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Is This Stunner The Next Sridevi?

Last updated on: June 28, 2012 18:51 IST

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Sridevi won hearts with her 1983 hit Himmatwala, co-starring Jeetendra.
 
Now, Telugu-Tamil actress Tamannaah Bhatia is all set to recreate the magic in Sajid Khan's remake of the film. It will be produced by Vashu Bhagnani, and co-star Ajay Devgn.
 
Do you think Tamannaah will do justice to Sridevi? Write in!

Image: Tamannaah Bhatia


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So who is Tamannaah?

Tamannaah started her career with the Hindi film Chand Sa Roshan Chehra in 2005. The film bombed. Luckily for her, she started her southern cinema career at the same time with Telugu film Sri and Tamil film Kedi.

She soon became popular with the Telugu film Happy Days.

Tamannaah was born to a Sindhi family in Mumbai. Her father Santosh Bhatia is a financial consultant. 

She started her acting career when she was only 13. Her first brush with showbiz was in Indian Idol winner Abhijeet Sawant's music video, Lafzon Mein Keh Na Saku.

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1983's Himmatwala, directed by K Raghavendra Rao, was actually a remake of his own Telugu film Ooriki Monagadu (1981), starring Krishna and Jaya Prada.

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The story of Himmatwala revolves around how Sridevi's cruel and arrogant character falls in love with Jeetendra, and sobers down. Jeetendra's character, meanwhile, tries to avenge his father's defamation and clear his name in the village.

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The Himmatwala shoot will start in August after the release of Ajay Devgn's Bol Bachchan.

Image: Tamannaah Bhatia


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Actresses like Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma were considered for the role before it finally went to Tamannaah.

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Ajay Devgn later felt that a Southern actress should play the female lead since Sridevi had been a south actress, who made it very big in the Hindi film industry.

Besides, Devgn had delivered a big hit with Singham, starring south actress Kajal Aggarwal.

Image: Tamannaah Bhatia


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Tamannaah's role in the new Himmatwala is expected to be different from the original.

Sridevi's tight-fitting trousers, leather jacket and whip will be out. Instead, Tamannah will get a gun!

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The famous song Nainon mein sapna from the original would be retained in the new film but will be shot very differently on Ajay and Tamannaah.

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There are some more interesting similarities between Sridevi and Tamannaah. Both are Tamil-Telugu actresses trying to score in Bollywood. 

Sridevi made a failed attempt in Solva Sawan before hitting big time with Himmatwala. Tamannaah also starred in a flop Hindi film Chand Sa Roshan Chehra not so long ago.


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