says that she wants to do the kind of role that Nandita Das did in 'Fire'.
Velu Prabhakar is known for creating huge excitement and publicity for his films. in the film 'Kaadhal Arangam', he depicts the sexual expliotations that women are subjected to from a very young age and how they fight back.
The heroine of the film, Sherley, said, 'I had recently read that a school girl had given birth to a kid. The society has gone so bad these days. 'Kaadhal Arangam' gives a message against such degradation. This is a village subject. When you are a teen and fall in love, you are tempted to get physical. You cant say that it is wrong.
'I want to do a variety of roles. Like actress Nandita Das does in all Indian languages. In spite of opposition from all over India, she had played the role of a lesbian in the film 'Fire' and won acclaims for it. I want to play such roles too and bring awareness among women. If I get another film like it, I will do it. I have that courage.'
About Tamil cine industry 'I thought that getting into films is very easy. It has been, for me. Only now I realize how difficult it is. So, you people need to look after me.'
But, Kodambakkam believes that she has good scope after the film's release.
For the film 'Adhu', Sneha has been watching Kamal's 'Rajaparvai' again and again.
Sneha was once very particular about not doing glamorous roles and stick to family subjects. But, offers began to decrease and then came to an abrupt halt.
That was when she was offered Cheran's 'Autograph'. People who had only seen her smile, saw her acting skills for the first time in the film. Soon, she was again in demand. But, she is busy till March 2005 with 'Bose' and 'Adhu'.
In Vishwas' film 'Adhu', she plays a blind girl. She plans to surpass all the other actors and actresses in that role. That's why she is watching Kamal's 'Rajaparvai' to learn the nuances. 'Even if I can't surpass Kamal's performance in the film, I want to atleast match the standards that he had set,' she says.
'The film is going to be a milestone in her career', say her friends.
Kamalhasan had recently turned up to meet with children who had had their hearts operated upon. He sid that he is participating out of patriotic feeling towards his country.
Kamal always wants to be different. While other actor and actresses use their fan clubs to increase their own popularity and publicity, Kamal uses them to do some social work. He was the first to unite them all.
He had recently given feasts for everyone through his fan clubs.
Recently, 20 children from Iraq, who were suffering from various heart ailments were operated upon by Dr Cherian and his team in Chennai. A funciton was conducted after the surgeries. Stars like Lakshmi and Kamal spoke on the occasion and appreciated Dr Cherian's service.
Kamal said, "This is a very good news indeed. We need to be proud of the fact that the surgery was conducted here in Chennai when such technologies are avaliable all over the world. This had happened due to Dr Cherian". He is a pride of the nation.
"People think that heroes are those who perform stunts and somersaults on the screen. Real heroes are people like Dr Cherian. Only he can perform historically important feats like these. I had participated in this because this is a very important incident in history. I'm proud of the fact that this has happened in India."
Parents of kids who were getting treated were also present on the occasion. They were carrying placards saying Our heartbeats belong to India and We are touched by your kindness.
Kamal Hassan not to canvass for any political party
Celebrating the 50 days success of Virumaandi, Kamal Hassanï¿½s Fans Service Society on behalf of Padmashri Kamal Hassan organized a function ï¿½Virundhu Padaikirar Virumaandiï¿½ on 7th March at the Raj Kamal office premises at Chennai. Kamal Hassan distributed rations that are needed for a dayï¿½s meal. They were given to ï¿½Paradise Homeï¿½, ï¿½Vishwanathanï¿½ Home for aged, ï¿½Dharani Homeï¿½, ï¿½Samarpana Homeï¿½, ï¿½Satyanarayana Charitable Trustï¿½, ï¿½Nethralayaï¿½, ï¿½Little Dropsï¿½, ï¿½Mary Homeï¿½, and ï¿½Suyambhuï¿½. Kamal also released a Tamil Atlas, ï¿½Tamizh Nilavaraipadamï¿½ which was received by noted VJ Abdul Hameed. In an informal chat with the journos at the end of the function, Kamal Hassan said that he is to act in two movies. One is a Tamil, a family entertainer produced and directed by him. It will be a childrenï¿½s film sans sex and violence. He would be playing an important role in the film. The title is yet to be decided. The other one being a Telugu film directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao. To queries posted to him on the election issue, Kamal Hasan said that he will not join politics or will not canvass for any political party. At the end Kamal Hassan added that he welcomed competition from new heroes.
Nagma to contest on Congress ticket?
Actress Nagma may contest in the forthcoming elections in Hyderabad on a Congress ticket. With no films in Tamil, Nagma is at present busy acting in Telugu movies. Nagma is said to have met Sonia Gandhi in Delhi two days back to express her desire to contest. Earlier BJP lured Nagma to join them and contest from Hyderabad. But the actress refused to join BJP.
Rajnikant house for sale?
Rajnikant has decided to sell his Poes Garden house and shift permanently to his Kelambakkam farm house. His activities in the city (Chennai) are minimal and whenever he comes to the city, he stays at Arunachala hotel owned by him or in his kalayana mandpam. His wife Latha's activities too are centered on her school in Velachery. Meanwhile Rajnikant has asked his fan clubs to vote according to their conscience since they were asking him to issue a diktat against PMK that scuttled the release of BABA. Since PMK is now in DMK camp, Rajnikant has taken a neutral stance.
Abhirami pairs with Surya
Annalashmi alias Abhirami, is banking heavily on Virumandi which is due on Pongal day. Although she has the right mix of looks and talent she was not getting the right kind of break. She then did few films in Kannada and Malayalam. Her recent film Rakthakaneeru with Upendra was a hit in Kannada. With Virumandi Kamal has brought her back in circulation in Tamil. Sources close to her say that she has been chosen to play the female lead opposite Surya in Goutham Menonï¿½s next film.
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