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Vaibhav  

Gangster Fail

Vaibhav will play the lead in director S. K. Vetri Selvan’s Jindhaa, which is being promoted as a dark, gangster comedy.

“I play a character who is scared about everything in life. Circumstances, however, force him to join a gang headed by actor Karthik, who plays a don. The don meanwhile mistakenly believes that I am capable of doing everything. My inability to follow his instructions results in a lot of humorous incidents,” says Vaibhav.

Shooting for the film is on, with Vaibhav thoroughly enjoying the experience of acting with Karthik.

Attitude matters

After the release of the teaser for Ranjit Jeyakodi’s Mellisai, starring Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathri, the expectations are running high. “The film is an urban thriller, and a romantic musical. The plot is about the attitude of the common man when caught in challenging situations,” says Ranjit.

Delivering a hit?

Jim Sanjay, who owns Shepherd India, a media production house, has directed a 23-minute short film titled Kamlaa, inspired by a recent event that happened in North India where a minor was raped by a doctor and she became pregnant. “The family was so ashamed that they got the permission from Supreme Court to get the 25-week foetus aborted. That is the day I decided to make a film with a different ending, where the mother or unborn do not have to die. It is the story of a young girl Kamlaa, the unfortunate domestic help who after being raped by her employer becomes pregnant. She is forced to face a dilemma of choosing between “a life of shame and stigma” or “killing the unborn”. However, she takes the third route,” says Jim. The film ends in an unexpected climax leaving viewers stunned.

The short film, made in Hindi with English subtitles can be viewed on >https://youtu.be/nor-MuVuWxk


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