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Showbitz: Lean and mean

Actor Ajith Kumar

Actor Ajith Kumar  

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Actor Ajith Kumar has lost six kg recently. No, his fans have nothing to worry about. The Billa 2 actor has been working out religiously because director Vishnuvardhan wants a lean, mean and a much younger looking Ajith for his upcoming movie, produced by A.M. Rathnam. Apparently, everyone is amazed at Ajith’s unparalleled dedication to his workout regimen.

The lion will roar again!

S ingam 2 is said to be moving in a brisk pace. Says the film’s director Hari: “You’ll see Suriya like never before. We will begin work once he returns from the shoot of Maatran. Except Prakash Raj, all the artistes from Singam will be on board. Santhanam and Hansika, along with Rajendran and Rishi who play negative roles, will join the team. Actor Rahman plays an important role. We will perhaps shoot in Durban and in the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Pacific Ocean too.”

Dracula in Tamil

Love Dracula stories? Well, you’ll soon have one in Tamil! Director Vinayan (of Vikram-starrer Kasi fame) was in Romania recently, and was completely taken in with the legend of the Dracula surrounding the Bran Castle in Transylvania — so much so he’s planned Naangam Pirai in four languages (Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and English). Says the director: “The people around the palace actually worship Dracula! I’m planning to start the shoot at Bran Castle.” Naangam Pirai will be in 3D and be based on the original horror story written by Bram Stoker. Produced by Sreeraj for Sudha Screens, the film will rope in Hollywood technicians.

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