Ala Modalindi to get Tamil remake?
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Ala Modalaindi, released on January 21 after a spate of Sankranti releases, is a hit. This love story, the debut film of director Nandini Reddy starring Nani and Nithya Menen besides Ashish Vidhyarthi and Rohini, has gone down well with the audience.
Now the news is that the rights of this film have been sold to a Tamil producer and shortly one may see it in Tamil.Elated over the success of the film Nandini Reddy says: "The best part of this success is that this film made so many people happy. The love they felt for the film came from the heart, that's like winning an Oscar for me. Regarding the remake I am pretty sure it would work in other languages as well."
Image: A scene from Ala Modalaindi
Shruti to act with Mahesh Babu
Shruti Haasan made her Telugu debut with the fantasy flick Anaganaga O Dheerudu (Once upon a Warrior) which released during Sankranti. Though the film has not done well, the beautiful daughter of Kamal Haasan and Sarika is getting offers from the Telugu industry too.
She was considered for a NTR Jr's film but the buzz now is that she is cast opposite the Prince of Telugu Cinema, Mahesh Babu in Puri Jagannath's film The Businessman.
Shruti is currently shooting 7am Arivu (directed by A R Murugadoss) opposite Tamil superstar Suriya.
Image: Shruti Haasan
Celebrating Silver Jubilee
Dr Rajasekhar, a doctor who entered the Telugu film industry with Vande Mataram, has completed his silver jubilee in films.
Known for his angry young man and cop roles, Rajasekhar has done quite a few remakes of other films too, of late. Some of his good/hit films include Ankusam, Anugraham, Allaripriyudu, Sruthilayalu, Evaidaithe Nakenti, Gorintaku, Maa Annaya Bangaram.
In the recent past, he is identified with remakes (films such as Satyameva Jayathe which was a remake of the Hindi film Khakhee, Evadaithe Nakenti, a remake of the Malayalam film Lion etc). He has also teamed up with his wife Jeevitha, a former actress who takes charge of the directorial department at times, for his films.
Dr Rajasekhar's next project is Mahankali, again a cop story.
Image: Dr Rajasekhar