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Is This Stunner The Next Sridevi?

Last updated on: March 19, 2013 13:21 IST

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Sridevi won hearts with her 1983 hit Himmatwala, co-starring Jeetendra.

Now Tamannaah, who essays the role in Sajid Khan's remake of the film, is creating quite a buzz with her glamorous avatar in the film, set to open in theatres on March 29.

While the film's fate at the box office will unravel only over the weekend, do you think the young actress has what it takes to replicate Sridevi's success?
Do you think Tamannaah will do justice to Sridevi's Himmatwala role? Write in!

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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.

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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.

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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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