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Meera Jasmine is Tamil's hottest heroine

Poornima, Vijayalaxmi, M D Riti | July 05, 2003 21:08 IST

Meera JasmineShe has only one hit, Run, to her credit. Her second film, Puthiya Geethai, was a flop. 

But Meera Jasmine is now the most sought-after heroine in the Tamil film industry. She has the best banners calling her and she stars in films opposite the most popular heroes.

Her first film was opposite Madhavan, the second opposite Vijay.

Now, she is acting in two more films: Anjaneya, directed by Maharajan (who earlier directed Vallarasu with Vijayakant and Indian with Sunny Deol). Her co-star will be Ajit. She also features in Azhagam Perumal's Joot opposite Srikkant.

News is that she has also been signed by Mani Ratnam for his next film.

Overage hero, underage heroine

MukeshTalk of young heroines opposite 'old' heroes: Malayalam star Mukesh has beaten his senior counterparts by acting opposite 15-year-old Bhavana in the highly successful Chronic Bachelor.

And 40-something Mukesh's eldest son is 13 years old!

"I am 40-plus and Bhavana is 15. But did we look bad on screen?" Mukesh counters when asked why he acted opposite a girl young enough to be his daughter.

Funnily enough, Mukesh's comic act is considered the highlight of Chronic Bachelor. He has also won more applause than Mammootty, the serious hero of the film.

Srikkant's regret

SrikkantSrikkant's accident has upset his calendar. The actor was severely burnt after an accident on the sets of his latest release, Parthiban Kanavu, and forced to take a month off.

As a result, the star, who was to act in a Mani Ratnam film, is finding it impossible to give the dates that the ace filmmaker wants.

"I will not say I am not acting in Mani Ratnam's film," a disappointed Srikkant says. "I would say I missed out on an opportunity to act in a Mani Ratnam film."

Nagarjuna resurfaces

After a long hiatus, Nagarjuna will appear in a 'mass-centric' role in the recently launched Kamatchi Arts' untitled Telugu film.

Nagarjuna"The role is packed with emotions," says the star, whose character is shown to have a disturbed childhood, but reforms after falling in love.

Producer Sivaprasad Reddy describes his sixth film with Nagarjuna as a 'lavish, mass-based entertainer.'

Young director Aditya, who rose to fame with Manasantha Nuvve, claims to have resisted the temptation of making a 'feel-good' movie with the actor. "I will use this opportunity to the hilt," says the director about his first film with a big star.

Shriya, who matched strides with Nag in Santhosham, is looking forward to her next film with the star. The other female lead, Aarti Agarwal, works with Nag for the first time.

With music by R P Patnaik, the film is slated for a January 2004 release.

Ambi as Dalapathy

AmbareeshDo Kannada audiences believe fat is beautiful? In a few months, we will know.

Ambareesh, the overweight and rundown star-politician, has just been signed on as one of two heroes in the Kannada remake of the Tamil superhit Dalapathy.

Known as the 'rebel' star, Ambareesh will essay Mammootty's role in the film, while new, upcoming hero Darshan Toogudeep will enact Rajanikanth's role. M C Dayanand will direct this as yet untitled film.

Ambareesh is bound to eclipse Darshan by his sheer girth, if not acting prowess.

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Sub: Meera Jasmine

Meera Jass was never a hit in Tamil. Please update your columns, its all awfully old news.

Posted by Senthil

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I think you have got addiction to malayalam based actress, there are plenty of actress who are on top rating than meera jasmine, so please ...

Posted by vasusharma

Sub: amazing actress bhavana

Bhavana her acting in chronic bachelor was amazing.her expression is also very good .she can attract every one.

Posted by joshvin

Sub: Get your facts Right

Before she acted with Vijay in Pudhiya Geethai, she already had acted in "Bala" which has Sham as the hero. Get your facts right..!!

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Sub: Correction

Meera Jasmine's second film is "Bala" not "Puthiya Geethai" as mentioned.

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