Nargis to debut Hollywood film
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Rockstar actress Nargis Fakhri will be playing the role of a secret agent in her debut Hollywood film, to be directed by Paul Feig.
"She (Nargis) will be seen as a sexy agent in a Fox production starring Jason Statham of Transporter fame and Melissa McCarthy, who was last seen The Heat," sources said.
The length of Nargis's role in the film and when she will begin shooting is yet to be known.
Nargis made her debut in Bollywood with Ranbir Kapoor starrer Rockstar. She was then seen in Shoojit Sircar's critically acclaimed film, Madras Cafe. The model-actress also did a special song in Shahid Kapoor's Phata Poster Nikla Hero.
The 34-year-old actress will be next seen in David Dhawan's Main Tera Hero, which is slated to hit cinema houses next month.
Paul Feig helmed the Oscar nominated film Bridesmaids.
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Image: Nargis Fakhri
Shraddha Kapoor to be part of Shaukeen remake?
Actress Shraddha Kapoor is likely to step in the shoes of noted actress Rati Agnihotri for the remake of Shaukeen.
For the remake of Basu Chatterjee's 1982 hit film, the makers are looking for a new leading lady after Nargis Fakhri walked out citing date issues.
The makers are in talks with Shraddha for the role.
The original film revolved around three old men -- Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and AK Hangal -- who try to impress a young dancer -- Rati Agnihotri. In the original film, Mithun Chakraborty played the role of Rati's boyfriend.
Now, Annu Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Anupam Kher will be reprising the roles of the three old men while Akshay Kumar will step into Mithun's shoes.
Earlier, the film was to be directed by Rumi Jaffrey, who directed God Tussi Great Ho. Later Abhishek Sharma of Tere Bin Laden fame replaced him.
The film is scheduled to go on floors in April.
"I was very excited about Shaukeen and we had been preparing for a while now. There was another opportunity in the pipeline and we tried to work out the dates so that I could be a part of both but the dates were clashing. I couldn't have asked the team to wait for me, so it's heartbreaking but I had to let the film go," Nargis said.
"I was really excited to work with the team of Shaukeen and Abhishek Sharma, who is a terrific director. A bond with the film and team members of Shaukeen remains and I wish them all the best," she said.
Image: Sharddha Kapoor
Hema, Dharmendra to attend Muscat film festival
Film stars Hema Malini, Dharmendra and Mammootty are likely to attend the 2014 edition of the Muscat International Film Festival (MIFF), which will be held from March 23 to 29.
The eighth edition of the MIFF is being organised by the Oman Film Society under the auspices of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture.
The last edition of the festival saw the participation of percussionist Sivamani, actor Victor Banerjee and stars like Forest Whitaker, Billy Boyd and Susan Sarandon.
A large number of short films, animations and feature films have also been finalised for the seven-day event.
In 2013, around 200 entries were in this category. The festival will see movie premieres, red carpet events, workshops and several high-profile celebrities. Delegates from more than 60 countries have confirmed their participation in the MIFF.
Image: Hema Malini and Dharmendra