Everybody needs a hit: Shruti Haasan


Shruti Haasan, who is neck deep in work right now, says she couldn’t have had a better start to 2013, “I am busy with three Telugu films, two Hindi films and a Tamil movie.I have a busy and exciting year ahead,” says Shruti, who is currently shooting for Yevadu with Ram Charan. In fact, the actress celebrated her birthday on Monday with the cast and crew of themovie on the sets. The actress also confirms that she has signed a Harish Shankar movie opposite NTR Jr. The two were supposed to work together earlier, but due of date issues, Shruti had to opt out. “Now, I will finally be working with NTR Jr and I’m excited about teaming up with Harish Shankar again after Gabbar Singh,” she says. Shruti is also pinning her hopes on her Hindi film, Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya, to make a Bollywoodcomeback of sorts after a long hiatus. And this one has a good dose of Southern flavour too. “Prabhu Dheva has already made his mark inBollywood as a directorand since I know him well, it is so comfortable to be working with him in this remake of Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana.We have however, made a lot of changes in theHindi version. I am playing a village girl in this film,” adds Shruti, who is essaying Trisha’s role in the film. The actress also has anotherBollywood movie in her kitty — a Nikhil Advani film set against the backdrop of terrorism, starring Arjun Rampal. “I am working on a Tamil movie too. I love this…being busy and working everyday,” she says. Tell her that after a series of flops, her fortunes changed with one hit and Shruti says, “Yes, everybody needs a hit, but at the same time people have to like my work too. I’m more thankful for the fact that people appreciated my work in every film and I work hard to earn that.” With her filmi graph going strong, Shruti is keen on focusing on her singing career now. “Music has always been my love and I will be singing a lot more in Tollywood films, apart from writing lyrics too,” reveals the actress, who is busy shuttling between Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai these days. “I live in Mumbaiwith my mom and sister. And of course, I always consider Chennai as home. But for the last few years, I’ve been practically living in Hyderabad,” says Shruti.

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Kalyan Jewellers' Ad

The new yummy mummy of B-town Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is back with full-on energy, vibrancy and enthusiasm for her screen work...

Recently the ravishing diva shot for a south jewellery brand, Kalyan Jewellers

The ethnic look of Aish in these seems to remind one of her 'Jodha Akbar' days. The actress is stunning in bridal attire and traditional ornaments.

While she topped the fashion headlines for her post-pregnancy weight gain, in this ad Aishwarya turns out to be nothing less than a royal beauty.

Aishwarya went on a maternity break once she got pregnant and gave birth to daughter Aaradhya last year in November.

Its Wrap Up Time for Aadhi Bhagavan!

The protagonist in Aadhi Bhagavan, Jayam Ravi, has confirmed that the shooting of the film has been wrapped up in Bikaner, Rajasthan. Director Ameer and the rest of the team were intent on wrapping up the film with this schedule and have achieved it.

Aadhi Bhagvan has been in the making for long and now with the filming completed, the post-production is expected to begin soon.

Neetu Chandra plays the female lead in this flick. Politician-producer J Anbazhagan is producing this film for which Yuvan Shankar Raja has scored the music. Details as to the film’s release date will be announced soon, it is expected.

Maatraan Audio Launch in Singapore?

According to sources in the tinsel town, the audio launch of Maatraan is scheduled on August 9th in Singapore. This Suriya starrer is one of the most expected films of the year as movie buffs will get to see the star in dual roles; particularly as conjoined twins.

This is a very novel attempt by director KV Anand and the audiences are simply going to love the way the film has been picturised, states sources.

There are reports that the filmmakers had chosen August 9th to release the audio because it happens to be a national holiday in Singapore.

More details about this audio launch and the celebs likely to participate will be announced soon, we hear.