More of Abhinaya

Abhinaya's fans have something to cheer about. One expected her to do something substantial in Murugadoss'sSeventh Sensethat released recently but all she got was a smile and a stare in one scene. A source says the dialogue was chopped but now those two three scenes have been included. Next the actor is playing NTR's eldest sister and is paired with Venu inDammu.

Also, for the first time she is playing the lead role in a Malayalam movieThe Reporter directed by Venugopal.

Abhinaya doesn't like wasting her time and in between her movies, she had participated in a beauty contest in Kerala and won Ms Beautiful Skin and the Viewers Choice.

Movie buff to star

Aravind's debut in movies was pretty late but once he started working, offers poured in fast. A movie lover from Vijayawada, it was mandatory for him to see the morning show of every new film and his father was of great help in that context. “My dad was an inspector and I never had a problem with the tickets,” he avers but he had to knock doors for work once he decided enter the cinema world. Aravind is the man who enters the haunted palace inArundhatiin the introduction scenes and then comes in at regular intervals. AfterAshok,Annavaram,Golimaar,Kandireega,Bodyguard, the actor worked in a Kannada and a Tamil film each. With 31 films in his kitty, Aravind says, “I am a die hard fan of Kota Srinivas Rao. Everytime I run into him on the sets I spend as much as time as possible just listening to him.”

Madhushalini's new look

“I'm holding the gunlike a true professional and smoking like I've been into it since ages”, says Madhushalini. The actor is playing a Muslim gangster named Naseer inDepartment. Being her first film in Hindi, she has made an extra effort to dub for herself. A tiny accessory can enhance a total personality of a woman and a nose ring has done it for Madhushalini. Tell her she looks very hot in it, she exclaims, “Is it? I usually hate anything on the nose. We did a photo shoot with it and RGV Sir said it's looking good on me. I also sport three dots on my forehead. Even during the shoot, he checks out if the look in the photo shoot is being repeated; I've yet to see someone who's so particular about design and styling like him, he truly has a vision.” Ten and still counting

“Yes, I'm quite lucky to be living in Antarvedi in East Godavari district. When I go home, I visit the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple every day. Many directors come here and worship before launching their movie,” says comedian Praveen. The actor says he is so fond of director Vamsi that not only did he watch all the films, he started adoring everyone with the name Vamsi. Ironically, he has now become a fan of director Krishna Vamsi who gave him a substantialrole inMogudu. He adds, “I feel I've improved as an actor after working with him. There will be nothing on paper on his sets, he will say something and you will have to do it. There is freedom and plenty of scope to improvise as well.” The actor has worked in all popular films so far, 25 of them. He quips with pride, “Last year I had ten, this year ten, I hope my luck continues next year too.”

Musical journey

The 28 year old music director Sunil Kashyap from Anantapur caught everyone's attention recently with his lilting composition inIt's My Love Story. He says, “My father was a violin player and when went for programmes, I would accompany him on the tabla. I would also compose music at home. I came down to Hyderabad to pursue MBA and learnt Hindustani classical music here for two years.” The immensely talented young man crammed his studies and passion to make into the music world; he would study during the mornings and sing raps, chorus for movies and would try hard to make a difference there too. An eternal optimist, he says there is place for everyone in this world and all one needs to do is wait for that right time. While his recent works includeLotus Pond,Ayyare,he has also been signed to compose music for a Hindi movieLogto be directed by Sanjeev.

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